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We all know what superfoods are and what they can do for ue so I decided to create a superfood  PACKED cookie which is almost gluten free! To make it gluten free simply sub the flour with an all purpose gluten free flour and you’re on your way! These cookies pack a superfood punch of golden berries, chia and flax seeds, yumberry powder, goji berry powder, cacao nibs and mulberries!

This is just one of those cookies you won’t feel guilty eating!

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Chia Seeds are known for being rich in Omega-3 fatty acids as well iron, magnesium, fiber, calcium, zinc and antioxidants! Also, they make a great binder and egg replacer similar to flax seeds. Golden Berries are an Incan berry that contain vital nutrients like beta carotene, protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, iron, fiber and others! Cacao is super high in antioxidants and magnesium! Goji Berries have been gaining popularity for years now and with good reason they contain 18 amino acids and more than 20 trace minerals as well as Vitamin A, C and E.  Mulberries are rich in Vitamin C, iron, calcium and fiber! Yumberries are packed with antioxidants and rich in Vitamin C! In China, they’re known as yang mei fruit and have been hailed to aid digestion, fight inflammation and lower bad cholesterol! Let’s not forget the benefits of Flax Seeds which are high in Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids.

The cookies themselves are slightly crunchy from the combination of the cacao nibs and the berries but also chewy and sweet. You would think they would taste like oatmeal cookies but they have a fruity flavor from the berry powders. Definitely worth a try! Make sure to read more for the recipe and a review of New York Natural’s Kale Chips and Greenola plus a special offer!

Have you tried Kale Chips yet?!

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New York Naturals Kale Chips was kind enough to send me a ton of their kale chips to try as well as their Greenola! I didn’t know what to expect when I opened up the packge but man have I fallen IN LOVE with these chips! I sincerely think they need to win an award with how good these kale chips are. Ugh, love, love, love! A little bit info about the chips themselves: they are not baked or fried but dressed in a sauce and dehydrated for 12 hours until crispy which makes these babies raw (although their website does state that some of the sauces not the kale itself is not raw), gluten and soy free (except for Spicy Miso) as well as fantastically healthy! They’re made and packaged in Brooklyn, NY and they are my new favorite thing ever!! The Coconut Cacao was so good I couldn’t resist eating them before taking picture which is why that one is missing but man do you have to try it! It is chocolate, coconut heaven!

kale5v2It has that “cheeziness” of nutritional yeast with a spicy kick from the cayenne pepper with a taste to die for. Crunchy, nutty and a perfect alternative to potato chips.

kale8A unique flavor which doesn’t really speak ranch to be but it’s tangy and delicious!

KALE9My least favorite flavor but I’m willing to give it another shot! If you love miso you will love this and if you don’t run awayyy!

KALE10Salt and Vinegar with the goodness of kale! A perfect chip in every way!

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The Greenola is a grain free version made with just kale, fruit and nuts! A delicious granola alternative that tastes just like the real thing! I definitely could picture it replacing traditional granola in a parfait or over some coconut yogurt! Super yummy! They come in the flavors Cranberry Nut CrunchCherry Chia (my favorite! I honestly have no clue how they emulate oat clusters so much!), Raisin Coconut and Spirulina Crunch (not for the faint of heart but they definitely get it right here and it tastes much more like pineapple than anything “green”).

These chips are the epitome of tasty and delicious and their Greenola are what healthy dreams are made of! if you head over to NY Naturals Kale Chips right now and use the code “SUGARCOATEDVEGAN” you’ll get 15% off your order! It only lasts until May 31st so go now!! 🙂

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*Disclaimer*

Just to be on the safe side; NY Naturals sent me these to review for free but all opinions stated within are my own and I am not being paid to write this review.

Now onto the recipe!

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Superfood Cookies

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350°F.

Mix together the ground flax seeds and warm water until well combined and then set aside until it becomes gelatinous.

In a small bowl, beat together the butter or coconut oil with the coconut sugar until light and fluffy and then beat in the flax egg until combined.

In a separate bowl, sift together the oat and wheat flour, salt, baking powder, goji and yumberry powder and then add in the wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in the cacao nibs and the berries and then refrigerate for 15 – 13 minutes.

After refrigerating, use a tablespoon measure to measure the dough and then roll into a ball and place on a parchment sheet lined cookie sheet. When you’re done rolling them all out, bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until they set.

Let cool for AT LEAST 10 minutes but I would let them sit a bit longer as they are delicate!

Enjoy!

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