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Buttery Vegan Carob Chip Cookies

I don’t usually use much overt fat and honestly don’t know that last time I baked with any kind of shortening, but I was generously gifted some fancy organic vegan shortening that looks exactly like butter! I was wracking my brain for what people use butter for in baking and recalled that most people bake cookies using butter! These turned out delicious, and are perfect for those who like a nice crunch to their cookies. A tasty recipe to share!

You need:

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup brown rice flour

1 cup honey flavored agave

2/3 cup vegan shortening (or coconut oil)

1 tbs flax

1.5 T cinnamon

Pinch salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder

2/3 cup carob chips

1/2 tsp almond extract 

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, starting first with your sweetener and shortening. If you are mixing by hand, soften your shortening a bit before mixing. Mix untill well incorporated, then add all other ingredients, carob chips last. 

I recommend refrigerating the dough for an hour or so just to make them easier to form into balls, but is not required.

Roll into balls and place on parchment paper, sprinkling with a touch of sea salt on top!

Bake at 350F for about 7 min, let cool and enjoy!

Yields 8 large cookies

Chocolate Chia Protein Cookies

A cookie nutritious enough that you can eat it for breakfast? Sign me up! I used to eat Oreos and milk for breakfast as a kid. Not the best start to the day, but try these out instead with some protein and brain food, and you can feel good about chocolate cookies for breakfast. Really it is just like eating oatmeal 🙂 These are nice and chewy and soft.
You need:

1 egg (or flax egg)

 3tbs coconut flour

1 cup gf rolled oats

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp almond extract

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1tbs carob powder

6 tsp chia seeds

1 small ripe banana

2/3 cup almond milk

1/4 cup kefir

3 tsp chocolate pb2

1/2 scoop chocolate whey protein
Simply blend together all wet ingredients (including banana) and then combine with all dry ingredients in a bowl. Scoop onto parchment paper or greased foil.

Bake at 350F x 10 min, and enjoy!
Makes 17 cookies

Each cookie:

48 cal

1.5 fat

6.3 carb

1.7 fiber

2.3 protein

Blueberry Banana Zucchini Superfood Oatmeal

An alternate name could be “Kitchen Sink” Oatmeal, but that’s not highly appetizing either! As crazy as this sounds, it is so tasty and so satisfying, and is PACKED with healthy antioxidants!
You need:

1/2 tsp cinnamon

dash cardamom

dash nutmeg

sprinkle of flax meal

sprinkle of psyllium

handful of hemp seeds

1/8 tsp sea salt

sprinkle of chia seeds

1/2 cup fresh blueberries

1/2 thinly sliced zucchini 

1/2 banana, mashed

1/2 cup oats

1/2 cup milk of choice or water
Comine oats, banana, zuccini, water/milk, all seasonings, 1/2 of the blueberries in a large microwave safe boal, and heat in 30 secong increments for about 2 minutes.
Then top with additional blueberries, seeds, psyllium, and flax. That is it! Time to feel enegized and positive for the day ahead!! Enjoy.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal 

I made this using butternut squash, but use any pumpkin, fresh or canned! This is a simple way to sneak a veggie into breakfast 🙂
You need:

1 cup (leftover) roasted butternut squash

1/2 cup whole oats

3/4 cup water

1/2 banana

Cinnamon, dash

Nutmeg, dash

Sea salt, dash
Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Microwave for 1 minute, stir and put back in for additional 30 sec increments until water is absorbed. Enjoy!!



Overnight Chia Oatmeal Pudding

This one’s a hybrid but it is SO good. Breakfast or an afternoon work snack, an instant staple. SO simple and nourishing. Brain food!

Oats 1/4 cup
Chia 1/4 cup
Almond milk 1.2 cup
Flax meal 2tbs
Cinnamon 1.5 tbs
Vanilla 1/2 tsp

This amount makes about 3-4 servings.

Whisk together in a glass tupperware, cover and put in the fridge, grab in the morning, eat anytime as no need to heat!

Suggested toppings:
-fresh fruit
-slivered almonds
-dried fruit
-hemp seeds