SSQR: Eczema healing cookies (high in omega-3, vegan, gluten-free, no added sugar, no chemical raising agents)
SSQR: Step- by- step quick receipt
1 cup whole flaxseeds (linseeds)
3 ripe bananas
Pinch of sea salt
Cinamon (to taste) (feel free to add any other spices or flavors that you can think of)
4 cup cooked quinoa
1/4 cup raisins/dates (optional) if you need more sweetness
Step 1: Grind the flaxseeds in a blender or coffee grinder
Step 2: In a big bowl, mash the banana
Step 3: Add the rest of the ingredients into the bowl. Use your hand or a fork to mash and mix until everything is well combined
Step 4: Taste and test. Since there are no “dangerous” raw ingredients in here, you are free to taste the dough before baking it. Add more raisins/dates/banana if you want the cookie to be sweeter. Add more flax meal or cooked quinoa if you feel the dough is too sweet. This cookie dough is super flexible.
Step 5: Form the cookies. You can form the cookies by simply roll them on your hands or you can use some cute molds for an extra credits
Step 6: Bake 15 minutes in the oven at 150 Celcius until the cookies are dried. There is no need to preheat the oven for this receipt, yet preheating will help to cook them faster
Ta-dah. All done! The cookies are soft, chewy and yummy.
Cinnamon helps to lower the blood sugar, also adds a lovely warm taste. Try Ceylon cinnamon if you eat cinnamon daily like me because most cinnamons contain a compound called coumarin which can be toxic to the body if taken in a large dose. In compare to Cassia cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon contains way less coumarin.
Flaxseeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids (plant-based,alpha-linolenic acid (or ALA)). Flaxseeds are also a super source of lignan, a hormonal-balancing antioxidant.
Flaxseeds help keep the skin hydrated. That makes flaxseeds a star in the diet for eczema sufferers. Since adding flaxseed in my diet, I’ve noticed my skin, nails and hair are a lot shinier.
Flaxseed is also a traditional remedy for constipation. Try to soak some flaxseeds in water for 5 minutes, you will see a gel-like substance appearing right away. That gel will do the “magic” for you.
The combination of quinoa and flaxseeds make our lovely cookies high in plant-based protein.
Do grind your flaxseeds before eating; if not, the whole seed will pass through your intestines without giving any benefits.
Don’t buy already ground flaxseeds (aka flax meal). The oil in the seeds will go rancid quickly when contacting with air (you can literally smell that rancid oil if you leave your flax meal in an open pack or container for about 2 weeks)
Don’t overeat flaxseeds (1-2 tablespoon a day is considered a safe amount). Eating too much at once will make your tummy bloat with gas. I was too keen on the benefits of flaxseeds, so one time, I made my cookies with only flaxseeds and raisins. OMG! my tummy went “rumble, rumble” for 2 days straight. That was embarrassing!