Looking for a date for the festive season? How about one you can count on? Maybe one that comes bearing almonds, coconut and cinnamon, too? Your perfect date: These date cookies.
We love cookies. What would winter be without them? This crunchy holiday treat is delicious and healthy. Naturally sweetened with dates, these cookies contain no added sugar and are easily made vegan by using an egg alternative.
So, other than the natural sweeteners, what’s healthy about the cookie?
- Good for the digestion: Dates, almonds and whole grains are rich in fiber. Fiber keeps your gut happy and helps with constipation.
- Immune system boost: Coconut is composed of lauric acid which the body converts into monolaurin. Monolaurin is an antiviral agent that helps fight a variety of pathogens and viruses.
- Active fat metabolism: Since our recipe only includes naturally occurring sugar from protein, fat and fiber content, blood sugar levels remains more stable than a cookie using refined sugar. This limits cravings and prevents fat metabolism from being interrupted for too long.
- Heart-healthy: Research shows that eating almonds can help to reduce cardiovascular disease risk factors including cholesterol levels and belly fat.
If you like, drizzle the cookies with icing and sprinkles for a more festive look!