If you are anything like me, I am a snack person. I always need to be munching on something. Let’s be honest, sometimes water just doesn’t do the trick!
I have tried my very best to eliminate all the bad food from our fridge and pantry. My husband on the other hand still likes a couple of snacks that he ain’t willing to give up. Example: sour sugared candies and rippled chips are his weakness. So in order to have those in my house without scarfing them down, I need to have other things ready to go when hunger strikes.
I have been experimenting with raw chocolate chip cookie dough for a couple weeks now. The first batch I made, my husband claimed he did not like the texture, I on the other hand liked it. It grew on me. It did taste a little different and the texture did take some getting use to but I actually liked it. I’m still contemplating sharing that recipe, but I’ll try it again with a couple of changes first.
This time I thought I would try a whole new recipe to see if I could toddle his fancy. LET ME TELL YOU, this is the real deal! It is ridiculously delicious and tastes exactly like chocolate chip cookie dough but it is vegan and gluten free! Hello!!!!!!!!
I found this recipe on www.averiecooks.com and once I read everyone’s reviews, I knew I had to try it ASAP! Now the only thing I want to stress is the importance of buying quality products. In this case the agave nectar, the real maple syrup and vanilla extract are key! Trust me it’s worth the investment to get good quality ingredients. Your body will thank you!
Last thing, I have to say that I didn’t have raw cashews at home so I substituted roasted unsalted cashews instead! It still turned out DELICIOUS! My mouth is watering as I write this!
Here you go!
Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
2/3 cup raw cashews
1/3 cups oats
2 tbsp agave nectar
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup mini chocolate chips
In a food processor or Vitamix blend both the cashews and oats to a fine powder. Be sure not to over blend!
Add in the agave nectar, maple syrup and the vanilla extract. Do a quick blend. Then add the chocolate chips and mix by hand.
Roll into balls and place in an airtight container in the fridge.
WARNING: these are highly addictive, you won’t be able to stop at one!
P.S have a look at how clear my skin is and how my complexion is looking thanks to all the fruits, veggies and nuts I’ve started incorporating in my diet. There is no filter on that pic! Not only am I losing weight I feel kinda glowyish!!!! xoxo