Chocolate Cookies (Healthy! No butter or flour!)

 Have you ever found a healthy dessert recipe online?  This is how many of those stories go:  Get all excited over this healthy so called “dessert.”  Make it.  Taste it.  Make a face.  Unfortunately, many people give up once they try one healthy dessert and fail.  It’s really sad.  But really, there are many healthy desserts that are out there that taste good and like an actual, unhealthy dessert does.  These healthy, fudgy chocolate cookies are an example of one of those healthy desserts that actually tastes like a dessert.  The secret?  Avocado.

 The avocado substitutes the butter.  The dough may look a little green, but the deep brown color will shine more so when baked.  What does this mean?  You can trick your kids into thinking it’s just a regular, unhealthy dessert.  They’ll never guess there is avocado.  I tried it on my sister(who tends to be picky when it comes to avocado) and her friend.  They insisted on another cookie.  When I admitted I had snuck in one avocado, they couldn’t believe it.

I also used coconut sugar in place of granulated sugar.  However, many people with nut allergies are also allergic to coconut.  Coconut is considered a tree nut by the FDA, so if you’ve never tried it or are allergic to it, regular sugar, honey, or one banana will work just fine as a substitution.

Chocolate Cookies
flesh of one avocado
1/2 cup coconut sugar or regular sugar(see note above, especially if you have a nut allergy)
1 egg
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. Baking Soda
chocolate chips(keep it real healthy with dark chocolate)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Beat together avocado and sugar.
Add egg.
Mix in cocoa and baking powder.
Stir in chocolate chips.
Bake for about 8-11 minutes.

❤️Recipe Source: The Smoothie Lover 


Chocolate Chip Cookie Smoothie

 Getting home from vacation is one of the hardest things.  I splurge when we travel.  When I get home, I really want to continue splurging.  Of course I can’t, though.  I tell myself when I get home, I go back to healthier eating.  But it is soooo hard to resist baking cookies when that sweet tooth kicks in.

 This is an easy smoothie that will satisfy a sweet tooth.  It’s  not exactly the most healthiest thing in the world, but it’s a heck of a lot better than butter and sugar, right?

The sunflower butter, chocolate chips, and greek yogurt mix well together and amaze me with somehow combining into an amazing chocolate chip cookie flavor.  I don’t really understand how, but It’s the best.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Smoothie
5oz. Vanilla Greek Yogurt(or plain yogurt with vanilla extract)
2 Tbs. Sunflower Butter(Peanut butter also works…but sunflower butter is nut allergy friendly)
Handful of Chocolate Chips(optional but highly suggested!)
Handful of Ice Cubes
Blend all ingredients until smooth.