So, the Body Ecology Diet is still rough. As a pastry chef, it is hard to avoid sugar, wheat, dairy and vanilla extract! I was about a month in before the cravings started. It also doesn’t help that Girl Scout Cookie season is upon us. I couldn’t fine any recipes for sweets on the body ecology diet, so I adapted a recipe for flourless peanut butter cookies to suit. Unfortunately the attempt at peanutless/flourless/sugarless cookies didn’t work so well! It took a couple of attempts, but the end result is worth it. I really like the salty/sweet taste. You can adjust the salt and stevia to suit your palette. For those of you on the BED, you will need to make your own almond butter from sprouted almonds, use alcohol free vanilla, and use ground flax seed instead of almond flour in the early stages of the diet.
Almond Butter Cookies
Yield: 12-15 cookies (depends on size)
1 cup Almond Butter
1 Whole Egg
1/4 cup Almond Flour
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp sea salt
Stevia or monkfruit powder , to taste (I only did 1/2 a packet)
- Mix all ingredients together with a hand mixer or a fork.
- Roll into 1-inch balls.
- lightly press with a fork to flatten.
- Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes.
- Allow to cool (will crumble when warm), then eat!