Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies – grain free/low carb

A few months ago when I was eating a very low sugar diet, I found out about a sweetener called Just Like Sugar. I’ve often been a skeptic of products and sweeteners that sound too good to be true like this one – but because one of my favourite holistic nutritionists regularly uses and raves about the benefits of it, I decided to give it a try. Just Like Sugar is made up mostly of chicory root and contains no calories, no sugar, no fat, and no sodium. Check out the big list of other major benefits below.

I’ve started experimenting with recipes using Just Like Sugar and Just Like Brown Sugar (I ordered off the Canadian site but there’s an american one too – and I might add that I’ve recieved NO compensation and NO samples for this “review”). While the conversion chart on the package says differently, I think it’s best to use an equal amount where you would use other dry sugars.

I’m curious to know if you’ve tried this sugar? Or anything similar? Are you a fan? 

**BENEFITS OF CHICORY ROOT:
1. CHOLESTEROL: It decrease the levels of serum LDL cholesterol in the blood.
2. INFLAMMATION: It contains vitamin C, one of the most powerful antioxidants.
3. DIABETES: The inulin content is not digestible, so its lack of glucose can help promote optimal 
blood sugar levels while also increasing stool bulk and consistency.
4. CONSTIPATION: It provides soluble fiber, which improves digestion.
5. GALL BLADDER ISSUES: It builds your body’s resistance to gallstones and liver stones. 
By increasing the flow of bile, it assists the body in digesting foods and liquids. 
The extra bile also helps break down fats in the body.Chicory root has a mild laxative effect,
 increases bile from the gallbladder, and decreases swelling.
6. URINARY INFECTIONS, KIDNEY STONES and GOUT: 
It has diuretic properties that provide protection for the urinary tract system and kidneys. 
Toxins are removed and the cleansing of the body is stimulated because of an increase in urine flow. 
It has been used to expel gravel, calcium deposits, and excess uric acid from the body, which helps 
to prevent gout and kidney stones.
7. WEIGHT LOSS: Chicory root benefits weight loss because of the effect it has on the digestive 
system. It is an excellent source of fructooligosaccharides which help promote the growth of 
beneficial bacteria in your digestive tract. It also increases the rate of the break down of fats. 
It also helps with weight loss because it helps keep insulin levels low while enjoying sweet foods.
8. NATURAL “Liver” CLEANSER: Chicory root also supports the body’s detoxification system through 
the liver and kidneys, and is believed to help with calcium absorption. Chicory also helps prevent 
jaundice and an enlarged liver when mixed with water. Because of Chicory Root’s potential for 
removing contaminants from the digestive system, the liver does not have to work as hard to filter 
out toxins that may have escaped into the bloodstream. It also acts as a gentle laxative and diuretic 
for removing excess water and toxins, and this can also reduce strain on the liver.
9. ANXIETY: It is a natural sedative and anti-inflammatory for the nervous system. 
If you have anxiety issues and still drink coffee, this sweetener can help.
10: INDIGESTION: It acts as an herbal antacid, the root neutralizes acid and correct acid indigestion, 
heartburn, gastritis, vomiting, upset stomach. Because it stimulates bile production, this helps to 
speed up the digestive process after eating too much rich food.


Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
Gluten free – Grain free – Refined sugar free- low carb

1/4 cup soft butter
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup just like sugar
1/4 cup just like brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350F.
Beat together the butter, peanut butter, and sugars until creamed.
Add the egg and vanilla, beat briefly.
Add the flour, baking soda, powder, and salt. Beat to combine. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spoon dough onto parchment paper lined or greased baking sheet.
Bake for 6-9 minutes depending on the size of cookie, until brown around the edges.

**List of benefits from Maria Health Blog

Shared at Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays, Allergy Free Wednesdays

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