Coconut Flour Biscuits- #Healthy #lowcarb #lifestyle

On a healthy lifestyle…

I visited my Dr. recently because of the fatigue I was going through and she had me get some blood work done. Everything came back great except for low vitamin D (crazy since I live in New Mexico where the sun shines most of the year) and hormone imbalance.

What? I’m an avid hiker, so I’m not overweight. I had to go gluten free a few years back so I eat fairly healthy. Hmm… Getting older is not for the weak minded. Especially if you’re female.

She put me on a low carb diet to balance my hormones. Scream! What did I ever do to deserve this?

Looking back at my diet the last few months I will admit that I was drinking more sugar than I realized-energizing teas. And I fell into the starch zone…mainly potatoes and rice flour. Both convert into sugar in your body. So yes my carb intake was a little higher than it should have been. And my body did what was natural-it started to rebel.

After my initial shock and freak out mode. It took about a day to come to terms with my new lifestyle change, again, I talked to a friend of mine who has been low carb for a couple of years. She’s giving me some great advice, and now I don’t feel like I’m going to waist away from lowering my carbs.

Now I don’t need to go as low carb as she did, so I don’t count my carbs. But I need to be mindful of my intake of sugars.

She starts with a cup of coffee in the morning and adds heavy cream and some coconut oil to it. It’s actually not bad and gives your body some extra energy. I’m a coffee drinker so replacing my coconut milk with the ingredients above was easy. If I know I have to work at night after I get home from work-LOL- I will have the coffee with cream. It gives me an extra boost!

Strawberries, Raspberries, and Blueberries (my favorite fruit) are high in antioxidants and low in sugar. I can handle that… And of course I still drink my superfood. I just don’t mix it with a big glass of juice anymore. Unfortunately drinking juice is like mainlining sugar. I’m still trying to figure out what to mix with my superfood. On its own it tastes horrible:(

Of course I have added extra vitamin D-still in shock about that- Iodine for my low thyroid, and my doc put me on some bioidentical hormones. Very pricey! My goal right now is to balance my hormones more naturally, so I’m not spending half of my paycheck on nutrition.

Why am I telling you this, you ask? Well I thought I would share some of the recipes I find for anyone who may want to lower their carb intake and feel more balanced. I know I don’t have the time to constantly look up new recipes. And thanks to my friends help- she doesn’t have hormonal issues anymore since she changed the way she eats- I don’t have to. So I’m passing on some of the info I have been given.

Coconut Biscuits are very filling and easy to make:)

http://it-takes-time.com/2014/10/coconut-flour-biscuits.html#_a5y_p=2927754

gluten-free-grain-free-coconut-flour-biscuitThese fluffy creations remind me of KFC biscuits.
Author: Kaitlyn Fabry

 

 

 

 


INGREDIENTS
⅓ cup coconut flour (Higher altitudes may require more.)
4 tablespoons butter or ghee
4 organic eggs
½ teaspoon baking soda
pinch of salt
1 teaspoon raw honey (optional)


INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine all ingredients in food processor or blender.
Pulse until blended.
Allow to sit for 1-2 minutes to allow dough to expand and become cohesive.
Form into “patties” and press onto baking stone or cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes or until done.

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

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