This morning at 7am I walked into Chloe’s room to find her sitting on the floor, bent over a notebook, writing in silence with a serious expression on her face. If you’ve ever met Chloe then you’d know that silence and serious are rarities for her! The girl is a whirlwind of sound effects and dance moves – her laughter lighting up every room she walks into. Seeing her in such a stoic pose instantly grabbed my attention, and I bent over her shoulder to catch a glimpse of what she was writing…
WHAT I KNOW
I know that whatever you do your mind says no first. Like if you had no mind your body will be able to do anything it wants. So what you want to do make it happen. Have fun with your mind and help it grow.
I’m not sure how she came up with this – if it was something she heard at school or picked up from the Napoleon Hill audio books I play in the kitchen, but the wisdom in her words stopped me in my tracks. Out of the mouths of babes! This is a message that we adults too often forget.
Let’s pause and absorb this wisdom from an 8 year old…Limitations only exist in our minds.
On May 6th, 1954 Roger Bannister, a 25 year old doctor from Harrow England, broke the four-minute barrier when he ran a mile in 3:59.6 minutes. Until then it was widely accepted that humans were not capable of running a mile in under 4 minutes.
Today it is the standard for all male professional middle distance runners, and in the last 50 years the mile record has been lowered by another 17 seconds.
Limitations only exist in your mind.
How have you imposed limitations on your ability to skip processed foods in favor of healthy, real foods? What expectations would you have if you had successfully avoided processed food for 12 months? You would expect more! And you would know with conviction that it was possible.
These wholesome Sugar Cookies are a great place to start your real food journey – or another tasty chapter of a journey that you’re already on. Ok, these cookies don’t really have sugar in them (not processed cane sugar anyways), but you’ll be amazed at how the coconut palm sugar tastes so much like traditional sugar cookies. When I first made these Andrew ate nearly the whole batch!
Small swaps like this – making grain+refined sugar free cookies instead of traditional store bought cookies – is the key to transforming your diet into one that promotes good health, natural weight loss and boundless energy! And it’s pretty darn tasty too 😉
- In a large mixing bowl beat the coconut oil and palm shortening with an electric mixer on high speed for 30 seconds. Add coconut palm sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in the egg yolks and vanilla until combined. Beat in the almond flour, coconut flour and starch. Chill the dough in the fridge for 15 minutes.
- Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Press the balls to flatten slightly. Bake in a 300 degree oven about 15 minutes until sides are set. Cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.