Sunday, June 8, 2014

Kevin's Primal Pineapple & Nut & Chocolate, Almond & Coconut Flour Cookies - Cardiovascular Healthy!

OMG!  These primal treats are so delicious and healthy.  And I don't mind the two remaining teens eating as many as they want.
Kevin's Primal Pineapple, Almond & Coconut Flour, Dark Cocao & Nut Cookies
But unlike those junky industrially fabricated cookies you get in packages at the store, these are so filling that you really only can eat one, maybe two.

And there is no sugar crash afterwards - only fat burning and muscle building (look out Atlas!). Lol.
Low carb, good protein and high quality fats.  Eating primal can be fun!
I know because I am typing this blog post after having baked a dozen and eaten one.  I actually feel energized.  Feeling energized while on high doses of beta-blockers and a myriad of other meds is unusual.  Sometimes I actually wait and wait and wait for my heart to go ahead and beat again.  But these treats kick my pulse up and are good for my liver and kidneys.

My kidneys are about shot because of all the contrast dye from multiple CT scans.  In fact I went into serious renal failure after my second open heart surgery.  Ugh.  So I do not handle sugars or high glycemic carbs very well.  However today, I wanted a quick and easy treat - but not one that would hurt me.
Publix has an excellent selection of 'alternative meal', including coconut and almond meal
Lately I have been removing most all processed foods from my diet, and instead eating good proteins and high quality natural fats - you know, trying to eat healthier.

I feel so much better from doing so.  Post second open heart I weighed almost 245 pounds or so.  Today I am down to the mid 170s.  My goal is a BMI of between 20 and 21 and I am almost there.
Yummy, 'almost totally' Primal-Paleo dark cocao
Hey today is Sunday and the two grand teens have returned to Tallahassee to live with their mother and next weekend Jincy is headed off to college orientation.  Me and the fam need a healthy treat today.

Earlier I rode my bicycle up to the market, selected a few 'primal'-'pale' ingredients and came home to whip up a batch of good-for-you cookies. OMG, they are so delicious!
Eating Primal has helped me remove inflammatory substances from my diet - Good for my Heart!!!
Here is the recipe:

Kevin's Primal Pineapple & Nut & Chocolate, Almond & Coconut Flour Cookies

Preheat oven to 350F

Mix 1 cup organic almond flour and 1 cup organic coconut flour in a mixing bowl.
Add 1/2 teaspoon baking soda & 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.
Stir in three brown eggs and 1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract.
Drain and mix in 10 oz organic crushed pineapple with no sugar added.
Add 1/3 cup organic coconut oil.

Mix well with a fork and press into small cookies on a cooking sheet prepped with organic EVOO.

Decorate with organic 85% Dark Cocao and your favorite nuts (I like pecans, cashews and macadamia nuts).

Bake for 12 minutes or until golden.

OMG.  What an awesome, filling treat full of protein, good fats and a few low glycemic carbs.

I love eating primal.  Natural foods make me want to stand out back and beat my chest like Tarzan.  But I don't do this chest beating because it might aggregate my existing dissected aorta challenges.  Instead I smile and lick my lips and growl like Tarzan.  And lick my lips again!

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