Friday Foodspiration: Almond {Joint Protecting} Cookies


How can a cookie protect or repair your joints?

With collagen!

This is because break down of cartilage and bone result in joint damage and pain. Unfortunately, as we get older, we stop producing collagen as rapidly. The result is a lose of cartilage and bone density. We can also end up with wrinkles and sagging skin on top of that joint stiffness.

Collagen protein supplements have been found in studies to improve joint health and you can learn more about that how to choose the right collagen for your desired outcome in a previous blog post – “Could Collagen Really Help Me Feel Younger?”

I will toss a scoop of collagen into almost these days – oatmeal, smoothies, yogurt, and just about any baked good. My kids don’t know it’s in there and I am happy that they are enjoying a health boost along with their cookies. And the recipe is so simple that my kids can even make them!

Gluten free, grain free, dairy free, no added sugar low carb, high protein.


  • 1 cup Almond Butter (natural with no added sugar or oils)

  • 1/2 cup Golden Monk fruit Sweetener (or sweetener of choice)

  • 1 egg

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt

  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla

  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1/4 cup Collagen Protein Powder*


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. Combine the almond butter and sweetener in the bowl of a mixer and beat until smooth.

  3. Add egg and mix until smooth. Then, add remaining ingredients and mix until well combined.

  4. Roll dough into small balls and using a fork flatten on the cookie sheet (these will not spread very much).

  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned. Cool on the baking sheet for at least 2 minutes before moving to a cooling rack or serving.

*Be sure the collagen powder you use says that it mixes well with both hot and cold beverages. This means it will not clump in the dough and will withstand the heat of baking.

The collagen product I use passes all the “tests” for effectiveness and quality while also mixing with virtually anything – water, coffee, juice, etc. For any product questions or if you would like a coupon to try my favorite collage for yourself, email me at