We recently got together with Tristen Van De Kley from Balanced Body Nutrition to talk about life as a full-time student, food blogger and lover of wholefoods and healthy living. Tristen is one of our regular contributors on the Affordable Wholefoods blog sharing inspiring articles and recipes. Here’s what she had to say….
This weeks recipe of the week comes from Natalie Harms, our newest addition to the Affordable Wholefoods blog as writer and recipe contributor.
Natalie is a practicing Nutritionist with clinics in Maleny (in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, QLD) and Inverell. Here she shares her Lemon, Cashew and Coconut Cookies – loaded with protein, fibre, healthy fats and flavour, and a great alternative to store varieties.
Serving Size: makes 20
- Preheat oven to 160C.
- Process the cashews in a food processor until finely ground.
- Add remaining ingredients and process until mixture comes together.
- Place the mixture in fridge for 5 minutes to settle.
- Roll a generous teaspoon of mixture into ball and flatten slightly on baking trays lined with baking paper.
- Bake for 15 to 18 mins until golden brown colour appears. Allow to cool an enjoy.
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