The no-guilt healthy cookie! Yes, it exists

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When it comes to healthy eating, snacks are where we trip up. You cook a nutritious, mineral-packed dinner, but get a little peckish and hover around the pantry (hoping something will magically appear).

It’s in-between meals when we tend to make bad choices. Oh, that little bar of chocolate won’t hurt, or that bag of popcorn that just HAS to go with Netflix on Friday night, right? Well, if you’re a sweet tooth (aren’t we all), this is the recipe for you: the healthy cookie.

Here’s what you’ll need to make it:

  • 1 1/4 cups almond flour
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • A pinch of nutmeg
  • 3 tbsp rice malt
  • A sachet of Zinzino Vanilla LeanShake

And if you’re feeling extra chocolatey, add some cacao nibs (or nuts). Okay, so how do you make this tempting treat?

healthy cookie recipe

How to make this wonderous healthy cookie.

Follow these simple five steps:

  1. Preheat the oven to 170°C
  2. In a bowl, pour the Vanilla LeanShake, almond and tapioca flour, coconut sugar, baking powder, spices, cacao nibs, malt syrup and crack egg
  3. Mix all the ingredients well and mix into a smooth batter
  4. On a baking tray, roll the mixture into small balls and flatten (as they expand in the oven)
  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes on 150°C, until golden.

It’s okay if you leave the plate of healthy cookies out on display. They can tempt you all you like… and you can give in every single time. If your partner or the kids take one, tell them what’s in it. They’ll think it’s one big trick to stop them from eating your goodies. Your secret is safe with us.

See, tapioca gives you a natural boost of energy, helps regulate blood pressure, improves bone mineral density and digestion, amongst other benefits. Cinnamon and nutmeg? Hello medicinal properties and natural detoxifier. Oh, and we haven’t even got to the star ingredient, the Vanilla LeanShake.

It’s a nutritious meal replacement, packed with over 25 vitamins and minerals… like thiamin, niacin, folate, biotin, magnesium, iron, riboflavin, copper and chromium. LeanShake is good for gut balancing, building muscles, losing weight, and most importantly, your tastebuds!

With every bite, you’ll say to yourself, I can’t believe this is healthy.

This cookie satisfies those sugar cravings and ‘tricks’ your body with a mouth full of antioxidants. You better hide them, because even the kids will love them!

 

 

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