There are few things more satisfying than a good-for-you cookie. As health-conscious people, we forego junk food and added sugars but many of us still crave sweets. That’s why it’s so nice to come across a recipe that makes us feel good, physically and mentally while catering to our cravings. The coconut cookies that follow are rich in fiber, protein, and healthy fat while containing few carbohydrates. As such, they’re ketogenic.
Here’s all the good stuff you can expect in the recipe below.
Coconut and coconut oil: nutritious medium-chain fat that supports digestion and heart and brain function. What’s more, shredded coconut contains significant fiber, iron, magnesium, and vitamins B6 and C. Eating coconut boosts the metabolism (making it a good choice for breakfast), with implications for weight loss.
Sunflower seeds: all seeds contain healthy fats and are rich in minerals, vitamins, and fiber. Sunflower seeds are a rich source of protein and vitamin E, vitamin D, selenium, calcium, thiamine, phosphorus, and magnesium.
Protein powder: If you’re not a regular user of protein powder, click here for some points to consider when choosing one. Most contain either whey (dairy) or soy so read the labels to avoid any food sensitivities. Additionally, most commercial soy is genetically modified, so look for a brand that is non-GMO. For better taste and texture, look towards hemp or pumpkin seed protein powder.
Honey: a true superfood, rich in minerals and a complex nutritional profile that you don’t get in a lot of other foods. Opt for raw, unpasteurized, local honey if you can get it.
Vanilla: made from orchids, vanilla has been used as a flavoring for millennia. It’s also rumored to be a potent aphrodisiac.
Cinnamon: a super spice with anti-inflammatory properties, cinnamon regulates blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol. It also kick-starts your metabolism and adds flavor.