March 5, 2014

{review} shockingly healthy oatmeal chocolate chip cookies

Shockingly Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Yesterday I not only had the unexpected delight of meeting Shockingly Healthy owner Lauren Breuer, but I also got to sample her latest creation -oatmeal chocolate chip cookies!

As you may know, I’m obsessed with Lauren’s vegan and gluten-free brownies (click here for my review), so when I heard she was working on a new cookie recipe, well….

tina fey_go there

Practically perfect in every way, here’s my scorecard on her vegan and gluten-free cookies:

ingredients:

  • oats & oat flour – helps you feel full & balances your blood sugar
  • coconut oil – helps your body use fat for energy
  • coconut sugar – one of the few healthy natural sweeteners
  • flax seed – source of omega 3 fatty acids
  • unsweetened apple sauce – source of antioxidants & Vit C
  • chocolate chips (dairy-free) – source of magnesium
  • sea salt

each cookie contains 4 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber and is approx. 200 calories.

taste:

ohm nom nom! Before the photo-shoot I had two cookies (I couldn’t help myself) and they definitely delivered on the ‘make you feel full’ promise. The best part about these cookies however, besides how delicious they are, is that you can’t eat several all at once because just one will make you feel really satisfied (unlike a lot of other cookies). And that my friend is the power of quality food.

Shockingly Healthy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies_Close-up

Want to get your own fix? Here’s where you can pick some up in Toronto:

  1. Ezra’s Pound
  2. Live Organic Food Bar
  3. Husk
  4. The Green Beanery

More locations will be added soon so be sure to follow Lauren on Facebook and Twitter for updates!

  • sparker726

    I had my first of these cookies last week (as part of my “Eat Well Feel Well”/Joy McCarthy course free goodie bag). It was amazing! I just ran out to the nearest retailer to my office (Astarte Yogurt in the PATH) and bought one – they are that good!

    • lifeinblush

      aren’t they?! I’m completely OBSESSED with them. Have you tried her brownies? If you haven’t girl you are in for a treat!

      • sparker726

        Yes, I tried the chocolate brownie today – OMG – incredible! The blondie looks good, too – will try this next. I’d love to replicate the recipes so that I could make my own – at the rate I’m going with my purchases, my little obsession could get expensive if I have to keep buying them!!

        • lifeinblush

          haha I hear you. If you want to make your own brownies there’s a really good vegan recipe by Angela Liddon in her Oh She Glows cookbook. It might be online as well too (ohsheglows.com). Happy baking!

  • Margie

    I’m impressed! A healthy, filling, yummy, no guilt treat in one little cookie. What a great dessert for a child’s lunchbox!