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I'm always looking around for portable foods that fit into my Velocity Life that don't require refrigeration or shaker bottles. Nuts, seeds, and jerky are always handy, and I like an occasional Metabolic Drive bar.
But beef jerky and bags of trail mix can get a little boring, especially when you're in airports for 6 or 7 hours. So before my recent trip to Vegas, I made up a big batch of almond flour cookies. These things are sugar-free, wheat-flour-free, contain healthy fats, and taste amazing. Check 'em out:
1 cup almond flour, blanched variety
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
1/8 teaspoon of salt
3/4 cup of Splenda
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
2 omega-3 enriched eggs
1/4 cup Smart Balance omega-3 butter, softened
Pam or coconut oil cooking spray
Making the Stuff
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Or use someone else's oven when they're not looking.
Toast your coconut. Spread it out on a flat, dry pan and toast 4 or 5 minutes in the oven. (Honestly, I forget this step about half the time. Doesn't matter much.)
In a bowl, combine almond flour with baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk together. Then added butter, Splenda, vanilla, and finally the eggs. Use a mixer to bring it all together.
Add in toasted coconut. Combine it all with your grubby paws or a mixer.
Roll into small balls, then flatten into cookies. Toss onto a cookie pan or "jellyroll pan" coated with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes or so. (For easy clean up, place dough on parchment paper.)
Eat 'em up.
The Options (Some a little crazy!)
Add dashes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves for variety.
A tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder makes chocolate cookies. Add a scoop of instant coffee for a caffeinated mocha cookie.
Add chopped nuts or press whole almonds into top just before cooking.
A scoop of vanilla Metabolic Drive will add some protein. Add a sprinkle of water if needed during mixing.
Skip the butter and mix in a whole soft avocado. (Tell your kids they're Shrek cookies.)
Makes these part of your V-Diet HSM or just do what I do: use them for quick, portable meals that keep you both lean and satisfied. -- Chris