Are you ready for a sugar free treat that is full of healthy, gut supportive, hormone loving FAT?
Ya… I thought you’d be excited!
My good friend Marni, over at the Ultimate Health Podcast shared a recipe for Carob Cookies on her FB page the other day and I went ahead and just had to make them and added in a few extra ingredients of my own.
And the best of part; you only need are 5 simple and healthy ingredients, that you probably already have on hand! #bonus
One of the ingredients in this delicious fudge or bark or phat bomb (it’s just so many things, I’m not sure what to call it!), is carob.
If you don’t have carob powder, you can use cacao powder, but you would need to add some sweetness to the batter. I would suggest Lakanto or maybe stevia. This would keep it sugar free. Otherwise, you can use some brown rice syrup or maple syrup. Raw cacao powder is quite bitter, so it would definitely need a touch of sweetness.
So why carob?
Well, you know I’m a big fan of cacao and it’s loaded with lots of minerals and goodness, but it does contain caffeine and theobromine, which can be stimulating for some people. And, often times, when people are looking to lower inflammation and/or histamines in their body, chocolate/cacao needs to be eliminated, whereas carob can still be enjoyed!
In the effort to support those trying to lower inflammation and heal their gut, carob is a great alternative to chocolate/cacao. And best part of all, this recipe is incredibly supportive for those who are trying to eliminate sugar.
I know how difficult it can be to kick the sugar habit, but by introducing more healthy fats and quality protein, you’d be surprised how quickly your cravings can diminish.
I think you’ll love this guilt free, delicious treat! Be sure to let me know how you like it and how quickly your family eats them up!
- 5 cups large coconut flakes
- 2 tbsp carob powder (toasted or roasted, NOT raw! I use Bob’s Red Mill brand, otherwise use cacao powder)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (not melted, but soft, room temperature)
- 2 heaping tbsp raw almond butter
- 1 scoop organic Chocolate Whey Protein Powder (I used Progressive Organic Whey. Use your favourite brand and type).
Blend all ingredients together in a blender or food processor. Scoop out onto a plate or tray covered with parchment paper. Evenly spread out ‘batter’ and put in the freezer for 30-40 minutes. Once frozen, break up into pieces and enjoy!