Is it possible to eat healthy during the holidays? In this video, I show you one of many healthy Christmas recipes floating around the world – especially the raw food world.
Christmas cookie recipes don’t have to be filled with sugar and transfats. They can be completely free of the chemical additives that often increase cancer risk and cause behavior and emotional problems.
The recipe that I share is easy to make, delicious and nutritious. Just make sure you have some cookie cutters and a high quality food processor on hand.
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Raw Chocolate-Mint Christmas Cookies
- 2 cups pitted dates
- 2 cups your favorite mix of nuts and/or seeds (preferably raw nuts that have been soaked and dehydrated)
- 1/2 cup raw chocolate powder (I use 1/2 cup raw cacoa nibs, ground up, which are a bit grainier but you can’t tell the difference in the end)
- one drop Be Young Peppermint Essential Oil (yes, the brand does matter!) OR 1/4- 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
Grind up nuts to crumb consistency in food processor (be careful – some nuts and seeds will quickly turn oily if you don’t pay attention). Add the remaining ingredients and process until everything is well combined.
Spread the mixture out onto either a greased/oiled Teflex dehydrator sheet (if you have an Excalibur Food Dehydrator) or a greased cookie sheet. Dehydrate at 150 degrees F for one to two hours, or put in refrigerator to dry out a bit overnight. (If you skip this step, the dough may be too sticky for cutting out cookie shapes.)
Cut cookies into desired shapes. If you want them crisp, dehydrate for several hours more. Then store in sealed container in refrigerator, and enjoy thoroughly and often!
Healthy Christmas recipes abound, even Christmas cookie recipes. Do a little digging, and your holidays can be the healthiest they’ve ever been..with no compromise to taste!
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