I know what you’re thinking. How can raw deserts taste like the real thing? I’m not going to lead you astray on this one. It doesn’t taste like extreme refined sugar cookies. They just don’t. It’s raw food and this shit is good for you and we’re making it as tasty as it can possibly get. So, yes, they’re super tasty……. in their own way! Have you ever heard or read such honesty in your life? That’s why they call me The Honest Gourmet.
These Cookie Dough Balls are healthy, and if made with love, they’ll satisfy you in your tummy (maybe….probably not if you’re looking for the real thing) as well as in your brain. And in reality, what you’re eating will not make your brain or body feel terrible…… unless you have a nut allergy, then you’re screwed. Honestly, then you’d be really screwed. I think you could possibly die if the gossip I hear is correct. So please don’t die.
In this recipe, there are a couple of brain enhancing foods. The Dark Chocolate has flavonols and improves blood vessel function, which in turn improves cognitive function and memory. Chocolate also improves mood, can ease pain, and is full of antioxidants. Pretty cool! Also, we have Almonds in this recipe, and they’re sources of Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E. Vitamin E has been shown to prevent many forms of dementia by protecting the brain from free radicals, and it improves brain power.
So pretty much these Cookie Dough Balls are Awesome (if you don’t want real tasting cookie dough). Unless you don’t create them with love. Then it’s like a child from a broken home that will have a myriad of mental health issues later on in life. TRUTH!
Enjoy the recipe.
Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls Recipe
½ cups Almonds
1/3 cups Medjool Dates
¾ cup Almond Butter
¼ cup Dark Chocolate Chips
2 T Maple Syrup
¼ tsp Sea Salt
Yield: 10 cookies
Freshness: Two weeks
- Grind the almonds to a flour in the food processor.
- Add dates to processor and combine.
- Transfer mixture to bowl and add the almond butter, chocolate chips, maple syrup & salt. Stir well to combine.
- Scoop into round cookie balls about 2 T each and place in fridge for an hour to set.
- Store in fridge.
And Voila! Tasty Brain Food For All To Enjoy!
This post was created with the help of Grammarly.