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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Super Food Saturday-Hot Coco Cookies



I have my sister-in-law Cindy to thank for today's recipe. She made these during a recent visit to Dallas.  Even though I am eating a more healthy diet, I do not want to give up sweets completely.

This recipe uses coconut sugar which is a healthy sweetener. It has a low glycemic index.

These are really great tasting and you only need one or two, they are that good.

Hot Coco Cookies

1/4 cup coconut oil
3/4 cup dairy free chocolate chips divided
2 tablespoons flax seed meal
4 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons coco powder
1/2 cup coconut sugar
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup toasted pecans coarsely chopped

Combine coconut oil and 1/4 cup chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl.  Stir to combine. Microwave 30 seconds. Add flax meal, water, coco powder, coconut sugar, almond flour, baking soda and salt.  Stir well. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 350 F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.  Form cookies into small balls. Put one inch apart on baking sheet.  Bake 9 to 10 minutes. Cool cookies on the pan.

Melt remaining chips and spread on cooled cookies.  Add pecans on top. Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Super Foods Featured: Coconut oil, Flax Seed Meal, Almond Flour, Coconut Sugar

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Chris Wodke
Founder & Manager Team CMT
www.run4cmt.com

Chris is a triathlete and long distance runner. She is a three time participant of the Boston Marathon.  In 2012 she finished 2nd at Boston in the Mobility Impaired Division. She was on the course in 2013 when the bombs exploded.

She has appeared three times at the Paratriathlon National Triathlon Sprint Championship. She was the 2012 and 2014 National Champion Paratriathlon Open Division Champion.

In 2014 she was the PC Open Champion at the Duathlon National Championship. She represented Team USA at the Aquathon ITU World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and will represent the US at the World championship in Cozumel in 2016.

 In 2014 she represented  the U.S. as a paratriathlete at the Pan-American Triathlon Championship in Dallas, Texas.  She has won state championships in cycling and triathlon.

She travels around the country raising awareness of CMT.

She is the author of the book, “Running for My Life” that details her experience as a CMT affected athlete.

You may visit her author page at:
http://www.amazon.com/Christine-Wodke/e/B00IJ02HX6


Team CMT is a group of athletes and supporters working to raise awareness and to find a cure for CMT. We have 196 members in 37 states. We also have members in Australia, England,Scotland, Canada, Vietnam, Turkey, Finland, Scotland, France, Poland and Iran. If you wish to join us visit our web site; www.run4cmt.com or www.hnf-cure.org


CMT or Charcot-Marie-Tooth is the most commonly inherited peripheral neuropathy. It affects over 155,000 Americans (as many as MS).  It is a disease of the nerves that control the muscles. It is slowly progressive, causing loss of normal function and or sensation in the lower legs/feet and arms/hands.

Symptoms include; muscle wasting in the lower legs and feet leading to foot drop, poor balance and gait problems Atrophy in the hands causes difficulty with manual dexterity.

Structural foot deformities such as high arches and hammer toes are common.

Poor tolerance for cool or cold temperatures and many people have chronically cold hands and feet.

Additional symptoms may include fatigue, sleep apnea, breathing difficulties and hearing loss.

Additional Link
Follow CMT affected Paratriathlete Timmy Dixon
http://cmtamputee.wordpress.com/

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