So, here it is again. The one time of day a healthy eater like you dreads, snack time. Now, you might not mind this time of day if it were not for the gauntlet of peers, coworker’s or strangers nearby enjoying some sinfully sweet treat. Well what follows below will help you change all of that. This almond cranberry cookie recipe will help you enjoy a tasty snack while keeping healthy.
Health Benefits Of Cranberries
Cranberries have earned a name for themselves in the food world by being a powerful anti-bacterial fruit. Throughout the years cranberries have been used as a remedy for urinary tract infections as well as a host of other bacterial based ailments. Filled with nutrients such as vitamins C and E, cranberries are well known for their ability to aid in cold recovery and prevention.
Cranberries are also surprisingly high in fiber, providing up to 20% of the daily value of fiber in one serving. Thanks to cranberries powerful antioxidant they are also known to protect against breast cancer.
Health Benefits Of Almonds
Almonds are one of the most nutritious nuts one can find. Filled with anti-oxidants, almonds not only help to clear out toxins from the body they also help to decrease levels of oxidative stress. This powerhouse of an anti-oxidant food is best known for its high levels of vitamin E. Vitamin E is responsible for the protection of cells in the body. By building itself up in the membranes of a cell Vitamin E helps protect cells from oxidative damage.
Just one ounce of almonds will provide you with 37% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin E.
Another important asset almonds bring to the table is their high amounts of protein. Protein is an important nutrient for your body. Not only does protein help you build and repair muscle tissues throughout the body. It also helps subdue hunger and cravings by making you feel full.
Almond Cranberry Cookie recipe
- 2 cups of rolled oat
- 1/2 cup of dried cranberries
- 1 tablespoon of your favorite brand of protein powder (optional)
- 2 tablespoons of chopped almonds
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons of almond butter
- 1 of tablespoon organic honey
First, preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Next, Stir together oats, cranberries, your favorite brand of protein powder, almonds, and cinnamon, in a large mixing bowl. Then, in a separate bowl mix together your wet ingredients. This will include your almond butter and organic honey.
Once you have completed this mixture, blend together the wet and dry ingredients. Let this batter sit for a few minutes. Once the batter has set, form and place your cookies onto a non-greased baking sheet and bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
This recipe is simple and filling. Not only will you be able to enjoy a sweet treat you will be able to feel good about it knowing you are doing your tongue and body a nice favor.