January 28, 2013 by Audrey
I experimented a little yesterday afternoon in the kitchen. Everyone wanted some chocolate chip cookies, so I thought, “How about some semi-healthy chocolate chip cookies?”
So I saw a recipe and tweaked it a little and got 12 cookies out of it that were soft and delicate but still thick, not flat and hardly there.
- 3/4 cup oat flour
- 1/2 brown rice flour
- 1/4 cup sugar (Would have used stevia if I would have had some)
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1/4 cup corn starch (I didn’t have arrowroot starch)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
- 6 tbsp strawberry applesauce (can also use plain)
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, flaxseed, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt. Add the coconut oil and apple sauce. Then add the vanilla and stir. If the dough is not thick enough add more brown rice flour. If it needs more liquid, add 1/4 cup more of coconut oil. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
Drop TBSP sized balls of dough onto the cooking sheet. 1 1/2 inches apart. bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes!!! (Important!!)
This morning I wanted one thing…a green smoothie. Weird? You bet. But this one was realllllllly good! I actually can’t believe it was this good because I put celery in it! Celery!!
- 1 cup almond milk + a little water
- 2 big handfuls of raw spinach
- 1 small granny smith apple
- 3 stalks of celery
- 4 frozen strawberries
I completed a 30 minute workout consisting of Zwow#26 and a new arm routine I came up with that is definitely going to make me sore tomorrow.
Then I came to my kitchen to begin making lunch. I sliced up half a cucumber, sliced some carrots, sauteed some broccoli, heated up half a baked sweet potato, and sliced a boiled egg.
Now, I have to get ready to run a few miles tonight. Fun!
Have a good day