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Now your favorite cookies can have all goodness of health, like lowering your cholesterol levels, managing blood sugar levels and be super tasty too. Make it yourself and enjoy tasty healthy cookies.
What could be more satisfying than a good cookie that is good for your health? Curb all those who tell you that your favorite breakfast cookie will make you put on weight. Finally, there’s a recipe that will make you feel good both physically and mentally. These coconut cookies are rich in fiber, protein, full of healthy fats and very few carbohydrates.
Look at all the good things that combine to form absolutely delicious and healthy coconut cookies
Coconut and coconut oil
But obvious that a coconut cookie will have coconut, but did you know that coconut is full of nutritious value? It supports digestion, heart and brain functioning. It also loaded with fiber, iron, magnesium, and vitamins B6 and C, boosting your metabolism.
You might have heard that sunflower seeds are healthy because, they are loaded with minerals, vitamins and fibers. They are a rich source of vitamin E, vitamin D, selenium, calcium, thiamine, phosphorus, and magnesium.
Here you might need to consider which protein powder you choose because certain people are allergic to food items. Though hemp or pumpkin seed protein powder tastes best with good texture.
It wouldn’t be wrong if you call honey as a superfood. It is rich in minerals and has a complex nutritional profile which you cannot find in lot of foods. Choose raw honey which has better health constituents.
Vanilla and Cinnamon
Not many people know that this flavoring essence is made from orchids. On the other hand, well-known cinnamon is spiced up with anti inflammatory properties. It regulates blood sugar levels, blood pressure and cholesterol.
Here’s the easy recipe to make some delicious cookies for yourself.
High Protein Coconut Cookies
This recipe makes approximately 18 cookies.
· 1 ½ cups shredded coconut
· ½ cup sunflower seeds – raw, unsalted
· ½ cup protein powder
· 1 teaspoon vanilla
· ¼ cup honey
· 1 teaspoon cinnamon
· 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
· 1/8 cup filtered water
1. Preheat oven to 300°
2. Roughly chop sunflower (or other) seeds or nuts in a blender/food processor/chopper into small chunks.
3. Place all ingredients into a large bowl and stir together until blended. If the batter is too dry, add another tablespoon of melted coconut oil and/or a little more water until of batter consistency.
4. Drop dough by heaping teaspoon onto a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
5. Gently press the cookie dough with a fork to flatten.
6. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
7. Cool for 10-15 minutes before enjoying.
Coconut Whipped Cream
Use this to make a filling, if desired.
· 2 14-oz. cans full-fat organic coconut milk
· 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
· ½ teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, or 1½ tablespoons raw cocoa (optional)
· 1-2 tablespoons raw honey or maple syrup (optional)
1. Refrigerate the coconut milk for at least 24 hours before use to get the right texture. When ready to use, remove from the refrigerator and scoop off the cream at the top and spoon the into a chilled glass mixing bowl.
2. Add vanilla and any optional ingredients.
3. Use a high-powered whip on high until it reaches desired consistency.
4. Spread between 2 cooled coconut protein cookies and press together to make a sandwich.
5. Refrigerate any unused cream for up to 7 days.
Recipe from dailyhealthpost.com