According to the USDA, a balanced daily diet should consist of 60 percent carbohydrates, 30 percent fat and 10 percent protein, but one based on Paleo diet usually includes a higher percentage of protein and "healthy" fats (including saturated fat considered "unhealthy" according to USDA standards) and therefore a lower percentage of carbohydrates. In Paleo the protein sources are organic such as lean meats, preferably from grass-fed animals, and sources of "healthy" fats in the form of omega-3 fatty acids, essential fatty acids found in fish. The USDA promotes whole grains and starchy foods like bread, pasta and potatoes as the main sources of carbohydrates in a balanced diet, but the main sources of carbohydrates in a Paleo diet are fruits and vegetables, ensuring also human compsumption of rich sources of healthy micro-nutrients in form of vitamins and minerals. By avoiding all processed and packaged foods, and by reducing cereals and other modern processed foods from your diet, to create a daily diet of foods that would be instantly recognizable suchas alimentosde our hunter-gatherer ancestors, and that's basically what "Primitive" question. As Dr. Cordain, the founder of the Paleo diet says, it is all about "eating foods that are genetically adapted"
Now the recipe...
1 cup almond flour
1/8 teaspoon unrefined sea salt
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 cup black chocolate, chopped (70% -90% cocoa)
3 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 tablespoon pure coconut milk
1 teaspoon pure peppermint extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees f.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Combine almond flour, salt, baking soda, and the black chocolate in a medium bowl.
Mix coconut oil, honey, coconut milk, mint extract and almond extract in small bowl.
Pour the wet mixture on the dry mixture.
Fill a bucket or scoop of cookie dough.
Remove dough (about 2 tablespoons per cookie) and place 2 inches apart place on prepared baking sheet and press lightly in the center.
Bake for 10-11 minutes or until set.
Cool and store cookies on a cookie jar tightly covered.
Reference adapted and translated from:
The Easy Paleo Diet Begginers guide. Andrea Huffington