Recipe ~ No-Bake, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies (Just 5 Ingredients!)

No-Bake Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies
No-Bake Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Raw cookies anyone?

This recipe is ridiculously simple and healthy. Your kids (and you) will love it.

 

No-Bake, Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1.5 cups almond meal
  • 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 2 squares of your favorite dark chocolate, diced in small chunks
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Preparation

1. Add almond meal, cinnamon and chocolate chunks into a mixing bowl.

2. Blend coconut flakes in a high speed blender until mealy, then add to the bowl with the almond meal mixture. Mix well with your hands or a spoon.

3. Add the melted coconut oil and mix with your hands until you get a slightly sticky texture. Then, using your hands, create four balls with your paste and carefully press them on a plate with your hand. Place in the fridge for a couple of hours to set.

NOTE:  If you want these a bit sweeter, add a teaspoon of coconut sugar.  Makes about 4 cookies.

 

Recipe ~ Fully Raw Mediterranean Salad, by Kristina

It is hard to believe that raw food could be so good. Below is a good list of ingredients for a yummy alkalizing lunch. Use this recipe as is, or modify ingredients to meet your taste.

  • Raw salad recipe
    Kristina shares a wonderful salad recipe with us. Thank you!

    4 cups kale and romaine

  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 4 cucumbers diced
  • 1-2 cups sweet baby bell peppers
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 4-5 homegrown heirloom tomatoes
  • 1-2 cups finely chopped cauliflower
  • Fresh mint and basil, diced
  • 1/2 chopped red onion
  • cumin
  • edible flowers

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl to create a beautiful Mediterranean Salad. Then create the raw hummus recipe below for the dressing. Or use a healthy dressing option of your choice.

Raw Hummus Recipe

  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 cup raw sesame seeds
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic

While we are at it, here is another awesome raw food salad recipe as a bonus for today.

Ingredient List for Yummy Raw Food Salad

  • Spinach or other nutrient dense leafy green
  • Red peppers, the more vibrant the color the better, a great source of vitamin C
  • Apples, adds fiber
  • Sprouts are a wonderful source of nutrition and enzymes.  You can also buy fresh sprouts at the store, if you don’t feel like sprouting your own
  • Pumpkin seeds,  are helpful against parasites, although they are by no means a complete solution. I like to do a parasite cleanse at least 4x year, just to be safe.
  • Dried Cranberries, be sure there is no added high fructose corn syrup
  • Goji Berries, Asian superfood of the great Goji warrior
  • Marinated artichoke hearts. I love to add these whenever I am at a salad bar.
  • Hemp seeds, good source of protein, healthy fats and fiber.

Salad Dressing Ingredients

  • Extra virgin olive oil, organic cold pressed
  • Raw Apple cider vinegar
  • Pure water
  • Liquid aminos

I like to add fresh or dried herbs to my salad dressing.  There is a bulk herb section at the health food store. They have small bottles of a bunch of different single herbs and spices as well as combos.  I like to look and smell, then bring home a new one to try every now and then.  A great way to familiarize myself with some new flavors.