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Paleo Lemon Cookies

Paleo Lemon Cookies

Spring is here!

With the sun making more regular appearances, it makes me want to start switching out of our heavier peanut butter and chocolate rotation and into light spring flavors like lemon and coconut!

This is not my recipe, Cavegirl Cuisine deserves all the credit! We simply tested the recipe and everyone, including our girls, love the light sweet flavors.

http://cavegirlcuisine.com/2014/03/21/lemon-coconut-cookies/

  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons lemon est
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 3 tablespoons organic butter or ghee, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 large egg

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  3. Mix all ingredients until blended
  4. Place 1 tablespoon of batter on baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Using another piece of parchment paper (or wax paper) place over dough mound. Using bottom of a glass or other flat object, press down to flatten the cookies. Do this for each cookie until they are 1/8 inch thick.
  5. Cook for 12 minutes
  6. Let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a  cooling rack.
  7. Either eat immediately or transfer to the freezer if you like a crispier texture!
  8. Enjoy!

Check out her other Paleo recipes on www.CavegirlCuisine.com!


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Happy Healthy Valentines Day

Happy Healthy Valentines Day

We asked. You spoke. We LISTENED.

Moving forward, monthly Dr. Cotey or Dr. Amanda will be sharing recipes that we personally use in our everyday life.

Although we can talk/write for days about health, the purpose of this “Blog” is to provide you with what you want as well as to help us live out our purpose in life. There is an urgent problem facing our community where families are being compromised due to misinformation about health. We are determined to passionately restore family health and animate future generations.

In our office we restore health through our hands through a specific vertebral adjustment; however this is not the ONLY key to health. What goes in your mouth, in your brain and what you do with your body the rest of the day will contribute to your true level of health.  Let’s be honest, I can adjust you every day of your life, but if when you leave my office, you never work out, you visit a McDonald’s drive through for lunch, focus on all the negatives in life, eat more processed, packaged fake food and then sit and watch devil-vision (Television) for the rest of the night….I can NOT make you healthy.

This Blog is to be fun, honest and real. Sometimes it may be a bit longer, other times it may simply be a recipe we love.

So let’s do this! February means Valentines Day! Valentine’s Day means…CHOCOLATE! We love eating a healthy diet, but everyone one of us (Dr. Cotey included) enjoy Chocolate! So below are two of our family’s absolute FAVORITE recipes involving Chocolate!

*I don’t know if I need to do a disclaimer but if so here it is…Yes we eat a mainly wheat free, dairy free diet. We focus on cooking many paleo meals.  We are both doctors but we are also human beings people! We enjoy treats once in a while – icecream (Dr. Amanda), a bun (only Dr. Cotey) with our Brat and Beer (both of us) in the summer time. As we explain to our girls, treats are just that…Treats. They are not to be devoured in high quantities or high frequency. Many probably most of the recipes we will share are not our creation. They are however…super tasty and still fit into our personal lifestyle. These recipes bring us JOY! I hope they bring your family JOY as well!

The Original Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites Recipe

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http://www.texanerin.com/2012/04/grain-free-peanut-butter-chocolate-chip-cookie-dough-bites.html

To read the original post by Texanerin.com click here! I have put the basic info below.

If you trust me and know I would never lie about peanut butter or chocolate…then just start gathering the ingredients now.

P.s. To make this even more Valentine’s Day Chocolate themed – use almond butter instead of peanut butter and add in 1 tablespoon of Cacao Powder…Now you have Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites! YUM!

Ingredients

  • 1 can of chickpeas, well-rinsed and patted dry with a paper towel1
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons Natural peanut butter(Don’t even try with regular peanut butter! They’ll come out oily. You MUST use natural peanut butter.)
  • 1/4 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • a pinch of salt if your nut butter doesn’t have salt in it
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (can useCarob chips if you want)

 

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F / 175°C. Combine all the ingredients, except for the chocolate chips, in a food processor and process until very smooth. Make sure to scrape the sides and the top to get the little chunks of chickpeas and process again until they’re combined.
  2. Put in the chocolate chips and stir it if you can, or pulse it once or twice. The mixture will be very thick and sticky.
  3. With wet hands, form into 1 1/2″ balls. Place onto a Silpat or a piece of parchment paper. If you want them to look more like normal cookies, press down slightly on the balls. They don’t do much rising.
  4. Bake for about 10 minutes. The dough balls will still be very soft when you take them out of the oven. They will not “set” like normal cookies.
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature (or in the fridge) for up to 1 week. (I have no personal thoughts on this as we make this and eat them all in one evening!)

As for this month’s smoothie – let me introduce you to our very own creation: Black Forest Cake – a Dark Cherry Chocolate Smoothie!
 

Smoothies are not an exact science. I love that I can move the flavor of almost any smoothie! So stop making smoothies so difficult – blend them – taste them – add more of what you want it to taste more like!

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Here are some rough estimates but a complete ingredient list: (please use organic when possible…I will not be writing organic next to every ingredient!)

1 cup Dark Cherries (we love using frozen – helps make smoothie cold without watering it down)

– 1 TBSP Cacao Powder

– 1 ½ cups Coconut milk (we buy non-sweetened) (can use canned, tetra-pack or carton)

– ½ an Avocado (makes your smoothie SMOOTH!)

– Small handful spinach

– 2 scoops Whey protein

* Sometimes we add an extra scoop of Orgain Chocolate Protein Powder (already a little sweeter so will sweeten the taste up nicely)

*Personalize it!

* I always want extra dark cherries so the cherry taste is strong

*If you love the chocolate flavor – add more

* If you want it thinner – add more coconut milk

*If you want it fluffier – add more protein

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Last Note – we have switched the fruit to Raspberries and it will still be amazing!

 

Tell us what you think! Did you make a recipe? How did it turn out? Post a picture on our Facebook page. Did you alter a recipe and love it? Please share with us all!  Let’s make this fun for everyone.

 

-Dr. Amanda


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Re-Learning the Art of Eating

Re-Learning the Art of Eating

Come learn the tips and tricks to make the REST of 2016 as healthy as January 2016!

Dr. Amanda will review the ways to keep your new healthy habits throughout 2016, leading you to your healthiest year! Join us on February 22nd, 2016 at 6pm.


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