If you say 'I don't really like sweets' you are going to miss out on some fun activities! Healthy and social is the name of the game. Beet cookies are a healthy alternative to cookies and they have an extra kick of nutrients. A couple fun facts about beets:
-Due to nitrates found in beets, some research suggests that beets can improve stamina. If you're an athlete you may want to consider eating more beets.
-Nitric oxide, also in beets, can improve blood flow to the brain creating better brain function.
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup honey (I suggest local honey)
- 1/2 cup almond butter & or Sunflower butter (I mix both to fill up the 1/2 cup)
- 1/3 cup almond flour
-1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 a beet (shavings)
-Dash of cinnamon
-Dash of salt
Mix all the ingredients in a mixing bowl. I use beet shavings from making a juice! So after I make a juice with beets in it I use the extra beet fibers for the cookies (if you do not juice you can make this without beets and it is still very good). After mixing, take a tablespoon and scoop out one cookie at a time. Roll the cookie mix into a ball and put it on a cookie sheet. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Put the cookies in the oven, set a timer for 8-10 minutes, and enjoy!