I wanted to make an easy, healthy dessert for new moms that helps heal their gut, boosts serotonin, and keeps them feeling great while they adjust to their new world. Turns out this dessert does all that and more!
With gluten-free oats as it's base, these cookie balls serve as a prebiotic. Prebiotics create a safe environment within our gut for probiotics (good bacteria) to grow. We needs tons of probiotics in our diet and often don't get enough. When we lack good bacteria in our guts we find our cravings out of sorts and often feel bloated or lethargic. Oats not only create a base for healthy bacteria, but the amino acids within oats produce serotonin (our happy chemical) in our gut. A little boost of happiness goes a long way!
These cookies also contain collagen which helps rebuild tissues, allowing our pelvic floor and uterus lining to heal. It promotes a healthy sleep cycle (something ALL new moms need!), and improves skin elasticity which helps with stretch marks.
It's safe to say these cookies are magic. Here's how you make them.
1 cup oats
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons collagen powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon honey
Mix all of the above ingredients in a pot and bring to boil. Let simmer for 5 minutes. Set aside and let cool. In a separate pot, heat 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon butter. Set aside. Make balls from the oats mixture and dip them in the chocolate mixture, covering half of the balls. Line them on a pan and once done, put the pan in the freezer for 2 hours. Remove and enjoy!
This recipe is loaded with...
20-25% of the world's population suffers from iron deficiency. Women are much more prone than to have lower levels of iron, especially pregnant women. Many women also struggle to get enough protein in their diets. One batch of these cookies contains, 12% of your daily iron intake, 2.4g of protein and 12g of dietary fiber. Plus, they're GOOD!
These cookies have become a staple when I want a dessert that's a little bit more filling but is still healthy. It's gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free and the total prep time is under 10 minutes. I've made a batch of these in between getting ready for a party and they were ready before I was!
Here's what you need:
3 tbsp Tiger Nut Flour (I use Organic Gemini)
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup apple sauce
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla essence
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all of the above ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Spoon out teaspoon size balls into a baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 1 hour before serving. Serve and enjoy!