Wishing you all a blessed, happy, and healthy New Year.
How about some healthy and simple recipes to kick off the New Year?
Here are some gluten-free and gut-healing recipes from one of my favourite functional doctors, Dr. Axe – his best ones from 2016!
Total Time: 20 minutesServes: 18 cookies
2–1/2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
1 cup unsweetened, flaked coconut
2-3 tablespoons cacao nibs
1 tablespoon flax seed (whole or ground), optional*
2/3 cup honey
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup almond butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
6 tablespoons cacao powder or dark cocoa powder
coconut sugar to sprinkle on top
Himalayan pink salt to sprinkle on top
Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix the oats and coconut flakes well and set aside.
In a medium pot over medium heat, combine the honey, coconut oil and almond butter, cocoa or cacao power and stir continuously until the mixture is melted and mixed evenly.
Remove from heat and add in the oats, cacao nibs and coconut flakes stirring continuously. Add the vanilla extract and continue stirring until mixture becomes thick.
Drop heaping tablespoons of the mixture onto the cookie sheets. Lightly sprinkle coconut sugar and sea salt on top of each cookie. Place the cookie sheets in the freezer for at least 20 minutes, or until you’re ready to serve.
Take the cookies out of the freezer and allow them to thaw for 5 minutes before serving. Store any leftover cookies in a sealed container in the freezer.