ALMOND CHOC CHIP ‘COOKIES’

Miami Baby…

Whoop!  I finally booked mine and my fiancés flights to Miami in February and I couldn’t be more excited!!!  Not only will it be my first trip to the States & mine and my fiancés first big holiday abroad as a married couple BUT we will also be attending a lovely friend’s wedding while we are there.

Finally, I have a reason to bust my ass even more at the gym and throw myself 110% into my diet plan…  Operation abs is a go go!!!

At the start of the year I set a resolution to have abs by the time we roll into 2014 and after a strong start to the year I can feel myself slipping.  Summer is here and ‘surely that’s a reason to enjoy myself?’ But a few too many ice creams have resulted in a few too many pounds added.  I’ve come too far to ruin it now though and I’m determined to stick to my goals.  So after walking around a beautiful village market this morning, full of scrumptious food & sunning myself in the garden, I’ve decided there is no time like the present to get back in the saddle, so to speak.  I need to swap all those sugary treats I’ve been consuming with some clean and equally delicious treats.  They are not always lower in calories but they will definitely result in a lower number on the tape measure (I try not to weigh myself as muscle weighs more than fat & as long as I feel good, a number doesn’t matter).

Now, in the spirit of reducing the amount of processed CRAP I’ve been eating, here’s my Almond Choc Chip ‘Cookie’ Recipe I just came up with.  Hope you enjoy!!!

ALMOND CHOC CHIP COOKIES

1.5 CUPS OF ALMOND MEAL
3 TBSP COCONUT OIL
¼ CUP XYLITOL
1 EGG
¼ TSP SALT
½ TSP VANILLA ESSENCE
¼ TSP BAKING SODA
1 TBSP MAPLE SYRUP
¼ CUP CHOC CHIPS

Preheat the Oven to 175 (350) degrees.

Beat the egg with the xylitol and coconut oil, then add all the other ingredients except the choc chips and mix together well.  Then fold in the choc chips.  Next put balls of the mixture (around 1tbsp) on a lined baking tray and flatten slightly but not too much.  Add to the oven for around 12-15 minutes

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Remove from the oven and leave to cool

ENJOY with a good brew

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P.s – The mixture also tasted great before cooked.  Next time I might leave out the egg & baking soda and try adding it to my favourite frozen yoghurt (recipe will come)

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