Guest post by Dr. Irina Koles of Weight Destiny

Almonds are one of the most nutritious of all nuts.

  • The fat in almonds is unsaturated, or the “good” fat
  • Contain calcium and magnesium – for strong bones
  • Vitamin E, B2, phosphorus, copper and compounds called phytochemicals, which helps to protect against cardiovascular disease and cancer.
  • Lower blood cholesterol level
  • The Glycemic Index of almonds is only 15, therefore they help to lose weight 

Crispy Almond-Oatmeal Cookies

½ cup almond flour
9 tablespoons oatmeal flour
5 table spoons pure fructose or Splenda
½ teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of nutmeg
1 stick of margarine
3-4 tablespoons cold water

In a medium bowl mix all dry ingredients. Cut in margarine and chop by knife until the mixture resembles small crumbs. Gradually add cold water mixing the dough by hands.

Firm balls and place them 2 inches apart on a cookie sheet covered by baking paper. Flat them with folk.

Bake in a 380* oven about 8 minutes or until edges are set. After removing from the oven leave them on the baking sheet and let cool.

 

Healthy tips in this recipe:

–         Regular flour replaced with almond and oatmeal flour. They have low Glycemic index, therefore do not lead to dramatic elevation of blood sugar.
–         Sugar replaced with sugar substitutes. Their Glycemic Index is only 20 (versus 100 for sugar)
–         There is no saturated fat in the recipe

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About the author: Dr. Irina Koles has helped hundreds of people internationally to achieve healthy weight-loss. Formerly a primary care physician, she is now a professional Weight Loss and Life Coach, a motivational speaker, and creator of the “Choose Your Weight” Workshops. She is the author of the book “Taste of Thoughts. Improve Your Health and Whole Life.”

 

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