healthy vegan lemon cookies

Healthy Vegan Lemon Coconut Cookies

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Anyways, I’m coming at you today with an amazing cookie recipe. This is healthy and could be gluten free! I made my version vegan because it’s just how I roll, but feel free to use eggs. The flax eggs worked really well with this recipe. My sister, niece and nephew loved it! They didn’t even realized it was healthy until I named all the ingredients in it. I love the kick of lemon and coconut in this — such a great combination!

Alright, here is the recipe!

It’s super simple and doesn’t take too much time to put together 🙂

First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, get ready the flax egg: for 3 “eggs” you will need 3 tbsp of flax meal and 9 tbsp of water mixed together. Let that sit for 5-10 minutes.

Flax meal egg replacement

Add all the dry ingredients together, then add the lemon zest.

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Next, add the vanilla extract, almond milk and flax eggs.

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You’re going to use some muscles to mix this up! Mix around until all the ingredients are mixed well. It will take a few minutes to get it to a “wet” mixture. Then, you can roll it into small ball sized pieces and throw it in the oven for 15 minutes! I put almonds on some to experiment with it, but it’s not necessary.

I ran out of parchment paper, so ideally use that if you have it. If not, you can use coconut oil spray to make sure it doesn’t stick.

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Let cool in a drying rack for about 10 minutes. Then enjoy 🙂

Healthy Lemon Coconut Vegan Cookies

 

Here’s the printable version:

Healthy Lemon Coconut Cookies

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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healthy vegan lemon cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3 tbsp flax meal
  • 9 tbsp water
  • 4 cups almond flour
  • 1 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • zest of half lemon
  • 1/3 cup coconut shreds
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Put together the flax meal egg (if you are using this, if not skip this step). Mix 3 tbsp flax meal with 9 tbsp water in a bowl.
  3. Mix together all the dry ingredients.
  4. Add lemon zest and vanilla extract.
  5. Mix in flax egg or 3 eggs. Mix together, then add in the almond milk.
  6. Form into a ball and place into oven for 15 minutes.
  7. Cool for 5-10 minutes, then enjoy!

That is all, my friends! Thank you for reading. I hope you guys have an amazing Saturday. I’m off to enjoy mine 🙂

xx, Ozzy

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Chia Seed Pudding 3 Ways

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Guys, we’re talking all about ch-ch-ch-chia seeds today! I’ve explained all the health benefits of chia seeds in my previous blog post, which you can check out here if you haven’t read it yet. These amazing super foods are so easy to incorporate into your daily routine in so many unique and different ways. I think one of the best ways to enjoy them is making them into a pudding form. It’s especially great, since here in Boston the weather is getting nicer and it’s nice to enjoy a nice cold healthy treat like this. It is easy to make and very delicious. Best part? They are healthy and provide many nutrients for your beautiful body 🙂 You can have them for breakfast, dessert or as a snack!

If you didn’t know this already, chia seeds form a paste once mixed in with liquid. The best way to ensure it’s the right consistency is to leave it in the fridge overnight. The traditional chia pudding would usually be milk of your choice, chia seeds and some type of sweetener, but I’ve made these a little more interesting for you, and you can pick the one that you crave the most 🙂

Kiwi and Coconut Chia Pudding:

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Kiwi and Coconut Chia Seed Pudding

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup of chia seeds
  • 1 cup of coconut or almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Fresh rasperries
  • 2 Kiwi
  • Coconut shreds

In a jar or bowl, mix in milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract and sweetener of choice. Refrigerate overnight. Next, in a blender, blend two kiwis until its a thick consistency. Start layering! Kiwi and coconut will be in the middle. Top with fresh raspberries and coconut!

Okay, guys I think I just cured your chocolate addiction with a healthier, good-for-your-body option. If you give any of these a try, make it be this one! It tastes like chocolate ice cream and Reese’s cups combined. Probably sounds weird, but it tastes amazing!! Great as a dessert option. I made this one with 2 tbsp of sweetener instead of 1/4 cup (which is a little less), and still can’t believe how great it tasted!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Chia Pudding:

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Chocolate Banana Chia Pudding

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp honey or sweetener of choice
  • 2 tbsp Peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp cacao powder
  • Banana Pieces
  • Sliced almonds

In a jar or bowl, mix in milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract and sweetener of choice, cacao powder and peanut butter. Refrigerate overnight. Top with bananas and sliced almonds!

Acai Chia Pudding:

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Acai Chia Pudding

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ¼ cup chia seeds
  • ¼ cup or less of maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp acai powder
  • 1 frozen banana
  • Frozen blueberries
  • Toppings: blueberries and walnuts

In a jar or bowl, mix in milk, chia seeds, vanilla extract and sweetener of choice. Refrigerate overnight. Next, in a blender, blend frozen banana, blueberries, acai powder and a little milk for consistency. Start layering! Acai will be in the middle. Top with fresh blueberries and walnuts!

I honestly don’t think you could go wrong with any of these options – just depends on what you’re in the mood for! I’ve made it easy for you guys, so if needed you can print out the recipes. Let me know if you try any of these options on twitter or Instagram!

Thank you for reading and I hope I’ve made your day even sweeter 🙂

xoxo, Ozzy

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