Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Healthy Snickerdoodle Cookies


I am curious what every one else's morning routine is. I think the morning routine is the most important routine you can have. The way you start your day, sets the scene for what is to come the rest of the day. I may be more ritualistic than some, but it works for me. 

My ritual starts the night before. I try to get 8 hours of sleep. I found some amazing organic insomnia loose leaf tea at my local farmers market. A mug of that 30 minutes before I turn out the lights, and I am done for. Monday through friday I try to get to sleep by 10pm. It might be early for some, but for me it allows me to wake up refreshed by 6am. My husband usually brings me my morning green tea as he is getting ready for work. Since I work from home, I like to start my day in bed with green tea and my laptop. Because my blog is 24/7 I usually spend the first hour of my day answering readers questions.

By 7:30 am I am in my yoga clothes, I have taken my morning vitamins, and I am deep into my morning devotions. By 8am I submit my posts to my various employers (blogs, magazines, pin boards, etc...). At 8:45 I turn on my meditative music and get my mind ready for yoga. 9 - 11 am is all about yoga for me. That is my morning in a nutshell. The rest of the day is spent writing and cooking. I think I am productive because of the way I start my day. 

To keep myself healthy and satisfied through the day, I keep healthy "cookies" on hand. This is the last healthy cookie recipe in my "healthy cookie series". I am sure I will bring you more flavors later, but I am all stocked up with flavors. Again these are healthy and so easy to make. Enjoy! 

Healthy Snickerdoodle Cookies
adapted from My Whole Food Life

1 cup certified gluten-free rolled oats
1 cup almonds
1 vanilla bean (pulp only)
2 tsp cinnamon
12 medjool dates
1/4 cup water

In the food processor, grind up the oats and almonds.
Then add in the rest of the ingredients until a dough starts to form.
Roll into balls and then flatten them with your palm.
Store in an airtight container in the freezer. They last for months. 

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