Christmas has traditionally been a great excuse to eat as many frightfully unhealthy treats as possible; a no holds barred, all out season of indulgence. Sounds great, but what if you could do all this without sending your blood sugar levels to the ceiling? Thankfully there are loads of sugar free and grain free recipes out there ensuring you can indulge your stomach to your heart's content without compromising your health…no need to turn to the dreaded cookie jar this year, oh no.
I’ve taken inspiration from this brilliant Paleo Gingerbread Cookie recipe, with a couple of important changes. The ginger has gone out of the window and in its place is a teaspoon of allspice, and importantly, some of the ground almond has been subbed with a scoop of organic whey protein. The organic whey protein adds such a rich creamy backdrop to the Christmassy spices and deep fruity sweetness of the molasses, giving you layer upon layer of utterly divine Christmas cheer. It really is like having a mouthful of Christmas pudding drowning in a spoon of fresh double cream. Oh yes! A quick note about molasses: in case you weren’t already aware, it’s actually rather good for you.