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Healthy Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

In the past 3 weeks, I’ve decided to overhaul my diet. No more processed sugars, fewer carbs, more protein, and overall just a better-balanced diet with more nutritious foods. For anyone that knows me, you’ll know I’m a chocolate junky. I couldn’t live without chocolate, however, I know that needed to change since I would be staying far away from processed sugars!

I have made it my mission to find healthy delicious treats so that I don’t feel “deprived” of my sweets.

I’ve experimented with baked donuts, which might I add were amazing! Today I was craving cookies ALL day!!! What are better than cookies? You’re right! Raw cookie dough! Who would have guessed it could be this good for you?

Feel free to halve this recipe. I had a huge can of garbanzo beans so I made a large batch so I could share with my friends and coworkers. Sharing is caring, right?

Now, I know everyone’s first thought might be the same as mine… chickpeas… really? That sounds gross! Well, I made black bean brownies before and I know that those were very tasty so I decided to give this a try and see how I would like it. This recipe will be made over and over in my house! Too bad for my boyfriend that he doesn’t eat nuts cause he is sure missing out on this one!

Ingredients

  • 1 can garbanzo beans  (aka chickpeas), well-rinsed 280z
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup cashew butter
  • 4 tbsp. almond milk
  • 4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp. coconut palm sugar (Can be replaced with all honey if you don’t have coconut palm sugar)
  • 3 tbsp. honey
  • 4 tbsp. oat flour (puree oats to get oat flour if you don’t have it on hand)
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 scoops vanilla protein powder *optional*
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips or cacao nibs

Directions

Place all ingredients other than the chocolate chips or chocolate nibs in the food processor. Blend until it has reached desired consistency. Remove from processor add chocolate chips, mix them in and enjoy!

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Easy Guacamole

So I never went out of my way to eat guacamole in the past. When I first started experiencing in the kitchen I tried to make it, but I never loved it enough to want to make it again. Last summer we spent some time in Florida and we finally got to try popular burrito place in the USA; chipotle. Their guacamole was to die for.

Now, every time I see an avocado I want guacamole.  So for those days when I have perfect avocados here’s the recipe I use to satisfy my craving!

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe avocado, cubed
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 tbsp. of fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup of onion, diced
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1 lime, juiced

Directions

Place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir.

I don’t know about you but I don’t think it could get simpler than that!