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Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pistachio Chocolate Chip Cookies

By: Lisa Guy

Pistachios are a great source of prebiotic fibres that feed our beneficial gut bacteria so they grow and thrive. Dark chocolate is considered a mood-boosting food. Cacao contains phenylethylamine, the same chemical that’s created in the brain when you’re in love. It has a natural anti-depressant effect and can help lift your mood.


Servings

12

Prep time

Cook time

Recipe


Ingredients

  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • Pinch sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ cup coconut oil
  • ¼ cup cashew butter or hulled tahini
  • ¼ cup raw honey or pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 80g dark 60-70 per cent chocolate, cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup pistachios

Method


  • Preheat oven to 170°C and line 2 baking trays with baking paper.
  • Add coconut flour and almond flour, salt and baking powder and mix well.
  • Place coconut oil, cashew butter, honey and vanilla extract in a bowl and mix well.
  • Add chocolate chunks and pistachios and gently stir through.
  • Using around 2 tbsp of mixture, roll into balls and then flatten on your baking sheet.
  • Place in the oven to bake for 14-15 mins until golden brown.

  

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Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy

Lisa Guy is a respected Sydney-based naturopath, author and passionate foodie with 16 years of clinical experience. She runs a naturopathic clinic in Rose Bay called Art of Healing and is the founder of Bodhi Organic Tea.

Lisa is a great believer that good wholesome food is one of the greatest pleasures in life and the foundation of good health. Lisa encourages her clients to get back to eating what nature intended: good, clean, wholesome food that’s nutrient-rich and free from high levels of sugars, harmful fats, artificial additives and pesticides. Her aim is to change the way people eat, cook and think about food.

Lisa is an avid health writer, being a regular contributor to The Sunday Telegraph's Body and Soul, and leading magazines including WellBeing. Lisa is an author of five books to date, including My Goodness: all you need to know about children’s health and nutrition , Pregnancy Essentials, Heal Yourself, Listen to your Body and Healthy Skin Diet .

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