Having Your Cookie Dough & Eating It Too!!!
cookie dough

What is it with that strange childhood compulsion to eat raw cookie dough before it’s been baked, despite mom shooing you away with disgust and shrieking about how bad it is for you?

Well, now you can continue your long-standing tradition of quickly shoving a few good spoonfuls into your mouth when nobody’s looking. Because you don’t live with your mom any more. And because this cookie dough is actually healthy and weight-loss friendly!

If you’re the type who prefers not knowing about the healthy ingredients super-powering your delicious desserts and would rather just indulge in sweet treats in blissful ignorance, just dump all of these ingredients into your blender with your eyes closed and no questions asked, blindly spoon a heaping scoopful into your mouth, and nom nom nom enjoy enjoy enjoy nom nom nom enjoy enjoy enjoy…

If you’re the type who appreciates how healthy, slimming recipes can also taste INCREDIBLE and fulfill both your desire for good health, a slim waist-line and delicious food, than you’ll love that the secret you’ll-never-know-it’s-there ingredient here is garbanzo beans. Garbanzo beans have a very mild flavor easily masked with other ingredients, while also providing a fluffy, whipped and slightly course texture that’s just like real raw cookie dough. They’re also high in fiber and phytonutrients, and studies show that adding more beans into your diet can significantly boost weight loss and provide other health benefits, even better than cutting calories can! Read more about how beans have the power to seriously speed up weight loss, here.

This dessert is also sugar-free, low carb, highlights natural whole foods and contains healthy essential fatty acids (thank you flax seeds and cashews).

But don’t tell your mom any of this. Just dip a beater into this fabulous cookie dough, show up at her door and defiantly lick it off right in front her.

Then hang your head in shame, apologize profusely and share the rest of the cookie dough with her. Cuz mama didn’t raise no foo.

Healthy Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

250g drained garbanzo beans

¼ cup natural unsalted cashew butter

1 ¼ cups dried figs, soaked overnight and drained

2 Tbsp flax seeds

3 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk

2 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/8 tsp baking soda

1/8 tsp salt

1/4 cup cacao nibs or sugar-free chocolate chips (optional)

In a powerful food processor, process all of the ingredients together (except for the chocolate chips). Process well, until the texture resembles real cookie dough. Then stir in the chocolate chips.

Nutrition Facts (¼ cup serving size): 82 calories/12 carbs/3g dietary fiber/1g saturated fat/2g unsaturated fat/2g protein/5g sugar

Courtesy of www.myfitnesspal.com

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