Cacao Carrot Pumpkin Spice POWERCOOKIES.

November 19, 2012 -
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Hi all!
I hope you took a little time to be in the NOW this weekend!

Oh, & Happy Monday!
Not very often do we combine those words into a phrase, right?

Well let’s look on the bright side..

Sun

It’s a short work week & Thanksgiving is just a few days away!

To kick off this week of food lovin’ I thought I’d share with you a new recipe.

I have been loving the “cookie” idea for breakfast;
which are basically mini powercakes!

So I couldn’t help but share with you a healthy alternative to cookies
which combine the spices of thanksgiving with the POWER of a balanced meal!

Cacao Carrot Pumpkin Spice
POWERCOOKIES

Loaded with fiber, protein, healthy fats, & clean carbs!
Gluten free, dairy free, egg free, & nut free!
Hence the POWER! Winking smile

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Wet Ingredients:

3/4 cup grated carrots
3/4 cup pumpkin
2 Cups of Coconut Milk (or other nut milk)
2 tsp vanilla extract
zest of one small orange
juice of 1 small orange
1 TB Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
A few drops of liquid stevia
& vanilla liquid stevia
(you can also add 2 TB sweetener of choice)

Dry:
1/2 Cup Coconut Flour
1/2 Cup of Rolled Oats
1/4 Cup Flax Meal
1 TB psyllium husk powder
(or a chia seeds)
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp sea salt

Optional Add-ins-
Which I highly suggest adding in

1/4 cup Raisins
1/4 cup Cacao Nibs
(or chocolate chips of choice)

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Mix & Let sit to thicken.
Spoon onto a greased cookie sheet
*I spray my sheet with coconut oil spray from whole foods.

Bake at 350 for about 35 minutes.

Let sit to cool for a good 15-30 minutes
they will get more FIRM while they sit!
I also suggest letting them sit in the fridge
for about 30min – 1 hour to let cool and set.

I usually make mine in advance and once cool,
I store them in containers in the fridge!

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I stacked a few up with protein powder frosting
(protein powder mixed with water and chia seeds to make thick)
for my post workout breakfast!

Why not make these thanksgiving morning to POWER UP for your day!?

Enjoy!

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Be True To You,

Powercakes

*As always, if you haven’t’ yet, you can use my coupon code XUG228
at www.iherb.com for  a discount on these products and more!

 

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