Almond Chocolate Cookies and Purple Smoothie
Let’s get over the usual cookies and milk and enjoy something more colorful! This smoothie is one of my favorite ones! Instead of the usual plant based milk I use coconut water. This is just perfect every day and especially after a night with alcohol as coconut water is high in potassium and hydrates you faster even from water!
My husband got over his hangover in no time after NYE when we had way too much wine and stayed up all night playing UNO. I also made a bunch of cookies. I don’t really need an excuse to bake cookies but why not enjoy cookies and smoothie instead of the classic cookies and milk?
for the cookies (makes about 20 cookies)
1/2 cup white all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat all purpose flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 ts salt
3/4 cups chocolate chips
3/4 cups chopped white almonds
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup light agave nectar
2/3 cup olive oil oil
1/4 cup almond milk
1 TS pure vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180 C. Lightly grease a large baking pan. In a mixing bowl, mix together sugar, agave, oil, and almond milk in a mixing bowl until smooth. Add the vanilla, all purpose flour, almond flour, baking soda and salt. Mix well to incorporate. Add the chocolate chips and chopped almonds and user your hands to mix it well. Add 1 TS of almond milk if your dough is too hard. Roll the dough in small size balls and flatten them out using your hands. Bake them for 6 to 8 minutes. Let them cool for few minutes and then transfer to a cooling rack.
for the purple smoothie
the water of one young coconut
the flesh of one young coconut
1/2 cup mixed frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries)
1 large banana
Blend all together and enjoy!