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Raw coconut oatmeal chocolate cookies

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'Raw' Chocolate Coconut Cinnamon Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Oat flour (ground oats).
  • 6 medjool dates (I used dried).
  • 2 tablespoon Almond milk (add more if needed).
  • Desiccated coconut/Unsweetened cocoa powder/Cinammon powder.

1. If baking cookies, preheat oven to 250°F.
2. Place oat flour and dates in a food processor and press until dates break apart, then add in the almond milk and keep pressing until a dough starts to form. If you think it’s too dry, add more almond milk.
3. Take the dough out and place in a bowl. Divide the dough in three parts of equal or similar size. Place other two ‘dough balls’ in two separate bowls. There should be three bowls of dough in total. 
4. Put  as much (or as little) of the desiccated coconut, cocoa powder and cinnamon in the dough. Mix well.
5. Once everything is mixed, grab some of the dough and form a ball (whatever size you’d like!) with your hands, and shape them into a cookie (if using cookie sheet) or go ahead and press down the ball into the silicone mold to shape them.
6. If you’re up for a raw cookie, they’re ready to be eaten! BUT, if you feel like baking them place the cookies in your cookie sheet/silicone mold and get them in the oven for around seven minutes (if you want them chewy), or leave a little longer for a harder cookie.
7. Get them out and enjoy!

This is a recipe by PumpUp member @mariajumps. Follow PumpUp on Tumblr for more healthy food recipes!

Peppermint Black Bean Brownies

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Hello PumpUp readers! I’m back for another monthly blog post. It’s been super fun getting to know the PumpUp community and reading and watching your inspiring stories. I’m so happy that The Healthy Maven and PumpUp are able to collaborate!

With the holidays just around the corner, I thought I would share a healthy Christmas recipe with you. I know how tough it can be to enjoy the holidays while also trying to live a healthy and active lifestyle. All the holiday decadence and drinks are not exactly conducive to meeting your health goals.

That’s why I’ve devised a plan of action. Bring your own healthy treats! BYOHT if you will. What’s my go-to healthy treat? My Peppermint Black Bean Brownie recipe! It’s always a crowd-pleaser, is high in protein and has no refined sugars or flour. Best part is that no one will know they’re eating beans! I’ve tricked many people into eating these brownies and not one has guessed the secret ingredient.

So for the next holiday party you’re attending or hosting try making these Peppermint Black Bean Brownies. I’d love to know if any of your friends or family can figure out there’s beans hidden in them!

Happy Holidays!

-The Healthy Maven 

Check out the full recipe on The Healthy Maven and follow Davida on PumpUp @thehealthymaven

Healthy Holiday Cookies

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You’ll love our healthy holiday cookie swap

Post your healthy holiday desserts all December long! PumpUp member @kieferjasmin starts us off with some simple and scrumptious coconut macaroons and sand tarts! Tag your pictures and write the recipe in the caption with #CookieSwap and #SpreadPositivity!
Coconut Macaroons 
  • 2 egg whites
  • 100g coconut flakes
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • honey or stevia to sweeten
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350 F.
Whisk egg whites into stiff peaks.
Mix the coconut flakes with the egg whites.
Next, add cinnamon and as much sweetener as you want and shape macaroons with a spoon onto a baking sheet.
Bake for about 10 minutes or until the top of the macaroons turns golden brown like the picture shows.
Sand Tarts (in a slightly different shape)
  • 60g coconut oil
  • 100g ground almonds
  • 130g coconut flour
  • 150g greek yogurt
  • A few drops vanilla extract or one vanilla bean
  • Almond milk 
Directions:
Preheat the oven to 180°C/350 F.
Melt the coconut oil first, then combine with all the other ingredients.
Use as much almond milk as you need to make the dough a good consistency, not too sticky and not too liquid, so it’s easy to roll out.
Use a cookie cutter afterwards or just create a typical sand tart shape. Again place the cookies on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. Of course that time can vary from oven to oven, so keep an eye on cookies while they bake. When the sand tarts are ready to take out, add some dark chocolate if you want to or enjoy them as they are.

This is a post by PumpUp member @kieferjasmin. Follow her on YouTube: Jasmin Kiefer and on Instagram @jasmin1693.