Last week, you heard me sing the praises of California produce after a trip to San Diego a few weeks ago. What I failed to mention is that ALL THE THINGS fresh-Cali-goodness came together in this amazing cafe called Live Beaming in Del Mar (one of many locations). The Live Beaming cafe quickly became the mecca around which our days centered while in San Diego. Every single item I tried from their smoothies to desserts and meals was nourishing and delicious.
One of my favorite treats among the many were these chocolate chip almond butter nuggets of goodness that remind me of a Samoa Girl Scout cookie, and I purchased the lot of them to nibble
gorge on during my flight home. As soon as I demolished the last crumb, I set to work re-creating them in the LL Balanced kitchen.
I must have blacked out during my frenzied nugget consumption because I didn't save the wrappers, which list the ingredients. As a result, I thoroughly enjoyed multiple trials that finally led me to the finished product. Today I present to you a cookie so packed with nourishing goodness you could easily pop a few for breakfast. And and AND they happen to be buttery and delicious as those addicting "by serving size you mean the sleeve" Samoas that are beloved around the country.
My sweet tooth takes no prisoners, and it is second only to straight-up hunger. Thankfully, these Samoas Macaroons fulfill both needs, as they contain ample fiber and protein from chia and almond butter. They're also perfect for a pre or post-workout snacks, since they give you tons of great and lasting energy from juicy medjool dates. Also, the Himlayan sea salt adds a dose of electrolytes when you've been sweating it out!
If you live near a Live Beaming cafe, good for you (grits teeth). If not, you can have a taste of their goodness through this LL Balanced treat!