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Clean Eating, and Cocoa, Coconut Oil and Hazelnut Butter Cookies

With freedom from those relentless late night revision sessions fast approaching it’s time to take things down in pace. No more running up the fourth four library stairs or racing for the last metro. The end of the academic year gives you the freedom, and the opportunity to read those books you got for Christmas that have been gathering dust. For me this pile is purely made up of cookery books.

Over the past year or so ‘clean eating’ has become a trend. Helmsley & Helmsley, and Deliciously Ella are just a couple of cooks and food writers who have produced books on ‘clean eating’. The concept is about choosing unrefined, natural foods and being aware of salt, sugar, and fat consumption.

There’s also a growing abundance of health food bloggers out there, and I’ve recently become devoted to ‘Faring-well’- a blogger who creates simple, delicious and mainly ‘clean’ recipes with beautifully simple photos to accompany them. Her recipe for ‘Chocolate peanut butter no bake cookies’ is simple but creates some of the tastiest cookies you may have ever eaten, so I thought I would share it here. I had an unopened jar of hazelnut butter in the cupboard so used this to replace peanut butter – student living means you have to make compromises sometimes. The cookies are bite-size (making them all the more moreish) with a soft texture. The cocoa powder provides a rich flavour but the coconut is the most prominent flavour throughout the cookies.

If you’re looking for a way to ease yourself into clean eating gradually, or just want an alternative from your normal packet of chocolate chip cookies, then this recipe will work for you.

You can have a look at Faring-Well’s wonderful blog by following the link here.

You can see Faring-Well’s fantastic no-bake cookie recipe by following the link here.

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