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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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Cacao vs. Cocoa

Cacao vs. Cocoa

 

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Yes there is a difference.

With our last past post, many of you notated that we used Cacao and not Cocoa. Yes this is true and no it was not a spelling error. Cacao said “Ka-Kow” is where and how you hear about all the health benefits from Chocolate.

Chocolate can decrease your risk of cardiovascular disease, give anti-inflammatory properties, is an aphrodisiac, etc. The bad news however is all this research was not done on a Hershey’s Kiss. They are talking about Cacao.

Cacao is obtained from cold-pressing raw (unroasted) cacao beans.

Cocoa is from a raw Cacao bean that is then roasted at extremely high temperatures. This roasting (just like with nuts) kills off the living enzymes that are so beneficial to our health.

Raw Cacao powder contains nearly four time the antioxidant power as a typical dark chocolate…but over 20 times that of a blueberry!

So yes – you can enjoy your chocolate and still be healthy!

As one last notation – when reading a journal article it showed that consuming dairy products may interfere with the absorption of antioxidants from chocolate.  So with smoothies or any other chocolate creation, try using a non-dairy milk as an alternative (almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk, etc.)

Enjoy!


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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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