It's that time of year ! Where holiday treats are in abundance and we loosen the belts on our pants to make room for just a little more Pavlova 😂
I‘m all for treats, who isn’t ?! But I like to FEEL good after eating them. Because when I know that when we FEEL good we can enjoy life more. When we feel good, we’re able to be more in the here and now rather than planning how to lose the kilos we are currently putting on ;)
A simple recipe to achieve this feel good feeling is to create your favourite recipes using the most nutrient dense ingredients you have access to.
swap refined sugar for coconut sugar
swap golden syrup for honey
swap flour for almond meal
To get you started on feeling good this Holiday Season, Here’s my nutrient dense Gingerbread recipe. Enjoy!
1/2 cup coconut flour
1 cup almond meal
1 cup ground LSA
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp ground ginger
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 tbsp honey/ maple syrup
125g unsalted butter
In a bowl, beat the coconut sugar, honey and butter until creamy.
Add in the egg and continue to mix through.
Gradually pour the dry ingredients into the wet whilst continuing to stir.
Once combined, roll into a ball and cover before placing in the fridge for 30 minutes to chill.
Preheat the oven to 180
To make the cookies, roll out the dough between 2 pieces of baking paper to about 5mm thickness
Use your choice of cookie cutters to cut out your biscuit shapes.
Place cookies on a baking tray.
Bake for 15 minutes.
***NOTE: if you're dough is sticky, you may find it easier to remove the dough around the cookie, rather than pry the cookie from the baking sheet. Then bake :)