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Guilt Free, Mood Boosting Cookies to Cure Those January Blues

Friday 12th January 2018

January is unarguably a difficult month. After an indulgent festive period and a quiet inbox, it's almost impossible to get back into the rhythm of the daily grind. To top it off, the lack sunshine that we get over the month of January means that most of us are suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder. It's no wonder we're all seriously suffering from the blues. 

This Monday is officially known as Blue Monday, a day that is dedicated to those January Blues that we've all come to hate. To help ward off those depressing bad vibes, we've adapted one of our fave cookie recipes to fill it with mood boosting ingredients. The original recipe by Running to the Kitchen, has been a guilt free staple for the last 5 and a half years, and we are now so excited to share it with you.

Happy baking! 

Mood Boosting Chocolate Chip Cookies | Makes 6

INGREDIENTS

1 cup finely ground almonds (Vitamin E to fight winter skin, Magnesium to fight anxiety)
3 tbsp coconut oil (Fatty Acids, helps you to absorb the Vitamin E in the almonds!)
2 tbsp nut mylk (using a non dairy mylk helps to prevent inflamed skin and irratic breakouts)
1 tbsp manuka honey (Melatonin is naturally released, helping you to sleep better and feel happier)
3 tsp Super Happy Elixir (Adaptogen Herbs to boost your mood)
1/2 tsp pink Himalayan salt (84 Minerals, helps you sleep more deeply)
1/4 cup raw cacao, shaved or chopped (Magnesium, to calm nerves, fight anxiety, sleep better)


INSTRUCTIONS

1. Melt coconut oil and whisk together with the manuka honey and nut mylk

2. Combine the ground almonds, Super Happy and salt in a medium sized bowl

3. Stir in the liquid ingredients and combine together

4. Add the cacao and stir to distribute 

5. Chill until your cookie dough is firm

6. Scoop out onto a lined tray, flatten with a fork and bake at 180 degrees Celsius for 12-15 minutes. (Be sure to check the bottom to make sure they are a nice golden brown before removing from the oven)

7. Chill on a cooling rack (They will firm up as they cool)

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