|I'm dreaming of a high mountain lake to escape the heat.|
How am I dealing with the hot weather? I've been dreaming of escaping to the mountains. It cools me off a bit to look at my pictures from my last backpacking trip.
I've been getting up every day at 5:30 a.m. to dodge as much of the heat as possible during morning walks and exercise sessions with pooch pals who wear their big furry coats all year round. And I've been eating lots of no-cook frozen treats, like Raw Nutter Butter Cookies. These are quick and easy, and they are ACD-friendly for all stages. They are refreshing when eaten mostly frozen. And you can get some of your daily coconut oil that Dr. Oz says is so healthy.
|No-cook Nutter Butter Cookies|
Note: 1/2 a cookie is a serving.
3/4 cup raw sunflower seeds, organic, if possible
3 T. finely shredded unsweetened coconut
2 T. coconut oil
1 T. raw coconut flour
1 T. coconut milk
1 T. unsweetened sunbutter (or peanut butter if not doing ACD diet)
1 T. coconut butter
Vanilla liquid stevia, to taste
Add your sunflower seeds, coconut flakes, 2 T. coconut oil, coconut flour, coconut milk and drop of liquid stevia to a high-powered food processor or Nutri Bullet. Process until dough forms. To make the cookies, drop dough by tablespoons onto a wax-paper lined baking sheet. Flatten the dough into cookies with your moistened hands. Put the pan into the freezer to harden the cookies.
As an option, add a touch of chocolate by adding 1-2 T. cacao nibs to the dough.
Here's what you do for the filling:
Soften the sunbutter and coconut butter, and blend in a bowl. Add stevia, to taste.
As an option, make a chocolate filling by adding 1 tsp. of raw cacao powder.
Here's what you do to assemble the cookies:
Spread filling on three cookie bottoms. Top each cookie bottom with another cookie. Cut cookies in half, if desired. Store in the freezer until ready to eat.
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