Once again my girlfriend was in the kitchen the other night experimenting with some goodness and what she made was simply amazing!
She calls them PHAT FAT BOMBS… and I am totally addicted!
Now I know it doesn’t sound so delicious but let me tell you I can’t get enough!
I will let her till you all about it…
Our good friend Marni, over at the Ultimate Health Podcast shared the recipe for Carob Cookies on her FB the other day and I went ahead and just had to make them and added in an extra few ingredients of my own.
And the best part; all you need are 4-5 simple and healthy ingredients:
- 1.5 cups large coconut flakes
- 2 tbsp carob powder (toasted or roasted, NOT raw! I use Bob’s Red Mill brand)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (not melted, but soft, room temperature)
- 2 heaping tbsp raw almond butter
- 1 scoop of whey protein (optional, I made her add some protein because I’m a meathead 4 life and want protein in everything I eat)
Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor. Scoop out onto a plate or tray covered with parchment paper. Evenly spread out ‘batter’ and put in the freezer for 30-40 minutes. Once frozen, break up into pieces and enjoy!
Easy, delicious, sugar free, high protein and full of anti-inflammatory ingredients!
If you don’t have carob powder, you can use cacao powder, but you would need to add some sweetness to the batter. I would suggest Lakanto or maybe stevia. This would keep it sugar free. Otherwise, you can use some brown rice syrup or maple syrup. Raw cacao powder is quite bitter, so it would definitely need a touch of sweetness.
So why carob?
Well, I’m a big fan of cacao and it’s loaded with lots of minerals and goodness, but it does contain caffeine and theobromine, which can be stimulating for some people. And, often times, when people are looking to lower inflammation and/or histamines in their body, chocolate/cacao needs to be eliminated, whereas carob can still be enjoyed!
In the effort to support those trying to lower inflammation and heal their gut, carob is a great alternative to chocolate/cacao.
Trust me you are going to want to give this simple recipe a try!
I can’t stop eating them at night after dinner so you might want to manage your portion control!
For more amazing, delicious recipes check out Samantha’s website www.holisticwellness.ca
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