Well, i hope that picture got your attention.
I love eating paleo, feeling thinner, losing weight, eating delicious meats and vegetables, and more fruit than my husband :)
But every girl's got a craving - and mine has been cookies.
But cookies are verboten. I don't like using unnatural ingredients :), and i thought there must be *some* way to get a yummy dessert without spending my cheat night card :)
So, i got out my Serene Allison cookbook, but i didn't see exactly what i was hoping for - my mind was saying "nut crust with butter", topped with cream cheese something?
So, with much fear and trembling, i started to assemble what i wanted to eat. I wrote it down as i went in case it actually was eatable, and lo and behold, it was actually.... delicious.
The crust is actually completely fulfilling my cookie urge, and the strawberry creamcheese filling on top is just the icing on the cake!
Stephanie's Paleo Strawberry Coconut Cream Cheese Cupcake
1 cup dried coconut
12 dried dates
1/2 tsp coconut oil
Vitamix this until it's a very fine powder. Press into eight holes of a regular sized muffin tin (leaving four empty. Sorry if you have OCD... I was being parsimonious in case it was inedible!)
Next, vitamix 6 ripe strawberries with 1/2 c. dried coconut
Whip 1c. whipping cream, and fold in 4 oz cream cheese.
Add in the strawberry/coconut mixture and blend well.
Spoon the whipped cream mixture into the eight muffin tins and freeze/chill.
I hope you like this recipe as much as i do!