Skip to content

Avocado, Cherry, Chocolate Cookies

image

These cookies are amazing! They are free from sugar, flour & fat! These soft cookies are decadently chocolatey, with texture given by  ground flaxseed, dried cherries (note the clown nose-looking  glacé cherries!) & cacao nibs.

Cacao nibs are the least processed & most natural form of chocolate you can eat; better than dark chocolate with over 70% cocoa solids. It has a distinctive bitter & almost nutty flavour & is so good for you.

cacao nibs.jpg

Rich in anti-oxidants & flavonoids, fibre, magnesium  & potassium, it is an excellent choice to support good health, especially in cardiovascular, blood sugar & blood pressure control. As with dark chocolate, it also improves mood through stimulating endorphin release.

The cherries add a delicious sweet contrast to the bitter dark chocolate.

image

Avocado is used as the base instead of fat (you can’t actually taste the avocado in these cookies) & honey used as a natural sweetener. Avocado is a rich source of oleic acid which helps lower cholesterol & vitamin E important for the circulatory system, so these cookies are a a guilt-free necessity!

What’s more, these freeze well (wrap in greaseproof paper first).

This recipe makes 14 cookies.

Preparation: 10-15 mins

Baking time: 15 mins

Ingredients:

  • 120g ripe avocado flesh
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup honey or agave
  • 1 egg (or chia egg substitute)
  • 40g dried cherries, saving a few to decorate on top if you wish
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 35g cacao nibs
  • 2 tbsp rolled oats
  • 1 tbsp ground flaxseed
  • 1/2tsp baking soda

 

Method:

Preheat oven to 175C. Line & grease a large baking sheet.

Blend together avocado flesh with 1 tbsp of melted coconut oil & honey to make a smooth paste.

Add the egg (or chia substitute for vegans) & whizz.

Add cacao powder & baking soda. Whizz again to make a smooth rich brown paste

image

Stir in rolled oats, ground flaxseed, cacao nibs & dried cherries.

Spoon tablespoonfuls onto the greased lined baking sheet. You can squish a cherry on top if you wish, to decorate. Slightly flatten each cookie with the back of a spoon.

Bake for 15 mins. Allow to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack.

image

These cookies are best eaten cold from the fridge, where they will keep fresh in an airtight container for 7 days.

image

Variations:

  • Add tart goldenberries instead of cherries. These orange tangy fellows are packed with anti-oxidants & are lovely & chewy.
  • Add orange zest instead of cherries & a tbsp of orange juice into the cookie mix, along with an extra spoonful of rolled oats.
  • Add chilli of you want some heat!
  • Sprinkle with chia seeds or ground flaxseed before popping into the oven to add texture & give a nutrient boost

Don’t forget you can find my favourite recipes in my FREE eBook here.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow SOBODY HEALTHY RECIPES on WordPress.com

Twitter

Instagram

Happy Friday! Fancy a bowl of Shrek nice cream? Actually it is pineapple, spinach protein nice cream! Sadly there wasn't much time to style this one as it was melting so quickly in the sunshine! ⠀ How to make it? Just blend together banana, pineapple, spinach and a splash of plant milk. To bump up the nutritionals I also added a spot of wheatgrass and soy protein.⠀ ⠀ .⠀ Full recipe details available at my blog. Please copy and paste the link below into your browser:⠀ https://buff.ly/2YGroWz⠀ .⠀ I used wheatgrass @naturesheartsuperfoods, soy protein @pulsinhq, coconut chips @coconutmerchant and hemp seeds @linwoodshealthfoods.⠀ .⠀ Have a great day!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ . . . . . . . . .⠀ .⠀ .@forvegans_byvegans ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #nicecream #eatme #eatmoreplants #eatforhealth #cleaneatingtips #slimmingworld #healthyandfit #eatcolorfully #iamwellandgood #refinedsugarfree #eatprettyfood #eatingwell #eatgoodfeelgood #feedyourskin #rawveganfood #veganfoodsharer #fitnesslover #healthybodyhealthymind #befitfood #cleaneatingdiet #veganpower #poweredbyplants #veganglutenfree #veganfoodlover #fitfoodshare #guthealing #detoxyourlife #8020rule #easyhealthyrecipes
Happy Toast and Turmeric Tuesday!🙆🏻‍♀️ Tonight I am toasting (hehe) to both occasions with this harissa and turmeric tofu scramble. (Don't you just love a bit of heat?!) It may not be my prettiest toast but is sure does taste yummy! Just imagine soft bites of chilli spiced tofu, creamy garlicky mashed avocado and sweet bursts of pomegranate. Served here with a fresh carrot ribbon and apple salad (it's amazing what you can do with just a potato peeler!) and lambs lettuce. What do you think? Are you a toast Tuesday or Turmeric Tuesday lover?💖 .⠀ I used turmeric-containing Vitalising Superpowder @naturesheartsuperfoods.⠀ .⠀ Have a great evening!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ . . . . . . . .⠀ .⠀ .@toastsforall⠀@forvegans_byvegans ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ . . #vegan #veganrecipes #veganfood #veganfoodporn #veganfoodshare #vegansofig #veganism #vegangirl #veganfitness #veganathlete #veganpower #veganeats #veganshare #health #vegandiet #veganvultures #foodgawker #vegancommunity #whatveganseat #plantbased #poweredbyplants #801010 #wholefoodplantbased #veganstrong #fitnessfood #whole30 #eatwholefoods #foodisfuel #healthyfoodshare #veganfitfood
Does anyone want a chocolate treat? How about some chocolate nut butter protein fudge?⠀ .⠀ My nieces wanted something chocolattey while we watched Puss in Boots. So I whipped up this no dairy fudge in about 15 mins! The base is Medjool dates, so no refined sugar. The hardest bit was waiting for it to set before we could slice it up and chomp it! What do you think?! (These best scene is the big cat eyes bit!!)⠀ .⠀ Full recipe details available at my blog: please copy and paste the link below into a new browser⠀ https://buff.ly/2HKYYST⠀ .⠀ I used coconut oil @coconutmerchant, cacao @narutesheartsuperfoods, pea protein @pulsinhq, peanut butter @pipandnut⠀ .⠀ Have a great evening!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #fudge #chocolatefudge #peanutbutterfudge #nutbutter #nutbutteraddict #snack #nobake #snackfood #vegansnacks #decadent #healthysnacking #plantbasedkids #veganfriendly #tastemade #highcarbvegan #food_glooby #getinmybelly #chocolatelove #sansgluten #sweettooth #healthyfoodporn #foodgasm #kidfood #sweeeeets #gloobyfood #kidapproved #fitfood #vegan #veganchocolate #cleandiet
Happy Saturday! Yay or Nay?⠀ .⠀ Today we have our usual triple workout at the gym and so to fuel it up, I have a light but power-packed breakfast. What do you think of my beetroot and acai smoothie bowl? I added in avocado for healthy fats, flaxseed for omega-3s, pea protein, carrot, a twist of lime and ginger. Toppings? Quinoa crispies, fresh fruit, dried chewy goldenberries, hemp seeds and crunchy pumpkin seeds and veggie flowers. ⠀ .⠀ I used acai containing Omega-3 Superpowder and dried goldenberries @naturesheartsuperfoods, pea protein @pulsinhq, ground flaxseed @yumandyay_⠀ and hemp seeds @linwoodshealthfoods.⠀ .⠀ Have a gorgeous day! If there are lots of Yays, I can always write this up on my blog! ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ .⠀ @forvegans_byvegans @bowlsforall ⠀ .⠀ . . . #vegans #freefrom #veganrecipe #veganfoodporn #veganvibes #plantbased #plantbaseddiets #veganfoodlovers #plantbasedpower #plantbasedathlete #veganismo #forksoverknives #gymfit #coeliac #friendsnotfood #plantbasedrunner #healthyfoodie #myveganjourney #veganpower #forkfeed #noleftovers #healingfoods #vegangirls #veganeats #healthyfoodlove #fitfoodie #eatwell #realfood #refinedsugarfree
Happy Thursday! Do you like porridge just in the Winter or do you eat it all year round (that's me!) 🙈⠀ .⠀ Today we have a loaded oatmeal bowl with some of my favourite fruits. What do you think? I made it extra creamy with oat milk, hemp seeds, pea protein and a spot of cinnamon and cardamom. Toppings? Fresh fruit (mmmm! I got mango!), coconut flakes, dried goldenberries, crunchy cacao nibs and pumpkin seeds. Powered up now for a double spin and body pump and a busy day at the Hospital.⠀ .⠀ Have a lovely day!⠀ .⠀ I used dried goldenberries, pumpkin seeds and cacao nibs @naturesheartsuperfoods, hemp seeds @linwoodshealthfoods, coconut chips @coconutmerchant, pea protein @pulsinhq and oat milk @oatly.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ @forvegans_byvegans @bowlsforall ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ . . . #porridge #porridgeoats #porridgelove #porridgeaddict #veganporridge #oatmeal #oatmealbowl #showusyouroats #oatbowl #oatsforbreakfast #proteinoats #plantbasedmeal #veganmeals #veganbowls #oatmilk #simplevegan #veganislove #plantbasedbreakfast #cleaneatingideas #cleaneatinglifestyle #fruitlover #fruitoftheday #fruitphotography #eattherainbow #foodvibes #vegetarianfood #fitnessmotivation #fitnesslover #powerfood #bowlfood
Happy Toast Tuesday! What to cobble up for dinner after a busy work day and gym session but some loaded toasts! What do you think?⠀ .⠀ We have meatless balls in a rich tomato sauce on a bed of salad, fresh basil, cheesy avocado flowers, crunchy pumpkin seeds with toasted sourdough rye. The meatless balls are made from soy mince, mushrooms, chia, a spot of pea protein and coated in a flaxseed crumb. ⠀ .⠀ I used chia seeds and pumpkin seeds @naturesheatsuperfoods, pea protein @pulsinhq, flaxseed @linwoodshealthfoods. Recipe coming soon to my blog @sobodyuk!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ . . . .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ #meatballs #veganmeatballs #whstrong #eatcaptureshare #girlsonfood #foodiefeature #bonappetite #feastagram #fooddiary #foodlovers #vegangains #veganlunch #veganblogger #veganideas #healthycomfortfood #bodyhealthymind #fitstagram #fitnesslife #creativevegan #loveyourgut #gutbacteria #eatcleangetlean #carbsarelife #nomeat #nutritionist #smartfoodchoices #healthgoals #allfoodsfit #newvegan #wwfood
Happy Monday! Do you eat the rainbow?⠀ .⠀ This is what I am aiming for in this herby Middle Eastern style salad. What do you think? I have mixed together lots of fresh mint and parsley with crunchy radish, dried chewy goldenberries and cranberries, sweet pomegranate, creamy avocado, crispy pumpkin seeds and pistachios; all dressed it all in a pomegranate, sumac dressing. Yay or nay?⠀ .⠀ Apologies for my absence over the weekend. We had a family get together in London and commemorated my mom for Mother's Day. Have a fabulous evening!⠀ .⠀ Ah! The bit I forget! I used dried goldenberries and pumpkin seeds @naturesheartsuperfoods and the full recipe is available on my blog: please copy and paste the link into a new browser https://buff.ly/2Fr5Rbe⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ @forvegans_byvegans @bowlsforall ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #quinoa #quinoasalad #quinoarecipes #middleeasternfood #salad #saladfordinner #eatingfortheinsta #bhgfood #fooddelicious #fitfoodie #eatbetterlivebetter #foodstylist #antiinflammatorydiet #homecookedmeals #veganfoodlovers #choosevegan #organiclifestyle #fitnessfoodie #cleaneat #ilovefruits #veganeating #foodstylingandphotography #fiveaday #eatyourgreens #fitnessmotivation #goodguthealth #greenfood #noadditivesorpreservatives #veganlove #ieatplants
Happy Friday! Yay or nay? Who's up for a green smoothie? ⠀ .⠀ Today we have a simple green smoothie bowl with kale, ginger, green tea, avocado, pea protein, chia seeds and sweetened with watermelon and apple. I have decorated it with crunchy ginger granola, fresh fruit, dried goldenberries, hemp and pumpkin seeds. What do you think? Salad for breakfast?!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ I used chia seeds @chiabiaseed, dried goldenberries, pumpkin seeds @naturesheartsuperfoods and hemp seeds @linwoodshealthfoods.⠀ .⠀ Have a great day!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .@forvegans_byvegans .⠀ .⠀ ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ . #smoothielove #smoothiecleanse #smoothieoftheday #smoothierecipe #smoothiesofig #smoothiegoals #fruitsmoothie #smoothiebowlrecipes #smoothiediet #smoothiebowllove #everyoneisgoingvegan #eatstagram #veganproteinfood #veganproteinpowder #veganlife #vegangains #plantbasedalternative #healthyweightloss #acaibowl #fitgoals #fitgirl #goodmorning #guiltfree #wholefoodplantbased #cleandiet #eatingclean #healthytoptions #rawfoodshare #foodartchef #lowcalories
Happy Wednesday! ⠀ .⠀ Who fancies a healthy cookie?! These cinnamon oat protein cookies are enriched with flaxseed, chia seeds, pea protein, courgette (or do you call it zucchini?!) and spiced with aromatic cinnamon and nutmeg. Instead of just raisins (which I find a bit sweet), i've used half raisins and half dried goldenberries (which are deliciously tart so a bit of sweet and sour going on!). ⠀ .⠀ Have a great evening!⠀ .⠀ Oh yes. The recipe is available now on my blog! Please copy and paste the link below into your new browser: https://buff.ly/2LuVwCq. These cookies are a one bowl wonder and bake in under 12 mins!⠀ .⠀ I used flaxseed @yumandyay_ , chia seeds and dried goldenberries @naturesheartsuperfoods and pea protein @pulsinhq⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ @forvegans_byvegans ⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ . . . . . . #getinmybelly #foodieflatlays #easymeals #wellness #fitmeals #foodiesofinstagram #eatyourgreens #feelfoodfood #plantbasednutrition #eatwell #whatsonmyplate #veganfit #veganpower #nutrients #wfpbno #wfpb #happybelly #eatright #glutenfreevegan #eatyourcolours #healthyfoodie #cleaneats #easytobevegan #feedfeedvegan #foods4thought #govegan #veganfoodlover #gymfood #foodislove #bbggirl
Good morning! It's Toast Tuesday! Today I have veered away from my usual fruit and avocado toasts to present chick pea tuna (or chuna) toasts! What do you think? It may not be the prettiest toast, but is sure does taste jolly good! The bread is toasted sourdough rye and i've garnished it with crunchy beetroot sweetcorn flowers and carrot stars.⠀ .⠀ I've added in a spot of nori seaweed, a pinch of wheatgrass @naturesheartsuperfoods and pea protein @pulsinhq to boost up the nutrient profile. Last week i went on a food course; how to get more umami flavour into vegan food. The nori and capers in this recipe do the job!⠀ .⠀ Full recipe available at my blog. Please copy and paste into your new browser! https://buff.ly/2PRgpGq⠀ .⠀ Have a lovely day!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ . . . . . .⠀ . ⠀ ⠀ #vegantuna #toasttuesday #sourdoughbread #snacks #simplemeals #vegantoast #foodart #yummysnacks #cleaneatingideas #livinghealthy #toastfotall #plantfuel #rawfoodshare #breakfasttime #balancedlifestyle #justvegan #foodartchef #ahealthynut #foodstyling #food52grams #dairyfreerecipes #organicfoodie #simplemeals #foodfreedomforever #progressnotperfection #absaremadeinthekitchen #colourfulfood #guthealth #eatgreen #foodpicture
Happy Bank Holiday Monday! ⠀ .⠀ Are you a peanut butter lover? We all are!⠀ My nieces stayed over and they want peanut butter and chocolate for breakfast. So here is my healthy interpretation!! Protein oats with hemp seeds, raspberry chia strawberry jam, ground flaxseed, fresh fruit, crunchy cacao nibs and pistachios with a peanut butter puddle and dark chocolate drizzle! Haha! What do you think?! ⠀ .⠀ Enjoy the sunshine!⠀ .⠀ Oh yes, I used chia and cacao nibs @naturesheartsuperfoods, ground flaxseed and hemp seeds @linwoodshealthfoods, coconut chips @coconutmerchant and almond milk @alpro.⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ @forvegans_byvegans @bowlsforall .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ . . . . #instahealthy #healthyfood #healthybrain #brainhealth #iamwellandgood #simpleanddelicious #eeats #feedfeedglutenfree #cookingforkids #foodglooby #fibre #happyvegan #plantbasedfood #wholefoodfaves #guthealthmatters #damnthatsdelish #realsimple #foodgasm #eatfothealth #healthyfats #veganaf #veganmuscle #veganblogger #fitnessblogger #healthier #swrecipes #weightloss #gymrat #plantbasedgains #healthblogger
Who loves mango? It is one of my favourite fruits! Today we have a simple fruity mango smoothie bowl for breakfast....I need to get the house today before the family come round. EEKS!! ;o}⠀ .⠀ Just blend together frozen mango with coconut, goji berries, chia seeds, coconut milk, optional protein powder, a knob of root ginger and a squish of lime. Then decorate!⠀Full recipe details on my blog (please copy and paste link below into a new browser!)⠀ https://buff.ly/2GhxO96⠀ .⠀⠀ Why eat mango? They are:⠀⠀ *rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, which boosts immunity and prevent premature ageing. ⠀⠀ *rich in magnesium and potassium so help lower blood pressure and promote effective nerve and muscle functioning. ⠀⠀ *high in the soluble fibre pectin, which helps promote good digestion, reduce blood pressure and thereby promote a healthy heart and circulatory system and perhaps aid weight loss.⠀⠀ *high in vitamin B6 required for neurotransmitter production in the brain and promoting good mood and sleep.⠀⠀ .⠀ I used goji berries @linwoodshealthfoods, turmeric-Vitalising Superpowder and chia seeds @naturesheartsuperfoods and pea protein @pulsinhq.⠀ .⠀ Have a great Sunday!⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ @forvegans_byvegans .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ . . . . #smoothielove #smoothiecleanse #smoothieoftheday #smoothierecipe #smoothiesofig #smoothiegoals #fruitsmoothie #smoothiebowlrecipes #smoothiediet #smoothiebowllove #everyoneisgoingvegan #eatstagram #veganproteinfood #veganproteinpowder #veganlife #vegangains #plantbasedalternative #healthyweightloss #acaibowl #fitgoals #fitgirl #goodmorning #guiltfree #wholefoodplantbased #cleandiet #eatingclean #healthytoptions #rawfoodshare #foodartchef #lowcalories
%d bloggers like this: