YES I said Raw Healthy Cookie Dough Hummus! And YES it is vegan, gluten free, no bake, and ADDICTIVE. Get this awesome lick the bowl recipe and then close out the week with the Friday Catch All!
A little while back, I taunted you guys with a “what do you think this is” on instagram. Most of you went with nut butter or hummus (probably because I used those hashtags). Close, but not quite!
Raw Healthy Cookie Dough Hummus (Vegan, Gluten Free)
When the going gets tough, the tough want… cookie dough. Don’t argue with me. You know that you want it. And you want an entire freaking bowl of it, a spoon, pajama pants, and a blanket.
Remember my When Harry Met Sally watching night two days before my (negative) pregnancy test two weeks ago? Let’s just say that I parked myself in front of the TV in just such a fashion. The difference? I upgraded the experience (and avoided salmonella and a massive sugar stomachache) with this awesome healthy cookie dough hummus.
This healthy cookie dough hummus is inspired by an almond cookie dough type thing that I had a while back. I’ve actually had the recipe written out for 2 years… and I finally made it the weekend of embryo transfer #2 (when I went crazy in the kitchen). I have been slapping myself ever since.
This healthy cookie dough is NOT low calorie, and nor should it be. But each of the calories that it has is chock-a-block full of nutrition for living and getting the most out of life. That might sound corny, but get over it. I ate this cookie dough feeling like I was fueling my body and my baby, and each of those calories, those macros was going to a good place.
And the chocolate? Just as necessary (in my case).
Ok, Ok, so other than a night time go-to-town, when should this healthy cookie dough hummus be enjoyed? I see it as perfectly paired with some brown sugar cinnamon pita chips, or maybe some animal crackers or grahams! Some apple slices, or spread over a warm tortilla with some banana on top. So many options! The cookie dough hummus recipe is also super customizable–see my notes in the recipe for more ideas!
Now, grab a spoon (or a finger) and make this healthy cookie dough hummus!
Healthy Cookie Dough Hummus (Vegan, Gluten Free, Raw)
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This raw healthy cookie dough hummus from @suzlyfe is vegan, gluten free, and after school or late night snack approved! High protein and fiber and lower in sugar, this is a sweet treat you can feel confident in.
- 1 can unsalted chickpeas, drained (rinsed if salted)
- 1/4-1/2 cup Nut Butter
- 1/2 Cup Sweet Potato, mashed or pureed OR Pumpkin Puree
- 1 TBSP Maple Syrup or Molasses (ensure GF)
- 1 TBSP GF Tahini (optional)
- 2 tsp Vanilla Stevia or 2 tsp Stevia + 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4-1/2 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
- Process Chickpeas in food processor, then add remaining ingredients (except chocolate chips) and process until smooth (can also be done in large mixing bowl).
- Fold in chocolate chips.
- Dig in!
If you want to bake, bake in 350*F oven for 10-15 minutes
Serve with fruit or cinnamon dusted pita chips! (or just grab a spoon!)
Friday Catch Up
Wow, what a week. It’s been a difficult one inside my head, and there have been a ton of announcements!
Posts from the Week:
- I’m So Tired that I can’t Sleep (Weekend Recap)
- National Infertility Awareness Week + Walk of Hope Virtual Walk
- Empowered Race Series Racecation (Coaches Corner)
- The Forest for the Trees (Anxiety and Losing Perspective)
I also wanted to let you all know that the Pineapple Infertility Awareness T-Shirts are available for 10% off for the rest of April using code BIGNEWS, and I am selling a select group of shirts for even LESS (email me!). Show your infertility warriors some love!
Friday Catch Up
1) You know that whole exhausted thing? So, I might have taken a 20 minute nap in my car in my parking spot. Behind my apartment. But I was so tired, felt that it was the moment to seize, and didn’t want to get Ridley riled up by going inside.
So, car nap it was. The parking lot is gated, I locked my car, laid the seat back, and promptly passed out. I woke up feeling a little bit better and having no concept of time (I arrived home from training clients around 10:20, and the next time I looked at the clock it was upstairs around 11:20…. I tried to go to sleep upstairs but no dice. I couldn’t get my mind quiet, even though I tried soothing music (cue Enya).
2) Last night (Thursday), Alex and I went for a run (a nice short one in some crazy wind, but the weather was gorgeous otherwise, and being out there with him, then having a beer on the porch (in a sweatshirt and blanket), and then a quick and easy dinner of chicken tacos was just what the doctor ordered.
Until Alex got a call that he was scheduled for a moonlighting shift (where you cover overnight as an attending). RIGHT THEN. A shift that he never signed up for. His first moonlighting shift is Saturday! CUE PANIC. One of our friends/his fellow chiefs offered to go down and admit the only patient that had come in while Alex tried to figure out if he needed to go in. Luckily, it was a shorter shift, and they only needed one patient admitted, so our friend was able to cover (he was already at the hospital), but still. STRESSFUL.
3) There is a Parks District playground really close to our apartment, and just about everyone who lives in our area takes their dogs there to let them off leash, particularly in the morning and in the winter. Even though it is posted that no dogs are allowed. We never take dogs in there if are kids there, and if a kid arrives, we leave. Kids get the right of way! But it is really the only place that we can let the dogs off leash safely, and we always clean up after our pups.
But even so, some parents get up on their little high horse. Or whatever the dog equivalent is. I took Ridley out there on Thursday morning (at like 6 in the morning, trust me, no kids and parents are out there), and there was a little laminated sign: Dear Dogs, Tell your Parents that this is a Kids Only Area!
Get over yourself. Trust me, we are the least of the parents/kids worries: homeless people sleep there during the summer, and the trash that the families leave around is way worse than us. The dog parents that use that park are clean and considerate.
4) I am in love with the spring lightening outside, in love with the blooms (even if half of them have been planted rather than occurring naturally). I don’t care; I love spring. I just want to soak it up like a sponge and never let it go.
5) During the tire incident on Tuesday, I dropped the spare tire on my leg as I was pulling it off of the back of the car. I now have a HUGE bruise on my lower quad/right above my knee. The place where you lay just about anything, where you cross your legs, were you do a figure 4 stance… just about everything. Oh, and my quads are tired and need a good foam rolling, but let’s just say that doing so is a bit off the table. BLARG.
And off we go into the weekend. Cavalia tonight, coaching and work tomorrow, and goodness knows what else in the interim. I’m switching the site over to a new hosting company, so hopefully that will mitigate some problems I’ve been having with it. Because let’s just say that you can’t respond to comments if you can’t get on to your website!
Have a great weekend, people!
Most inconvenient bruise location you’ve ever had?
What would you dip into the cookie dough hummus?