PB Chocolate chip cookies (with a special ingredient)
Studies have show that intake of coconut oil can help our bodies mount resistance to both viruses and bacteria that can cause illness. Even more, it also can help to fight off yeast, fungus and candida.
Coconut oil can also positively affect our hormones for thyroid and blood-sugar control. People who take coconut oil also tend to have improvements in how they handle blood sugar since coconut can help improve insulin use within the body.
Coconut oil can boost thyroid function helping to increase metabolism, energy and endurance. It increases digestion and helps to absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
Coconut fats have special fats called medium chain triglycerides (MCTs). It has been shown that breaking down these types of healthy fats in the liver leads to efficient burning of energy. “One 2009 study found that women who consumed 30 milliliters (about 2 tablespoons) of coconut oil daily for 12 weeks not only did not gain more weight, but actually had lowered amounts of abdominal fat, a type of fat that is difficult to lose, and contributes to more heart problems.”
(The Surprising Health Benefits of Coconut Oil by Pina LoGiudice ND, Lac, Siobhan Bleakney, ND, and Peter Bongiorno ND, Lac Co-Medical Directors of Inner Source Health in New York.)
I use coconut oil daily and discovered how amazing it is to use when cooking and even baking. The taste is great!
I have created this recipe as a healthy alternative to gooey chewy chocolate chip cookies. Try it out and let me know what you think!
-2 Tbsp. coconut oil
-3 Tbsp. light brown sugar
-2 Tbsp. unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-2 cage free egg whites
-1 tsp. vanilla extract
-1/4 cup Better n Peanut Butter
-2 1/2 cups of rolled oats
-1 tsp. baking powder
-1/4 cup of mini chocolate chips (I used this dairy, nut, soy free kind )
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