Cookies + MUD for Breakfast!
Hear me out. I am such a finicky breakfast eater. I don't particularly enjoy or tolerate eggs. I like avocado toast and gluten free waffles but they're time consuming and I get sick of having the same thing. I had an awful habit of just drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee and not eating anything until the afternoon.
So this morning I had some leftover chocolate chip cookies from dinner and it sounded really good with a hot cup of coffee. BUT, I know that I'll feel like crap an hour later. SO, I decided to make something a little more nutrient dense to start my day, especially since I had just scored a bunch of overripe bananas for $.29/lb! I started out with a basic 3-ingredient breakfast cookie recipe and of course, had to make it my own.
So I'm sure you're waiting for me to explain where the MUD part comes into play!
The truth is, I quit my daily coffee addiction a month ago because I struggle with adrenal fatigue and it's a known fact that coffee makes healing this issue nearly impossible. My favorite part of coffee is the ritual, to be completely honest! I love starting my day on my back patio, in the sunshine, slow sipping my coffee and meditating. I didn't want to give this up! I also obviously was heavily reliant on the caffeine, for energy, but the crash was brutal.
Then I found MUDWTR. No, it's not actual mud! It's an earthy blend of functional mushrooms, masala chai, and cocoa with a microdose of caffeine. It satisfies my taste for something comforting like coffee, but provides sustainable focus and natural energy, plus supports my immune system, memory, and reduces inflammation. Oh, and it tastes like a mild cocoa dirty chai!
You can order your MUDWTR starter kit here with my special link and it includes a 30 day supply, as well as some cool stickers, a sample of their creamer, and the most amazingly powerful frother I've ever used! I like mine with pumpkin spice creamer (basic bitch so sue me) hot, or iced latte style with almond milk.
You've got to try this stuff! I'm having a ball making new recipes with it.
Here's the recipe for my breakfast cookies -
3 ripe bananas, mashed
2 c gluten free rolled oats
1/3c nut or seed butter of choice (I used pumpkin seed butter)
4 tbsp chia seeds
3/4c pumpkin seeds / pepitas
3 tbsp chocolate chips
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
Wet your hands and form into cookie shape OR smaller "energy bite" size balls. The recipe should make approx 15 cookies or 30 energy bites.
Arrange on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
Let cool and enjoy!
Store in an airtight container and enjoy 1-2 for breakfast.
If you make these, tag me on social media in photos!