Green Chocolate Cookies

Green?  I called these cookies “green chocolate” because the main part of the cookie is made from avocado.

Most people shy away from avocados, associating them with “fat”.  However you need to understand that it is a “good” fat!  The fat in avocados actually helps your body better absorb the nutrients in the other foods you’re eating at the same time. Many fruits and vegetables are fat soluble, so when you eat them with a healthy fat you actually absorb 200-400 % more of the antioxidants than eating them alone.

Alone avocados are packed with beta-carotene, alpha-carotene, lutein, and other carotenoids, as well as dietary fiber, vitamin K, folate, vitamin C, vitamin B5, potassium, and vitamin B6.   Eating avocados can also help joint pain caused by arthritis, lower cholesterol and are good for your heart.

Studies have shown that diets high in monounsaturated fats actually help speed up our metabolism, which is excellent for anyone trying to lose weight.  Doesn’t that sound too good to be true?  Look at all of the health benefits you are gaining by eating cookies!! :)

Ingredients:

2 avocados
1 cup of protein powder (I used Vega – Vanilla)
1/4 cup cocoa powder
Dark chocolate chunks
Almond butter

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees celsius.

In a food processor, combine the avocados, protein, and cocoa powder until dough forms.

Chop the dark chocolate chunks and hand mix into the dough.

How to fill the cookies:

1. Using your hands roll dough into 1″ sized balls, flatten with your palms.
2. Scoop a small amount of almond butter into the center of the cookie.
3. Fold the edges around the almond butter until it is all covered.
4. Repeat step #1 and place on a cookie sheet.

Bake cookies for 10-12 mins.

Enjoy :-)

Nikki & Zuzana

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