Coconut Chocolate Chunk Energy Bites

Ingredients (serves ~20 bites): 1 ½ cup Quick Cooking Oats ½ cup natural almond butter 3 ½ tbsp maple syrup 1 ½ tbsp coconut oil, melted 3 tsp hemp hearts ½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut ¼ cup dark chocolate chunks, chopped 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp ground sea salt Directions: In a large mixingContinue reading “Coconut Chocolate Chunk Energy Bites”

Plain & Simple Popsicles

I discovered the best Popsicles in Vientiane on the weekend. They are handmade here in Laos and only include natural ingredients…..fruit fruit fruit coconut meat and coconut water!  If you are like me and try to avoid added sugars – you will know that commercially made popsicles are PACKED with refined sugars and many otherContinue reading “Plain & Simple Popsicles”

Coconut Dark Chocolate Granola

I was looking for a quick and easy granola recipe to make while at the cottage this weekend. We didn’t have very many baking ingredients up there… so I did as I could and this recipe turned out to be delicious! 1). Preheat the oven to 350F. 2). In a large bowl mix: 2 cupsContinue reading “Coconut Dark Chocolate Granola”

Coconut Water – Go for UNOCO!

Coconut water is a great way to hydrate before and after a workout or throughout your regular daily lifestyle! It is a much healthier alternative to a sports drink if you are choosing the right brand. Some coconut water companies add sugars, preservatives, and other miscellaneous ingredients to their coconut water. Many also go throughContinue reading “Coconut Water – Go for UNOCO!”

Coconut Oil: Refined vs. Unrefined

I’m in love with the Coco(nut Oil)! Coconut Oil’s fat makeup is very unique in comparison to other oils. As with other oils, coconut oil is 100% fat. The difference between coconut oil and other oils is that it’s fat content is made up of ~60% medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs) and 40% long-chain triglycerides (LCTs). InContinue reading “Coconut Oil: Refined vs. Unrefined”

Toasted Coconut Cocoa Bars

Bar Ingredients: 3/4 cup ground pecans 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted 1 cup quick cooking oats 2 tbsp cocoa powder 1 tsp chia seeds 1/4 cup honey 1 tbsp egg whites 2 tbsp almond butter chocolate chips as desired For the top: 1/4 cup shredded coconut 2 tbsp creamed coconut, melted Directions: 1.Preheat oven toContinue reading “Toasted Coconut Cocoa Bars”