Foodie Friday!

PhilsWe’ve reached the weekend and what a beautiful few days we have in store! The weather is supposed to be 70s and sunny all weekend and I can’t wait! Even though it was a little cool last night, it was still a great night for a baseball game! Phil and I went with my sister and her husband to see the Phillie’s third game of the season. I can’t say the boys are off to to the best start, but we still had a good time!

1usWe are in the final stretch of The Vabulous Life Spring Detox and  feeling quite accomplished. Even though we didn’t have to, Phil and I still started Detox Day 11 with our Morning Elixir – it isn’t the tastiest thing in the world but its amazing for your liver and overall digestive health! Since we’re in the post detox days now, we’re adding soy to the mix this evening to see how things go! We decided on brown rice & quinoa sushi w/ edamamme and seaweed salad…I don’t think I have EVER been this excited for sushi, haha!

ANYWAY, this Foodie Friday is dedicated to another delicious detox creation, cacao chip cookies! I’ll admit they don’t taste the same as my mother’s chocolate chip cookies; however, they’re mighty tasty and A LOT better for you…still love your cookies Mom! I am toying with the recipe, so feel free to tweak as you see fit, but its a good starting point.

cacaocookies

Cacao Chip Cookies

  • 2 soaked dates w/ water
  • 2 tbsp golden flax
  • 1/2 cup. G.F. flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 small handful of chopped cacao beans

Preheat oven to 365. Pulse dates with soaking water in food processor until liquid. In a separate bowl mix gluten free flour, flax, salt & baking soda, then add dry mix to dates in the food processor. Allow to run on low for a few minutes – stopping two or three times to scrape down the sides. Add agave, coconut oil & vanilla to the mix & mix on low for a minute or until well combined. Remove dough from processor and transfer to a bowl to mix in the chips. Form cookies & bake for 6-8 minutes or until top starts to get slightly golden.

This makes a small batch, about 8 cookies, which were all devoured before I could get a picture of the finished product. They’re mildly sweet but totally satisfying! If you know you prefer things on the sweeter side, I would add more agave or some honey…and as a side note, this stuff is totally amazing as straight up cookie dough!

Detox Day #11

  • Morning Elixir
  • Breakfast: Green Flax Smoothie
  • Snack #1: Pear & Seeds
  • Lunch: Beet Salad
  • Snack #2: Protein Bites
  • Cranberry Flush
  • Dinner: Brown Rice Tuna Sushi w/ Edamamme & Wakami
  • Dessert: Sweet Freedom Surprise

Happy Friday – I hope you have a sweet weekend!

Enjoy!

 

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