"On my honor"...the first three words of the Girl Scout Promise; Honor means integrity, respect, decency, trustworthiness, and honesty. Special Cakes is celebrating honor and all that it stands for with the Honor cookie; a healthier version (see ingredient list below) of the Girls Scouts' classic Samoa cookie (more recently referred to as the Caramel deLite)! When we read the Girl Scout Law, we realized how important it is to follow, not only for Girl Scouts, but for all!!! We hope you think about its words as you enjoy every delicious bite of your Honor cookies!
Girl Scout Law:
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
respect myself and others,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.
Ingredient spotlight on:
Coconut: There are reports that the Girl Scouts' Samoa cookie was named after the island of Samoa in the Pacific Island due to its use of coconut, as both coconut and coconut oil are top export of the country! Coconut flour, coconut sugar, coconut cream, coconut oil, and toasted coconut flakes are all in this cookie! Not only is coconut delightful to the taste, it has amazing health benefits! Coconuts contain healthy anti-inflammatory fat, which plumps the skin, enhances metabolism, helps brain power, minimizes stress, boosts immunity, detoxifies, and purifies! Ahh...island life!
Other amazing ingredients:
Quinoa, amaranth, and chia seeds: These organic ancient grains contain fiber, protein, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals!
Raw Organic Cacao:
The seeds from which chocolate is made are also an aphrodisiac, joy promoter, metabolism booster! Cacao is a plant-based superfood that is rich in antioxidants, more than any whole food in the world! Cacao differs from cocoa. Cacao, as opposed to cocoa is less processed, unsweetened, and roasted at low temperatures, preserving its antioxidants. Cacao awakens the libido by releasing joyful endorphins and happy hormones. It also contains theobromine, which is a compound that stimulates blood flow to the brain and enhances energy and cognition AND 15 grams of cacao contains more magnesium than 1 serving of spinach! Cacao contains several neurotransmitters functioning as natural antidepressants, creating increased focus and heightened pleasure and bliss. The ancient Mayans treated cacao as a delicacy approaching divinity. Yes, please!
Probiotics: It's a gut instinct. Probiotics are the good bacteria your gut needs for optimal immunity and healthy digestive system!
Oats: Oats are gluten-free whole grains that are a powerful source of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants! Oats promote weight loss, lower blood sugar levels and reduce the risk of heart disease. They are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat!
Cinnamon: Cinnamon has been known for its medicinal properties for thousands of years, dating back as far as Ancient Egypt. It used to be rare and valuable and was regarded as a gift fit for kings! Cinnamon contains antioxidants, which have anti-inflammatory effects and may improve some key risk factors for heart disease, including cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure!
Maple Syrup: Hug a maple tree! Maple syrup is known as the "green" plant based sweetener, as no trees are harmed from extracting the sap. It also contains calcium, potassium, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, and offers a low glycemic index.
Flaxseed Meal: Flaxseed meal contains omega-3 essential fatty acids, the "Glinda" of fats; the Good fats; having heart-healthy effects. Flaxseed meal also has antioxidants, is high in dietary fiber, and a natural cholesterol controller!
Organic Pink Himalayan Sea Salt: Sourced from the remote Himalayas, this pink salt is free of impurities and operates like an electrolyte, regulates pH, and contains detoxifying trace minerals.
Honor cookies are 100% plant based, gluten-free, vegan, and dairy free.
Thank you to the following Sources:
Eat Clean Play Dirty, Recipes for a Body and Life You Love by Danielle Duboise & Whitney Tingle, Founders of Sakara
The Moonjuice Cookbook, Cosmic Alchemy for a Thriving Body, Beauty, and Conciousness by Amanda Chantal Bacon
Purely Elizabeth Granola
* The health, Beauty and Magic cupcake flavors use organic raw honey, a product of busy bees. Only honey products harvested from companies using sustainable beekeping practices are used. Vegans may wish to let the bees be and skip these flavors.