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SUNFLOWER FLAX GOJI BERRY COOKIES by @charissa_and_co_wellness


These easy to make Sunflower Flaxseed Goji berry bars are not only super delicious, but the ideal alternative to have when it comes to the usual standard processed cookies.



Processed food is available everywhere, super easy to get your hands on plus it has more added “bad” sugars than what you can ever imagine. Your body digests food differently, food is much more than just the calories at the back of the packet, it is all down to the nutrients of the foods. All calories are not created equal, therefore the quality of the food & nutrients play a major part in our bodies, our immune system & our cells are very sensitive to dietary compounds.




The effect of food plays major part to in your health, therefore finding healthier alternatives is key, along with nourishing our bodies with nutritious quality nutrients. Free-ing our bodies from inflammation and gut related illnesses.

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Within these “cookies” I added cacao nibs from @naturesuperfoods, not only are they raw cold pressed, being completely pure unadulterated raw cacao beans but also being completely freed from any roasting processes, just peeled & crushed, but so deliciously crunchy. I also find these cacao nibs are slightly more chunky, hence why I love this product so much, giving me versatility when using it, from a granola to a home made trial mix, or some chewy crunchy sprinkles on top of a smoothie.

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Raw Cacao sprinkles, well where to start? Apart from being delicious & crunchy, Cacao holds many benefits! Cacao dark in colour is high in antioxidants (polyphenols), a beautiful superfood!

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Cacao needs to stay in its natural raw form in order to get all the nutrients & benefits from this superfood. Why? Cacao is heat sensitive & therefore exposure to heat will interfere with the PEA molecules that allows the body to receive that benefits of the “feel good sensation” PEA is also known to allow for focus & alertness.

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Cacao is a mineral high in magnesium & therefore a great alkalising mineral! Balancing the bodies PH levels along with supporting peristalsis in the gut, optimal circulation of richer blood flow throughout the body including the brain! The flow of blood oxygen is more as the arteries are relaxed due to the magnesium, magnesium is known to relax our arteries, therefore allowing for the blood to flow easily!

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The Superfood from @naturesuperfoods are all natural free from additives & so delicious plus easy & convenient to get your hands on! DM Me to find out more!

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Promotes Heart & Brain Health; regulates high blood pressure, regulates blood sugar, helps relax muscles - Lifts Your Mood - makes you happy! Nature's Superfoods Organic Raw Cacao Nibs is naturally gluten-free, Raw, Low GI, Non-GMO. Unsweetened, no added additive/preservative.

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SUNFLOWER FLAX GOJI BERRY COOKIES


Servings: 10-12 Bars


INGREDIENTS


  • 200g Dates ideally medjool, roughly chopped

  • 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice

  • 2 Tablespoons Sunflower seed butter

  • 125g Activated sunflower seeds

  • 50g Sesame seeds 100g

  • 20g Crushed tiger nuts

  • 20g Flaxseed meal

  • 2 Tablespoons of cacao nibs

  • 100g Goji berries

  • 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil

  • 3 Tablespoons raw cacao powder




INSTRUCTIONS


Adding all the ingredients to your food processor, once blended until it reaches a dough like consistency.


Splay out into your square shaped mould.


Cover and keep in the freezer for 1 hour before serving. Make sure you cut the squares prior to freezing.




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