Life is beginning to slow down again and I am feeling a lot more calm and relaxed these days. Moving countries and planning a wedding at the same time truly tested me and it took a heavy toll on my adrenals.
With life’s added stress, I was losing sleep, experiencing unhealthy thought patterns and finding it difficult to stay motivated. Now that I am getting back into my regular routine of things I am trying to focus more energy on rebuilding my adrenal health and learning new skills to help me better manage stress. Stress is not something we should avoid or look at negatively. It is a part of life, however, it is important to be conscious, even more so in those stressful moments, to not let them consume you and all your energy. I am hoping I can take away a few lessons from this, including to slow down, embrace each moment as it is, don’t worry about the “what ifs”, and always remember that everything will unfold exactly as it should.
For the past few months, these have been just a few of the ways that I have been taking time to slow down and enjoy the moment.
- Go for a walk in the sunshine
- Bake some cookies (my favourite!)
- Up your vitamins and minerals – I take a good quality B complex vitamin (I take this one), vitamin C, vitamin D, and magnesium
- Pick up some pencil crayons and colour
For me, I find baking to be hugely therapeutic and relaxing. I’ve especially been baking a lot more lately now that I’m living with another human, and one who loves sweets as much as I do! Cookies taste that much better when you get to munch on them with a loved one. Pair these with a cup of coffee or tea and you’re set for ultimate enjoyment.
- 1 cup almond flour
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- Pecans, walnuts or any nut of your choice (optional)
- Preheat the over to 350 degrees celcius.
- Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl.
- Add the egg and melted butter. Mix well.
- Using a spoon, scoop out 1 tablespoon of the dough mixture. Using your hands roll into a ball. Place on the baking sheet and press your thumb into the ball. Place one pecan half, or any nut of your choice, on top of the pressed cookie.
- Bake in the over for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.
- Serve and enjoy with a cup of coffee!
Recipe makes 16 cookies.
Serving size: 1 cookie
Calories 44 | Fat 4.2g | Carbohydrates 1.1g | Fibre 0.6g | Protein 0.9g