cookie dough? we shall see.

9 Oct


Anyone who has read much of this blog may have noticed I consider myself an expert on cookie dough. I am the dough whisperer, hear me roar. The Doughminatrix. So I see a recipe on Heather Eats Almond Butter for a cookie dough smoothie and I feel the need to put it to the test. Plus it used nutritional yeast, which I have been playing around with. Plus it had interesting instructions such as not too blend to much because “you don’t want the nooch to get completely obliterated b/c it adds that gritty cookie dough-like texture”.
That’s some pretty tough, sexy writing for an entry on a smoothie. Nooch? Huh? Oh, nutritional yeast. Duh. I am not sure that gritty is the word that comes to mind when I think of dough, but Heather’s use of italics made me think that there must be something kick-ass to the smoothie’s grittiness.
Can’t get shake-y without a dose of kick-ass.
Lastly, this shake used chia seeds. I’d not yet tried these darlings of the health blogosphere. I thought cookie dough would be a good way for them to make their Scrumptious Gruel debut. Put on your long white gloves, little chias, you’ve got a ball to go to.
The verdict?
Oh. My. God.
This does taste like cookie dough. Next time I am going to not add the additional two tablespoons of water I added(they were not in the original recipe) so it is thicker. Also I will use more chocolate and I won’t halve the recipe like I did this time. I did not want to commit to a full big shake until I had judged its doughiness. I have commitment issues. Foodwise, anyway.
Here’s what I did this time around:
Cookie Dough Smoothie(only slightly adapted from Heather Eats Almond Butter)
1/4 cup oatmeal
1/4 cup + 1/4 cup plain unsweetened almond milk
1 1/2 teaspoons chia seed
1 1/2 teaspoons of nutritional yeast
1 packet of Equal(Articficial sweeteners!Bad me,I know.Oh well.)
pinch salt
pinch cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 teaspoons chocolate chips(Ghiradelli Bittersweet)
Mix oatmeal, the first 1/4 cup almond milk and chia seed and put in refrigerator for 6 hours. I added a couple of tablespoons of water halfway through, thinking it would be too thick. I was wrong. After 6 hours, blend with second 1/4 cup of almond milk, cinnamon, salt, vanilla and sweetener. Add nutritional yeast and blend just a bit. Add chips and blend a tad more. There ya go.
I am still the Doughminatrix. Meow.

Question for the readers? What foods are you master/mistress of?

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6 Responses to “cookie dough? we shall see.”

  1. mom October 10, 2011 at 4:59 pm #

    Will you make one for me when I am there this weekend?

    • Ellen October 10, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

      Sure, I just have to remember to get it started early since the chia seeds have to soak…

      Sent from my iPhone

  2. MyMiBoSo (@MyMiBoSo) October 11, 2011 at 3:09 am #

    LOVE it! Looks at you Ms. Sort of Healthy! Heee hee…at least with your Nooch and Chia Seeds that is – I’ll be picking up some of those tomorrow to add to my Booch! And perhaps if feeling frisky I’ll try this little recipe too…

    • Ellen October 11, 2011 at 5:17 am #

      Nooch in the booch! Awesome. Just, awesome:)

  3. Heather Eats Almond Butter October 11, 2011 at 4:30 am #

    And you doubted me. 😉
    Glad you enjoyed..the gritty factor is key!

    • Ellen October 11, 2011 at 5:18 am #

      I will never doubt again:)

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