I've lost over 90 lbs by doing the (Original) Belly Fat Cure and eating Healthy.
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Monday, October 28, 2013

Chocolate Biscotti


2 ¼ cups blanched almond flour
¼ cup cacao powder
2 tablespoons arrowroot powder
**1 tablespoon decaf coffee, espresso grind - (I used reg. instant ground espresso-all I  had)
¼ tsp sea salt
½ tsp baking soda
½ cup Nature's Hollow maple syrup
½ bar of Ghirardelis 86% dark chocolate cut up


1. In a food processor, combine almond flour, cacao powder, arrowroot powder, ground coffee, salt and baking soda
2. Pulse until ingredients are well combined
3. Pulse in syrup until the dough forms a ball
4. Remove dough from food processor and work in dark chocolate.
5. Form dough into 2 logs on a parchment paper lined baking sheet (I had to use a little water on my hands to do this)
 Bake at 325° for 25 minutes, then remove from oven and cool for 1 hour
Cut the logs into ½ inch slices on the diagonal with a very sharp knife
Spread slices out on a baking sheet and bake at 300° for 12-15 minutes
Remove from oven and allow to cool, set, and become crispy

It was supposed to Make 14 but because of my ET's - I cut it wrong and I cut 12 biscotti
for 12 pcs. S/C per each:  c/13g - f/2.5g - s/1g
for 14 pcs. S/C per each: c/11g - f/2g - s/1g


by: elana's pantry


  1. Replies
    1. Yes I did like it. It had a great flavor - but remember my sweet level is not the same as others - or so my hubby says.
      It was chocolaty and not super sweet. :-)

  2. Wow!! You are a recipe girl :) Maybe at some point you should look into what it entails to do a healthy recipe book. I know I'd buy one ;-)


    Linda in Western NC


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Some tips if you are having trouble

  • First make sure that you are staying under the 15/6. 15 sugars and 6 servings of carbs for the whole day. Thats no more than 5 sugars and 2 servings of carbs per meal.
  • Track all of your sugar/carbs. Add everything from your meal together and count them that way.
  • Try to stop eating whole grain carbs after 3pm.
  • Make sure you drink lots of water.
  • Count everything that you put into your mouth. Even sauces - everything , check labels.
  • Make sure that you don't eat any artificial sugars. Check labels, if it says sugar free - look in the ingredients, look for....sucralose, aspartame, saccharine in the ingredients. Those are BAD!
  • Going #2 is a big problem when a lot of people start the BFC. I have solved that problem with Clear Benefiber in my morning coffee and a scoop of Super Seed w/water in the afternoon. (you can buy the super seed on Amazon.com it is the cheapest).
  • Choose your carbs wisely. Try to pick the carbs that will give you the lowest count of carbs, sugar and calories and the most fiber.

I hope this helps.