Tigernut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Grrr tigernuts. Nope, I’m totally not trying to make up a new corky name for a nut or a seed, tigernuts are in their own category. Before I even touch on what tigernuts are and why you should know about them, I’m jumping for joy to share with you all a chocolate chip cookie recipe. Why? Because I just realized I’ve never shared a simple chocolate chip cookie recipe before, how did this go unnoticed you guys? Come on you’re supposed to keep me on track here. Undoubtedly, these aren’t a traditional chocolate chip cookie in the sense of texture and nutrition profile. They’re high in fiber, contain healthy fats and made with these unique tigernuts, which also give these cookies a delicious, sweet, and nutty flavor unlike any nut/seed I’ve had.

Tigernut Chocolate Chip Cookie You can bet these aren’t going to be your traditional chocolate chip cookies, so let’s get over that for a minute, these cookies are going to be completely in line with the Nutrition Stripped Lifestyle- gluten free, dairy free, free from processed ingredients, oh and awesome. Just sayin’. These are crumbly cookies, not dense at all, but crumbles perfectly in your mouth. Another reason why I’m thrilled to share this recipe with you all today is, selfishly, all the recipe testing I did to come to the final product. I love recipe testing and so do all my friends, I’m a lucky gal to have such willing testers ;) An added bonus to all this recipe testing, I’ve come up with about 3 recipes for the Nutrition Stripped cookbook! Ahh I can’t wait to share with you all the ideas I have for the cookbook. Till then, this should suffice.

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Grilled Peaches & Sweet Cream with Crunchy Bits

Grilled Peaches & Sweet Cream… with crunchy bits. Oh yes, the sweet cream is amazing, but these Crunchy Bits completely steal the show. I always am flooded with ideas and inspiration from peaches during the summer months, we have our favorite peach providers (a.k.a. the Peach Truck) here in Nashville during the summer and I utilize every day I can get my hands on those peaches! Today I’m sharing a recipe that can be enjoyed for both a breakfast, brunch, or dessert.

Grilled Peaches with Sweet Cream & Crunchy Bits

As much as I’m a fan of the Crunchy Bits in this recipe, the Sweet Cream is incredibly delicious as well and dense with healthy fats, protein, fiber, and is completely dairy-free and refined sugar free. I use both macadamia nuts and cashews with coconut milk, dates, vanilla, and a touch of sea salt to create a delicious cream. Both the Sweet Cream and Crunchy Bits are rich, therefore pairing it with an untouched fresh peach, warmed through on the grill, is the perfect balance between sweet, creamy, light, and rich.

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Watermelon Slice Popsicles

Since it’s not only a couple of holidays this week, my birthday and July 4th, I wanted to pop in and share a super simple recipe with you all; by simple I mean it takes less than 5 minutes! Watermelon Slice Popsicles are literally slices of watermelon cut into triangles, frozen, and held by a wooden stick. These are to be enjoyed by poolside, at the BBQ this weekend, or anytime you need a cool treat for the warmer months of the year. Cheers to healthy desserts!

Watermelon Slice Popsicles, watermelon

You can easily make several batches of these at a time since most watermelons are large enough to produce a lot of these, or just share with hungry neighbors and friends (a.k.a. my best recipe testers!). Watermelon is perfect for summer, it’s slightly sweet, portable, affordable, and incredibly hydrating. Read more why I love watermelon and the health benefits of it here. In a nutshell, watermelon has vitamin C, A, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants taboot.

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Flourless Blackberry Chocolate Cake

Is it lame to bake myself a cake for my birthday? Well, I totally am because today is my BIRTHDAY! Eeeek. I’m actually writing this blog post a bit in advance to give myself a week off the blog to take some much needed rest and relaxation time- perfect timing with my birthday, the holiday this weekend, and celebrating the big news I shared yesterday- the NUTRITION STRIPPED COOKBOOK!

Flourless blackberry Chocolate Cake, blackberries, cherries, peaches, fruit, dessert, chocolate

Flourless Blackberry Chocolate Cake is the answer to everything I want this birthday. It’s gluten free, vegan friendly, healthy, but completely decadent and delicious tasting at the same time. You all know I’m a chocolate lover so this recipe came naturally when I was brainstorming what type of cake I wanted to make and share this birthday. I already have the popular Chocolate Coconut Flour Cake with Chocolate Mousse Frosting, but wanted to make a vegan friendly chocolate cake for you all to enjoy as well, plus this one has secret ingredients that none of my friends were able to pinpoint when tasting at our Nutrition Stripped Supper Club on Sunday.

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Watermelon Lime Granita with Basil

I’ve been LOVING watermelon this summer, absolutely loving. Watermelon Lime Granita with Basil is another recipe (a.k.a. excuse for me to use watermelon) using a beloved watermelon in season this summer. This granita is bursting with flavors of sweet watermelon, bright citrus from lime, and a bit of freshly torn basil to garnish. Don’t be intimidated by the title nor the presentation, although incredibly beautiful, it’s so simple anyone can make this without knowing their way around the kitchen.

Watermelon Granita with Basil | Nutrition Stripped

To be honest, I never really enjoyed watermelon as much as other fruits growing up and certainly not until recently- partially because I had an oral allergy to melons and kiwis growing up. Obviously things have changed because I’m able to eat watermelon like it’s my job with no negative effects, hooray! I’ve recently shared another super simple dessert, Watermelon Slice Popsicles, and today this granita is nothing short of simple. The only difference is the time you have to wait for it the granita to freeze, which I happily do knowing the end result is a sweet and healthy treat.

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