I have a big sweet tooth and I believe you should never deprive yourself. So, I always like to keep clean, healthy, homemade treats around my house. These chocolate chip cookies are perfect to satisfy a craving!
Clean Chocolate Chip Cookies-
* Makes 1 dozen
1 cup almond butter (you can use Sunbutter if you have a nut allergy)
1/4 cup brown rice malt syrup (or raw honey)
1 organic pasture raised egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp Himalayan sea salt
1/4 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350F and lightly grease a cookie sheet with coconut oil. Mix together the almond butter, sweetener, egg, baking soda and salt then fold in chocolate chips. Form small 1" balls with the dough and spread apart evenly on the cookie sheet. (Dough will be very thick) Bake for 10-12 minutes. Allow to cool completely so the cookies set properly. Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week. Serve with homemade almond milk (recipe below) and enjoy in moderation! *1-2 cookies is the perfect treat!
Homemade Nut Milk-Contrary to popular belief, the nut milks you buy on the shelf are not healthy. Have you ever looked at the ingredient list on your carton of almond milk? It’s full of a bunch of nasty additives like, Vitamin A Palmitate (synthetic Vitamin A), Carrageenan (an inflammatory additive that can wreck havoc on your gut) and many more.
But this doesn't mean you have to stop drinking your almond milk. Nut milk is SO easy to make and making your own will actually save you SO much money!Here’s what you do:
Overnight, soak 1 cup of your preferred nuts/seeds in water. Then strain. In a blender or food processor, combine the soaked nuts/seeds with 4 cups of filtered water. Blend until Smooth and creamy. Then, strain the milk over a nut milk bag, cheese cloth, or even tulle fabric! Optional add ins: raw honey, stevia, vanilla extract, cinnamon, raw cacao! Be creative! Store in an air tight jar in the fridge for up to 5 days!
Tip- Keep the leftover pulp, let it dry out and use it as a flour for baking!