I will be honest. It was the first time I baked these tahini & coconut cookies, and I have to say, they came out amazingly well!
They are nutty, chewy and rich, with chunks of dark chocolate in every bite. And the best part is that they are made from tahini, coconut and almond flour, nutritious foods that support the Sacral chakra.
Foods that contain healthy fats make the best macronutrients for the balance of the Sacral chakra.
The element of this energy centre is water, so it is about flow and movement. Eating unsaturated fats, which are healthy fats, and especially essential fatty acids, help the flow of nutrients in and out of our cells, allowing it to function healthily.
TAHINI & COCONUT COOKIES FOR THE SACRAL CHAKRA
Almonds, actually nuts in general, are great to support the Sacral chakra. They are rich in monounsaturated fats and fibre, which help to create flow within the body. They contain protein, making them a perfect grounding food to support the Root chakra as well.
Similar to almonds, coconut also has qualities to support the Root chakra because of its protective skin.
Coconut flour is rich in insoluble fibre, which promotes the flow of food through your stomach and therefore reducing constipation.
To make these tahini & coconut cookies, I used coconut sugar. Coconut sugar is a natural sugar made from coconut palm sap, the sugary fluid of the coconut plant. It is a healthier alternative for conventional sugar as it contains vitamins, minerals, and fibre. (1)
Yet coconut sugar is a bit more nutritious than table sugar, I would recommend consuming it very occasionally. After all, it’s high in fructose, and it might cause health diseases like diabetes, obesity, or heart issues.
Tahini is sesame seed paste and it has become my favourite food lately!
It’s versatile: you can use it for salads, pasta, dipping, dressings, and baking.
It is highly nutritious: it contains healthy fats and a large variety of vitamins and minerals. About 50% of the fat in tahini comes from monounsaturated fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory properties. Also, Tahini contains two types of polyunsaturated fat (another good fat): alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids. (2)
Tahini has various health benefits: studies have found that consuming sesame seeds may decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease. (2)
Tahini & coconut chocolate cookies
- 1 cup tahini
- ¾ cup coconut sugar
- 1 tsp salt
- 4 tbsp water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 cup almond flour sifted
- 1/2 cup coconut flour sifted
- 150 g dark chocolate chopped
- Preheat the oven to 180 ̊C – 356 ̊F and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, combine the tahini, coconut sugar, baking soda and salt. Then, add the eggs, water and vanilla extract, and stir well until combined.
- Sift the almond and coconut flours and add them to the mixture. Mix well using your hands. Lastly, add the chocolate and stir again.
- Take tablespoons of the mixture and loosely shape into disks. Place them on baking sheets, and bake for 11 minutes. Let them cool on wire rack. Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days.