We titled our website Amazing Health Effortlessly because we saw that Amazing Health really was effortless… in the sense that our bodies take care of what’s needed for us to experience Amazing Health. What we need to do is provide it with what it needs to do what it’s designed to do. And it does all the heavy lifting.
The bonus, of course, is that giving our bodies what they need nutritionally to experience Amazing Health can be so delicious. Don’t overlook the amazing number of High Nutrient Dense (HND) recipes on our recipe page.
We just listened to a 5-minute video with Dr. Michael Greger reviewing the research showing how a Whole Food Plant Based (WFPB) diet provides the nutrition needed to avoid the diseases so common in our culture today: Diabetes, Heart Disease and Cancer. In other words, how to avoid these common diseases and have amazing health, effortlessly.
And, just to clarify, Whole Food Plant Based (WFPB) and High Nutrient Dense (HND) are interchangeable in our eyes.
Here is Dr. Greger’s video:
We couldn’t say it better. We’ve seen these results with so many of our clients and are so pleased that there is research now showing how effective WFPB is at preventing these conditions.
The recipe this week is Chocolate Oat Cookies. They are full of high nutrient whole foods and taste so good. Enjoy.
To Your Amazing Health,
Connie and Bill
Chocolate Oat Cookies
1 1/4 cups oat flour (grind 1 heaping cup rolled oats in high-speed blender)
1/4 cup raw cacao powder
1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 ripe banana
1/2 cup applesauce (see below to make your own)
1/4 cup almond milk (see below to make your own)
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/4 teaspoon vanilla stevia (We like Sweet Leaf Sweet Drops, Vanilla Creme)
1 cup shredded zucchini
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cacao, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and sea salt.
In another bowl, mash banana with applesauce.
Add almond milk, maple syrup, stevia and zucchini. Stir until evenly combined.
Add dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Spoon batter into cookie shapes onto parchment lined cookie sheet.
Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. Cool completely.
Cut as many apples as you wish into a saucepan and turn it on very low heat. As the apples heat, the juice from the apples collects in bottom of pan so you don’t need to add additional liquid.
Cook 20-30 minutes until soft, and mash with potato masher. Store in refrigerator.
Homemade Almond Milk
Blend 2/3 cup raw almonds and 2 1/2 cups purified water in high-speed blender for 30-45 seconds. Use as is without straining.
And for variety, this also makes a great cookie without the chocolate. Just leave out the raw cacao, reduce the stevia to 2 droppers and add 1/2 cup chopped almonds.