RAW Healthy Chocolate Fudge Cookies
I wasn’t planning on doing a post today, but I made these raw chocolate fudge cookies last night and knew I had to share with you TODAY. They took just minutes to make and a few more to form (and pop a few into my mouth). They taste amazing AND are healthy to boot = my kind of treat!
Several of the main ingredients have a grand nutritional profile and of course, I have to share that information with you – it’s what I like to do. So, if you want to skip this part, go make the cookies and then come back and read this portion so that you know how healthy these little cookies are – go for it. That’s probably what I would do.
Raw Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin seeds are naturally rich in protein, zinc, essential fatty acids, magnesium, iron, and fiber. To boot they contain most of the B vitamins, along with C, D, E, and K! Pumpkin seeds are rich in the amino acids alanin, glycine and glutamic acid. The way to get the most out of pumpkin seeds is to eat them raw and organic.
- Native American were among the first to notice the health benefits of pumpkin seeds. They referred to them as cucurbita and used them to treat kidney problems and to eliminate parasites from the intestines.
- The high zinc level in pumpkin seeds is good for the prostate. The high zinc level is also good for the bones and protecting against osteoporosis.
- The essential fatty acids in pumpkin seeds can kill parasites and provide many other benefits. Parasites and worms are paralyzed with pumpkin seeds.
- The high protein load can provide an excellent source of protein for vegans and vegetarians.
- The fiber content helps the digestive system
- Pumpkin seeds contain L-tryptophan, which helps keep depression at bay.
- Pumpkin seeds can help lower LDL “bad” cholesterol. The seeds have phytosterols, a compound that not only helps lower cholesterol but helps protect against certain cancers.
- Pumpkin seeds help with urinary health.
Source: Healthy Oil Planet.com
Prunes — or dried plums — are considered one of the healthiest foods. Why?
- Antioxidant superfood naturally rich in hydroxycinnamic acids and anthocyanins, both of which appear to be highly effective at scavenging free radicals with strong antioxidant properties.
- Time-honored constipation remedy packed with fiber and the natural laxative sorbitol. Sorbitol is a mild colonic stimulant that helps reduce the transit time of stool and consequently the risk of constipation, colorectal cancer and hemorrhoids.
- Protection against osteoporosis and osteopenia. The high concentration of the trace element boron is postulated to play a role in prevention of osteoporosis and osteopenia – A single serving of prunes (100 grams) fulfills the daily requirement for boron. Also the potassium found in prunes may help support bone health.
- Glycemic Index (GI) Rating: Although rich in simple sugars, prunes do not cause a rapid rise in blood sugar levels, possibly because of their high fiber, fructose, and sorbitol content. Therefore, prunes have a low GI rating of 29.
Source: Heal With Food.orgRaw Healthy Chocolate Fudge Cookies2013-10-11 06:58:27Yields 15A deliciously dense, moist and chewy raw chocolate cookie full of fiber, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals.Write a reviewIngredients
- 1 cup of Organic Prunes (moist)
- 1/2 cup Navitas Naturals raw Cacao powder
- 2 TB. Extra virgin Coconut oil
- 1 cup Raw Pumpkin seeds (grind in a Food processor into a flour)
- 10 - 12 drops NuNaturals liquid stevia
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- Large pinch of Pink Himalayan saltInstructions
- Grind the Raw Pumpkin seeds into a fine flour in a food processor.
- Add the remaining ingredients into the FP- with dry ingredients FIRST and then layer the moist prunes on top - and process until you have a sticky dough consistency.
- Roll small balls of the dough between your hands, flatten them into patties.
- Eat them as they are at room temperature or place cookies in the fridge to eat them cold.Adapted from The Raw GuruAdapted from The Raw GuruKibby's Blended Life http://kibbysblendedlife.com/
Enjoy these little raw chocolate cookies in moderation – remember those prunes!
Have a lovely weekend! I will be spending mine in Asheville, NC with some friends (Rachel and Shira).May the GREENS be with You! and Be Inspired! Kibby