We all love cookies and ice cream right?! But we often associate them with weight gain and unhealthy eating habits. We can and we should eat everything in moderation, it’s just a matter of choosing the best ingredients and making sure that, instead of just eating empty calories, we’re actually nourishing our bodies with real food. These cookies are sweet enough, but if you’re used to eating cookies that have a very high sugar content, you can add raw honey or pure maple syrup to the ice cream (one teaspoon) or to the cookie dough (one tablespoon). Reduce the amount of honey or maple syrup every time you bake the cookies, to allow your taste buds to slowly adjust.
Sugar-Free Cocoa Cookies Recipe
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 10 min | Yields: 16-20 cookies
+ 1/4 cup organic cocoa powder
+ 1/8 tsp baking soda
+ 1/8 tsp sea salt
+ 1 tbsp peanut butter
+ 1 organic egg
+ 1 cup pitted dates (approximately 15 dates)
+ 2 tbsp greek yogurt
Banana Nice Cream Recipe
Prep Time: freezing time + 5min | Cook Time: 0 min | Yields: 1/4 cup
+ 1/2 tbsp peanut butter
Peel the banana and slice into 1/2 inch discs. Arrange banana slices in a single layer in a large container and freeze for 1-2 hours. Place the banana slices and the peanut butter in a blender and puree until the mixture is creamy and smooth. Serve immediately or store in the freezer for later.
To assemble the banana nice cream oreos: Add teaspoon-size blobs of ice cream to the center of one cookie. Place another cookie on top and gently press until the ice cream spreads evenly to the edge of the cookies. Continue this process until all the cocoa cookies have been sandwiched with banana nice cream. Enjoy!