Why are these called "Skinny Cookie Dough?"
These cookie dough balls contain tiger nut flour which in addition to being grain & gluten free, is a resistant starch.
Resistant starch is sometimes called "The Skinny Starch," because it has many properties that can contribute to our goals of reaching a healthy weight and flatter belly. Resistant starches are slower to digest than other starches, so they provide longer lasting energy. They are a prebiotic fiber - which means it is food for the good bacteria in our colon, and it helps to improve the pH of our colon - no only can this help to give us a flatter belly, it may also reduce the risk of colon cancer!! Resistant starches help to produce Butyrate in the colon, which has been linked to cancer prevention and metabolic benefits.
In addition to resistant starch, these cookie dough balls have no added sugar - they are sweetened naturally with fiber-rich dates and a little Pyure Organic - which is an organic stevia & erythritol blend.
Enjoy these cookie dough balls as a snack or dessert!
"Skinny" Cookie Dough Balls
3/4 cup of tiger nut flour (I like this brand from Organic Gemini)
3/4 cup of blanched almond flour
3/4 cup of shredded coconut (unsweetened)
1 scoop of Warrior Blend vanilla protein powder
8 pitted dates - soaked in hot water for 5 mins, drained (save the soaking liquid)
1/4 - 1/2 tsp. Real salt (to taste - use less if your nut butter is salted, more if it is not)
1 tsp. Pyure Organic sweetener
2 Tablespoons of cashew butter (or another nut butter)
2 Tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
2-3 teaspoons of vanilla extract (I prefer alcohol free vanilla)
2 Tablespoons of the water that you soaked the dates in (use dairy free milk if you prefer). Use more if needed to form balls.
1/2 - 2/3 of a cup of mini chocolate chips (I like to use Enjoy Life mini chips)
Pour hot filtered water onto the dates and let soak.
Put coconut oil into a glass dish and set it into a bowl of hot water to melt.
Put all the ingredients into a food processor, and process. Adding the chocolate chips last.
Roll into balls and store in the freezer or refrigerator.
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