However, it wasn’t always like this. In 1800, the average amount of sugar a person ate in one year was a seemingly “small” 18 pounds. Yet this number grew by 2009 to be an average of 1/2 pound per day (and that was 5 years ago!) Not only did sugar and processed fat consumption skyrocket in the 1900’s, but also obesity, one of the primary cause behind many serious health conditions. Slim or not, these costly outcomes pose just as much of a risk for slender people. Yet it is not until one takes it out of their diet, that they realize how it truly effects athleticism, mood, or simply the genuine feeling of wellness that, in today’s world, has been long forgotten.
Sweet Potato Breakfast Cookies
- 1/2 cup Hazelnut (or) almond butter
- 1/2 cup mashed or Organic canned sweet potato
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg (or flax egg= 1 tbsp flaxseed + 3 tbsp warm water)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup Enjoy Life chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 dg
- In a small bowl, lightly beat together egg, vanilla, and sugar if using.
- In a medium mixing bowl, stir together nut butter, sweet potato, salt, baking soda, and cinnamon.
- Add cranberries, coconut, and chocolate chips.
- Stir in wet ingredients until just combined.
- Using a cookie scoop, place dough an a parchment lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool on the sheet completely before eating.