these are the two kinds of chocolate
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup date puree (or 1/2 cup chopped dates and 2 Tbsp. water)
  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 2 cups oats
  • 1/3 cup ground flax
  • 1/3 cup whole wheat flour (to make gluten free use another 1/3 cup of ground flax)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla

If using chopped dates and water put in small glass bowl and microwave or in a pan on stove. Heat until dates are soft and mash or puree. Cream butter in mixer. Add dates and cream together. Add rest of ingredients, mix well. Scoop on baking sheet using approx. 2 Tbsp. per cookie and press down. Bake at 350°F for 15-20 min.

After cooling drizzle or dip in chocolate. These oatcakes are also good just plain with no chocolate. To make chocolate use 2 squares of 95% Lindt chocolate and 1/4 cup of sugar free chocolate chips (sweetened with stevia).

How I got through that first week

Smoothie every morning

Makes 2

200 ml water, 1 banana, 1/2 cup plain unsweetened yogurt, 2/3cup frozen wild blueberries, 2 scoops protein powder. Blend add 2T chia seeds.

And I still enjoy this almost every morning. I have also used other frozen fruits and have made it with almond/coconut milk. Another option is to use chocolate protein powder or cocoa and add sugar free peanut butter. Just remember if using protein powder make sure it does not contain sugar. The one I use has stevia.