Charissa Areington is a Hong Kong-based health and fitness nutritional coach who brings us a delicious recipe each week. The recipes are based on Nuzest, a premium supplement designed to provide the body with the balance of vitamins and minerals it needs. As the holiday season approaches, we’re focusing on festive dishes. We all know the joys and challenges of holiday time, but by adding a bit more wholesomeness to our dishes, we don’t have to feel we are totally jeopardising our hard-earned healthy practices this year. This easy no-bake Christmas recipe for Dusted Snow Cookies is one example.
A word from Charissa
We all know that during the holiday season, there are a lot of those sneaky calories that we don’t really get to see or think about. Being mindful when it comes to balancing those festive treats with something just as tasty less the hidden calories, will not only satisfy your sweet tooth but give you the opportunity to have a balanced festive celebration.
These simple no-bake snow cookies are a great low-to-no sugar alternative. The monk fruit “sugar” is a low-GI sugar, therefore a good alternative to refined sugars.
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Recipe: Christmas Dusted Snow Cookies
- 3 cups of unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/4 cup of monk fruit powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup of cashew nut butter*
- 1/3 – 1/2 cup of coconut cream**
- 2 servings of Nuzest Clean Lean Vanilla protein or Kids Good Stuff Vanilla Caramel
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup of almond flour
- 3 tablespoons of coconut oil
1 teaspoon of Manuka honey
* The cashew nut butter needs to be smooth and runny. Another option is to replace this with macadamia nut butter (as long as it’s smooth and runny).
**For the coconut cream, gradually add 1/3 cup. If the cookie base is still a bit dry, add a little more. We want to keep it at a dough-like consistency and avoid it being too wet and sticky.
- Using a high-speed food processor, blend all the ingredients together until a dough-like consistency is achieved.
- Once blended, scoop out your desired size for the cookies, roll into a ball and flatten them out onto non-stick baking paper.
- Pop them in the freezer for 20 minutes before serving.
- Thereafter, keep them stored in the fridge in your glass mason jar or storage box. They can keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.
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