Monday, March 3, 2014

Well HEYYYYY! Sugar Abatement...

Post Paleo Challenge: Sugar hates me. It's a good thing I guess...

But instead of boring you with some sob story about my sugar nonsense (I'll save that for another time) I will give you a chocolate chip cookie recipe & chia pudding recipe that you may want to try. Because we all need a treat once in a while. Am I right??!!

Chocolate Chip Puff Balls
(Notice I called them "puffs" because they turn out a bit puffier and softer than normal cookies, but still delicious)

1/3 c. amond butter, smooth

2 eggs

2-3 Tb. honey 

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2 c. almond flour

1/4 c. coconut flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. baking soda

dash of salt

1/3 c. chocolate chips of your choice 

Directions: Preheat the oven for 375.  Combine all wet ingredients (almond butter, eggs, honey, vanilla). Then add the dry ingredients besides chocolate chips. Once combined fold in chocolate chips. Place by rounded tablespoon onto a greased or parchment paper covered baking sheet. Bake for 10ish minutes until slightly golden brown.  Let cool and enjoy.

*Note:  These are not super sweet. I am very sensitive to sweet now, and we are trying to take things down a notch in this household. Therefore, with baked goods I usually half it but try to make sure I even out the recipe based on the sugar reduction. Also, you can you use any chocolate chips you want. I usually use dark chocolate that I chop up or cocoa nibs but whatever should be fine :) These are gluten free and can be paleo depending on the chocolate you get.

 If you noticed in the picture above there is some weird looking goop. Yeah, that's chia pudding but don't worry it's mighty fine!

 Chia Coconut Pudding

1 c. coconut milk (or other milk if you want)

1 tsp. vanilla

1/2-1 Tb. honey or a few drops of Stevia

1/4 c. chia seeds

dash of cinnamon

Directions:  Place all ingredients into a small mixing bowl and stir until all chia seeds are coated, making sure they do not clump together.  Cover and place in refrigerator until set.  Stir and enjoy. 

This can be eaten with some bananas or other kind of fruit for breakfast or dessert! You can also take out the honey or stevia in which the pudding is still fab. I put a few pieces of dark chocolate on top because I wanted to :)

Alright, that's it for now folks! Enjoy this (silly) snow! 

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