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Mouth-Watering Protein and Nutrient-rich Chocolate Cookies

Mouth-Watering Protein and Nutrient-rich Chocolate Cookies

These moist little dehydrated wellness cookies are packed full of nutrition and flavor.

Nutrition Facts:

  • Raw: the integrity of nutrition (especially vitamins and fats) are kept
  • High in fiber important for blood sugar control, and cardiovascular and digestive health
  • High in good fats (essential fatty acids – omega 3 and 6, monounsaturated fats, medium-chain fatty acids, and lauric acids) important for cardiovascular, neurological, and immune health
  • High in easily-digesting protein for blood sugar control, and neurological, immune, gut, and musculoskeletal health
  • No processed or refined sugar used, only natural sugars filled with immune-boosting properties
  • High in vitamins and minerals (especially magnesium)

Dehydrator needed

Preparation time: 15-30 minutes

Makes: 24-30 cookies

Ingredients: 

Raw Cocoa Powder 1/2 cup
Raw cacao nibs 1/2 cup
Protein powder of choice (whey or pea) 1/2 cup
Ground Cinnamon 1 tsp
All Spice (Optional) 1 tsp
Chopped Banana 1 cup
Chopped peeled zucchini 1 cup
Vanilla Extract 1 tsp
Maple Syrup (The darker, the better) 2/3 cup
Coconut butter 1/2 cup
Whole raw almonds or/and walnuts 1 cup
Ground flax seeds,  or/and chia seeds 1/2 cup
Hemp seeds 1/2 cup
Sea Salt Pinch
Coconut Flakes (Optional)

 

Directions: 

  1. In a food processor, process whole almonds or/and walnuts until finely ground. Add ground flax seeds or/and chia seeds, hemp seeds, and pulse until finely ground. Remove into a medium bowl.
  2. In a food processor, process raw cocoa powder, protein powder, maple syrup, banana, zucchini, coconut butter, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and all spice (optional). Remove into a large bowl.
  3. Add dry mixture (step 1) into wet mixture (step 2), stir in cocoa nibs, and combine well until mixture has a dough-like consistency
  4. Using a small ice cream scoop, drop 24 to 30 equal portions of dough onto  a nonstick silicon dehydrator sheet or chlorine-free parchment paper
  5. Sprinkle with coconut flakes if desired
  6. Using the bottom of a plastic measuring cup dipped in water between each portion, flatten to approximately 1/2 inch (1 cm thick)
  7. Dehydrate at 105 F (41C) for 8-10 hours or until the desired firmness and moistness.

Enjoy in wellness!