Paleo Almond Buck Eyes

by drpaul

Dr. Paul’s Paleo Almond Buck Eyes

This incredible recipe was first created by and served to me on Thanksgiving by the lovely Kristen Wilson of Santa Barbara. I’ve changed the recipe (from butter to coconut oil, added shredded coconut and the cacao nibs). I love treats as much as the next person, but I’ve now disciplined myself to eating only healthy treats. This is my new favorite – satisfying, rich, and high in protein, fat and calories. It’s worth the effort to make them, for sure.    -  Dr. Paul

1 jar raw almond butter (available at Trader Joe’s)
1-1/4 cups almond flour (approx. 1/2 bag of TJ’s almond meal)
1 cup organic shredded coconut
1/4 cup raw cacao nibs
1 cup organic virgin coconut oil, melted
1/8 cup pure maple syrup or raw honey (optional)
2 teaspoons vanilla
Quality dark chocolate [I use three packages of Lindt 85% available at WalMart, Walgreens, etc.]

    • Melt coconut oil; then add maple syrup or honey, and vanilla
    • In large mixing ball, combine raw almond butter, almond meal, cacao nibs, coconut and liquid coconut oil with sweetener and vanilla (all ingredients except chocolate)
    • After mixing, pour into silicone ice cube trays (meaning they’re flexible to ‘pop’ out pieces once frozen. Or, place bowl in freezer or refrigerator for 1+ hours to allow mixture to harden.
    • Pop out dome-shaped stage-1 buck eyes (if using the ice cube tray method); or, using a spoon or melon baller and hand ‘shaping’, scoop to make small (1″) balls and place on wax paper on a cookie sheet
    • Place cookie sheet with balls back into freezer (can be made ahead and stored)
    • Melt chocolate over double boiler (keep flame on low – be careful to not let the water boil)
    • Using tongs, dip each almond ball into melted chocolate and put back on waxed cookie sheet
    • When finished, put cookie sheet with balls back into fridge/freezer to harden.
    • Transfer to plastic ware and keep refrigerated (they go great with fresh berries)


by MJ

AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Day 84 of the 100 Day Challenge! Tire Flip Flop Hop. Flip a tire… hop in.. hop out! Repeat! Start your day right with this full body, FUN Tabata!  [Click here for additional Workouts]

FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Dr. Bruce’s Almond Flour Pancakes. Satisfy your cravings for a pancake breakfast treat (and your familys’) without the setback on your clean, green tummy!  [Click here for additional Recipes]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day: I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.

 ~ Joseph Priestley

Essential Element: Every day you get to decide if you will start rushed, anxious and stressed or relaxed, connected and inspired [click here to read Spark Insight: Morning Rituals].

Journal: How do the first moments of the morning with your family usually go? Are they cherished – spent hearing each others first thoughts? Or are they rushed and hurried, tainted with “get moving!” and “hurry up!” Realize the gift that pre-movement minutes could potentially be for your family. Use the time to count blessings, think of someone you love or who needs prayer, talk about one thing you’ll do that day to serve someone you know. Be creative – and write down the magic you find waiting behind the morning… [Click here for additional Journal exercises] 


by MJ
FUEL  ~  Dish of the Day:
Banana Almond Flour Waffles These might sound out of your league, but stop being a wimp and give them a try! Make enough to freeze a bunch for next week’s breakfasts (or snacks). We like serving them with organic butter from grass-fed cows.    [Click here for additional Recipes]


AIR  ~  Movement of the Day:
Your Goat  It’s goat time – what do you avoid when exercising? Running? Sit Ups? Push Ups? It’s time to kill that goat.    [Click here for additional Workouts]


SPARK  ~  Thought of the Day:
Quote of the Day:  Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected. ~ Steve Jobs

Essential Element:  Set a positive goal, and move toward what you want – rather than focusing on what’s wrong with what you currently have. [click here to read Spark Insight: Creating Change]

Journal:  Where can you make a change? List the top three things that have been irking you about your workplace – those things that have been driving you nuts. Look at the list and circle the one you know you have power to influence. Consider what actions you can take this coming week  (a conversation with your boss or co-worker, an earlier arrival time, etc) that will move you toward a better work week –  and ultimately a happier you!  [Click here for additional Journal exercises]

Banana Almond Flour Waffles

by admin

A little different twist on the regular waffle recipe, this one has mashed bananas mixed into the batter.

1 cup almond flour (Trader Joe’s)
½ cup coconut flour
½ brown rice flour (optional)
¼ cup amaranth or tapioca flour (optional)
¼ cup ground flax seed (Trader Joe’s)
½ tsp sea salt
4 eggs, separated
2-3 bananas, chopped and mashed
1 to 2 cups almond, hemp, hazlenut or rice milk
1 tbsp honey or maple syrup
1 tbsp sunflower, grapeseed or coconut oil, liquefied

  • Pre-heat waffle iron; start Berry Syrup (below)
  • In large bowl mix dry ingredients
  • Add egg yolks, milk, oil and sweetener to mix
  • In separate bowl whip egg whites until stiff
  • Gently fold egg whites into batter (don’t over mix)

Add-in ideas:
Mashed bananas, blueberries or apples
For pumpkin waffles, add canned pumpkin & spices

Top with:
Chopped raw nuts
Fresh berries, sliced bananas
Pure maple syrup or berry syrup (recipe below)

Berry Syrup
2+ cups fresh or frozen berries
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp sweetener – honey, Stevia or pure maple syrup (optional)

  • Put berries in medium sauce pan over medium heat – then heat to boiling; reduce to simmer and let berries breakdown and thicken
  • Add vanilla and sweetener, if desired


Carrot, Flax and Almond Flour Muffins

by admin

1 cup almond flour
1/4 cup organic raisins or currants
2-3 tablespoon shredded organic coconut
1/3 cup walnuts, chopped
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1-½ tablespoon freshly ground flax seeds (you can buy them as flax meal or blend them yourself in a coffee grinder or a Vita Mix blender.)
1/3 cup unsweetened organic apple juice
1 teaspoon vanilla

2 Tbsp coconut oil
1 1/2 C finely shredded carrots
5 tablespoons raw honey

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Lightly coat a cupcake baking pan with coconut oil spread evenly with a paper towel. Combine apple juice and ground flax
  • Let mixture sit to get sticky,
  • Grate carrot and prepare the remaining ingredients
  • Mix all DRY ingredients to a large mixing
  • Add the wet ingredients to the flax mixture and stir together
  • Add wet and dry ingredients and mix thoroughly
  • Pour/spoon batter into muffin pans and bake for 10-12 minutes

Dr. Bruce’s Almond Flour Pancakes

by admin

This recipe serves a family of four; adjust accordingly. The left overs make great snacks!

2 cup almond flour (meal)
4 eggs
1/2 cup purified water or almond milk
4 tablespoons coconut oil
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1 tablespoon sweetener: raw honey, raw agave nectar, pure maple syrup, etc.
chopped raw nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans, etc.)
1/2 banana per person

  • In medium to large mixing bowl, mix all ingredients well (may have to add more water/almond milk and/or almond flour)
  • Cook on hot griddle or in a waffle maker
  • Top with chopped raw nuts and sliced banana
  • Optional: top with pure maple syrup