- 1.5 cups of carrot pulp
- 1/2 cup of goji berries
- 3 tablespoons of raw agave
- 4 pitted medjool dates
- 2 tablespoons of cold pressed coconut oil
- 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 3 tablespoons of sesame seeds
- 1/4 cup of raw almonds (soaked overnight) …optional
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons of raw wheat germ (optional)
- 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons of ground flax seeds (optional)
Carrots and goji berries pack a lot of beta carotene. This is a super healthy snack that my daughter and I love. I don’t make or buy a lot of “real” cookies because most of them contain so much unnecessary sugar that I don’t want my family and myself to be consuming. But, I don’t feel bad about giving my three year old these “cookies” because they are healthy! You have some grains, protein, minerals, and lots of antioxidants/vitamins (vitamin A, iron, Omega 3s, Vitamin C, folic acid, etc).
I make these “cookies” a lot and there are so many different variations. You can adjust the sweetness by adding more dates or raw agave. To give it a little more tang, you can even add dried cherries. You can even add raisins, dried figs, macadamia nuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, etc. …..so many possibilities!
Note: you don’t have to have ALL of the ingredients listed, you can improvise.
Note: if you don’t have carrot pulp, just shred some carrots in your food processor. I like to use the pulp when I juice (juice recipe click here) because I don’t like to waste perfectly good food. And, sometimes, I make dog food out of it (with apples and carrots). I give the pulp to my dogs raw or cook it with other ingredients like brown rice, broccoli, quinoa, etc.
- Place all ingredients in the food processor.
- Adjust sweetness preference.
- Mold the mixture into little cookies (about 1/2 an inch thick).
- Place the “cookies” in your food dehydrator.
- Dehydrate for around 13 hours. You don’t want them too dry…it gets too hard and chewy.
- Enjoy!…and, don’t forget to share the healthy cookies with other children!