Easy Almond Flour Bread (Low-Carb & Gluten-Free)

I have slowly started to experiment with almond flour. The first thing I made was cookies and they turned out to be a total flop! Maybe I'll have a yummy recipe to share soon! However, the bread has turned out to be really good and I'm excited to share this recipe with ya'll! 

Easy Almond Flour Bread
Dry Ingredients:
2 cups blanched almond flour
2 tbsp coconut flour (it feels like coconut flour is expensive, but it doesn't take much for recipes normally because of its density)
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine texture sea salt
Wet Ingredients:
5 eggs (4 if they are jumbo)
1.5 tablespoons raw honey
1 tablespoon avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Herbs:
2 tsp thyme
2 tsp rosemary
Directions: 
Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350°F.
Step 2: In a food processor, combine the dry ingredients and pulse them until well combined, about 10 pulses.
Step 3: Add the wet ingredients and mix until well combined, about 20 seconds.
Step 4: Scrape down the edges and add herbs. Pulse another 5 or 6 times to mix the herbs into the dough without puréeing them. The dough will be like a very thick batter but should be thin enough that it wouldn’t roll into a ball.
Step 5: Pour dough into a greased 9×5 bread pan; it will fill the pan about halfway up.
Step 6: Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the center.
Step 7: Let cool in the pan for 30 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Michael, my husband, and I put some in our chili the other night to substitute cornbread and it actually tasted pretty good! 

P.S. We are wrapping up the Manage PCOS with Exercise 5 Day Challenge in my free community, Beyond PCOS, and the ladies have CRUSHED it!! I am currently accepting applicants into my VIP community that are ready to work one-on-one and change from the INSIDE out! You can complete my assessment HERE and I'll contact you with how we can work together to meet your needs specifically! I'm also giving away a 20-minute clarity call (to dig deeper into the things that are holding you back) for anyone who signs up by this Sunday, August 6th by 11:59PM EST! Look forward to working with you! 

3 Ways to Instantly Feel Confident

I battled with low self-esteem for years! And now, I'm convinced that it started with the hormonal imbalance that has always been noticeably present since I hit puberty. I told doctors repeatedly over the years about my symptoms and was always told everything was fine. If you have dealt with that, you know how crazy it can make you feel! When I hit my preteen and early teenage years, I began feeling depressed and battled with anxiety. These issues lead to a very negative mindset. I began worrying so much about what others thought that I literally lived my life to please others. I lost who I was and went through the rest of my teenage years feeling like I had no identity. My loss of self lead to a lot of poor choices and kept me in a really bad cycle. When I was finally diagnosed with PCOS at age 26, it gave me a sense of freedom because I finally had an answer. Something I did not realize at the time is that having that knowledge would also lead me on a road of healing emotionally. 

When I decided to get serious about changes, here are the 3 things that changed my mindset within days and lead me down a path of healing:

  1. I began honoring my body and realized that it was a gift and the only one I was going to get. I did this through diet change and began moving more. Sounds simple in theory, but something that we all struggle to do and that's why I love helping women continue on their journey when it gets hard. 
  2. I began fueling my brain with positive things. I began reading books on confidence and self improvement. I also listened to podcasts and cut people out of my life that were negative and made me feel devalued. Sounds harsh, but I would've been no good for anyone had I let those people continue to stay in my life. 
  3. I began nurturing myself. I did and do this through quiet time with God (something I pushed to the side a lot and still have to improve on). I also learned to tell people "no" on things. I was living my life to please everyone else and I finally have learned that I can't please everyone and I can't say "yes" to everything. 

When I took a stand for me and implemented these 3 things, it was incredible at the burden that was lifted off of my shoulders almost immediately. Don't get me wrong, I still struggled because this was a new way of living for me. However, something in me knew it was the right way and it pushed me to improve a little bit more every day! 

If you have been where I am, I would love to hear about anything that you did to help yourself improve and overcome! Please share in the comments! You never know who it might help!