I’ve got a delicious cookie recipe to share with you! These cookies are nutty with a slightly crunchy texture thanks to heart-healthy chia seeds and flax meal. Topped with a rich dark chocolate topping, you’ll have a hard time resisting that second cookie 🙂
Have you guys heard of CocoaVia?
How about this question…have you heard the buzz that chocolate is actually good for you (especially the dark kind!)? OK! Now we are on the same page.
CocoaVia is a cocoa extract supplement that provides a high concentration of cocoa flavonols. Cocoa what? Flavonols…
Flavonols are a class (type) of flavonoids. While they are not essential for short-term well-being (like vitamins and minerals), there is increasing research suggesting that ingesting these flavonols at moderate levels over a long period of time (for example as part of a healthy lifestyle) can have a positive effect on blood circulation.
Basically, there is research suggesting that cocoa (chocolate) promotes blood circulation. Having good, healthy blood circulation helps vital nutrients and oxygen get to all the important organs in the body like the heart, brain, muscles, skin, etc. (jumping for joy!!)
When I think of chocolate, the first thing that pops into my mind is peanut butter…anyone else’s brain work like that? I think chocolate and peanut butter was truly a match made in heaven, so I decided to stick with that pairing and develop a heart-healthy cookie around it.
These cookies are packed with ingredients like heart healthy chia seeds, flax meal, and coconut oil. While they ARE definitely a “healthy” cookie Brian has absolutely no problem gobbling them up. (Don’t worry, he also has no problem telling me when something tastes a little too healthy.)
Check out my cooking video to learn how to make these DELICIOUS cookies for yourself!
Yields: 18-20 cookies
You can store these cookies in the fridge, freezer, or on the counter but I prefer to store in the freezer so they last longer AND they are delicious as a cold treat.
**I received complementary product and compensation for my time on this post, but all opinions and sources listed are my own.