Coconut Oil and Banana Coconut Cookies

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The coconut provides a nutritious source of meat, juice, milk, and oil that has fed and nourished populations around the world for generations. Miranda Kerr loves Coconut Oil too http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/wellbeing/7228292/Coconut-oil-Good-bad-or-fad

The wonders Coconut Oil does for you body:

Skin care Coconut oil works wonders as a moisturizer for all skin types, especially dry skin and aging skin, leaving you refreshed and looking wide-awake. The fat in the oil helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles without any irritation. Coconut oil can also help with skin problems like psoriasis, dermatitis, eczema and other skin conditions.

Fitness Coconut oil has been proven to stimulate your metabolism, improve thyroid function, and increase energy levels, all of which help decrease your unwanted fat, while increasing muscle.

Digestion The saturated fats in coconut oil have anti-bacterial properties that help control, parasites, and fungi that cause indigestion and other digestion related problems such as irritable bowel syndrome. The fat in coconut oil also aids in the absorption of vitamins, minerals and amino acids, making you healthier all around

HealingWhen applied on scrapes and cuts, coconut oil forms a thin, chemical layer which protects the wound from outside dust, bacteria and virus. Coconut oil speeds up the healing process of bruises by repairing damaged tissues

Hair CareCoconut oil is one of the most nutritious products you can put on your hair. Massage a bit of the oil onto your scalp no more dandruff. It provides the essential proteins required for nourishing damaged hair.

  Here is a recipe for Banana Coconut Cookies - grain free, sugar free and Vegan friendly.

Wet Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup mashed ripe banana (about 1 medium sized banana)
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons raw maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon organic almond flavoring

Dry Ingredients:

  • 2 cups blanched almond flour
  • 1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl whisk together the wet ingredients.
  2. Add the dry ingredients and mix together using a fork.
  3. Form dough into ball and refrigerate for 30 to 60 minutes.
  4. Preheat oven to 180 degrees c.  Form dough into small balls (about 15) and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each cookie ball with the palm of your hand. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  5. Cookies will be soft straight out of the oven but will firm up once completely cool. You can place them onto a wire rack to cool and then place the rack into your freezer for quick cooling.

ENJOY!

I have found a New Zealand company who free deliver Organic Coconut Oil and it's not too expensive - http://www.coconutoilshop.co.nz/order-coconut-oil/entry-level-and-regular-range/

Love L x