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These oatmeal breakfast cookies are perfect for the whole family!

Serve them up for breakfast, a quick afternoon snack, or a late night sweet tooth.
Your taste buds will be satisfied!

This recipe from http://www.blossomtobefit.com/ is packed full of nutrition and is a great replacement for high calorie and sugary cookies.

Recipe:

Ingredients
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1 can white beans
1 c almond milk
2 cups old-fashion oats
1/2 cup baking stevia in the raw
4 Tbsp PB2 powder
1 scoop vanilla Shakeology (or protein powder of choice)
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 cup dark chocolate chips

Directions
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Preheat oven to 350
1. Wash and drain white beans. In blender or food processor puree beans
2. Add almond milk, stevia, PB2 powder, shakeology, and baking soda
3. Blend until ingredients are evenly distributed
4. In a separate bowl, pour in outs and chocolate chips.
5. Add wet mixture to oat/chocolate chip mixture.
6. Mix ingredients with spoon until evenly distributed
7. Spray baking sheet with non-stick spray
8. Use an ice cream scooper to spoon cookie dough balls onto sheet.
9. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown

ENJOY!

You have probably heard it your whole life: “breakfast is the most important meal of the day”.  Most breakfast and cereal companies advertise that breakfast is the most important meal because without a big, healthy, breakfast you won’t have enough energy to get through the day.  The actual reason breakfast is the most important is because it sets the stage for your entire day of eating. So if you eat an unhealthy or sugary breakfast, you are much more likely to crave foods that are high in fat and sugars for the rest of the day.

When you eat breakfast are you actually hungry? People often eat breakfast as part of their morning routine. They are used to eating breakfast immediately after they wake up. Next time, take a second to see if you are actually hungry. There is nothing wrong with waiting an hour or two after waking up to eat breakfast – when you are actually hungry. By waiting a few extra hours, you are giving your body a chance to clean itself out and actually digest whatever was in your stomach from the day before.

Whatever your breakfast routine is, consider making fruit part of your breakfast habits. Fruit is packed with vitamins, minerals, water, and fiber (and these are all very beneficial things to start your day with). The fiber will help to keep you longer and consuming fruit in the morning can help you meet the recommended five fruit and vegetable servings.  If your mornings are busy, fruit is great to eat on the go. Or, if you have the time make a fruit smoothie or add berries to yogurt and granola.