Having a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in the finer things … like COOKIES!

I was so excited by the flavor and texture of these cookies. The final cookie had everything I love about a traditional shortbread cookie … with the added ZING from the twist of lime. Tastebuds, you are welcome!

I used raw, pre-soaked & dehydrated almonds from www.realrawfood.com. Soaking the almonds removes the enzyme inhibitor that can sometimes slow digestion. If you don’t want to order pre-soaked almonds feel free to soak and dry them yourself (or buy the best quality almond you can find and don’t worry about soaking them).

I really want to try this recipe again using the almond meal left over from making our homemade almond milk. I love finding good use for the leftover almond meal!


  • 3 Cups Organic Almonds
  • 4 Tbsp Agave Nectar, Raw Honey, Maple Syrup (or other whole food sweetener)
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
  • 1 tsp Lime Zest (grate the skin of the lime to get the zest!)
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Sugar (plus extra for sprinkles)


  • Process almonds in a food processor until flour consistency.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients until dough-like.
  • Form dough into a large ball and roll out on a teflex sheet into 0.5 cm thickness.
  • Sprinkle with coconut sugar.
  • Cut into desired shapes and place in a dehydrator.
  • Dehydrate at 115 degrees for 8 – 12 hours (or until crisp).
  • Enjoy!

Krystal Vrba

Co-Founder & Whole Food Nutrition Coach at Refresh Natural Health
Krystal Vrba is a Whole-Food Nutrition Coach co-founder of Refresh Natural Health. She is the creator of the 3-Day Glowing Skin Diet and the 14-Day Liver Reset Program. After spending years battling her own health challenges, including multiple autoimmune diseases and chronic fatigue, Krystal works with clients and develops programs to make healthy living easy and fun. Please visit www.liverreset.com for more information on Krystal and her healing journey.