Sweets and desserts always taste good, but sometimes the effect they have on the body is not so good. Desserts cause blood sugar level to increase, which can lead to a variety of health issues over time. One of the more immediate effects of eating sweets is the massive increase in energy that we feel when blood sugar increases. However, if there is nothing to counterbalance this glucose in the bloodstream, our blood sugar level will drop quickly. This can cause tiredness and exhaustion over time. If we depend too much on sugar to give us energy, we put extra stress on our adrenal glands and other organs in the body that are responsible for processing stress and maintaining our health.
Have no fear! You can still eat sweets that taste good but that are also good for you. One of the best ways to balance blood sugar is to make sure that you have an easily digested source of protein and a nourishing fat along with the sweetness. Oh, and if you are on a cleanse or want to avoid sugar, you can check out this recipe for cookies that are perfect for an elimination or modified diet.
Try out these protein super cookies, that are great for that pick me up in the middle of the afternoon, as a dessert, or post-workout.
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/3 cup chickpea flour
- 3 Tbsp coconut flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- pinch sea salt
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, organic butter or ghee melted
- 1/4 cup dark chocolate chip cookies
- Preheat oven to 375.
- Mix together the dry ingredients (almond flour, chickpea flour, coconut flour, baking powder, sea salt, and coconut sugar).
- Mix in the egg and melted coconut oil, butter or ghee.
- Lightly oil a baking sheet. Place spoonfuls of batter on the baking sheet.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes, until firm.