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Chewy coconut cookies recipe! LOW FAT/LOW CAL

We have been on a big coconut craze lately. So here is a recipe for a yummy chewy coconut cookie.

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Ingredients

  •                     1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  •                     1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  •                     1/4 teaspoon salt
  •                     1/2 cup butter
  •                     1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  •                     1/2 cup white sugar
  •                     1 egg
  •                     1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  •                     1 1/3 cups flaked coconut

Directions

  1.                     Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C.) Combine the flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  2.                     In a medium bowl, cream the butter, brown sugar, and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla until light and fluffy. Gradually blend in the flour mixture, then mix in the coconut. Drop dough by teaspoonfuls onto an ungreased cookie sheet. Cookies should be about 3 inches apart.
  3.                     Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly toasted. Cool on wire racks.

FACTS: Amount Per Serving  Calories: 75    | Total Fat:  3.5g

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No-Bake Coconut Cream Cheesecake

If you love coconut and cheese cake this will be a great recipe for you! This would be great for a party or when close friends come over for a dinner. The best part is that it is a no bake recipe for you to try out as the summer ends. So have fun trying out this simple recipe!

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INGREDIENTS:

Put cream cheese, virgin coconut oil, and coconut cream concentrate in medium mixing bowl and set in a warm place to soften.

In a separate bowl, add the tablespoon of warm water and about a quarter of the heavy cream to the coconut to moisten.

Once everything has softened, beat the cream cheese mixture and gradually mix in the sweetener, salt and vanilla extract. When well mixed gradually beat in remaining heavy cream, then the moistened coconut. Beat mixture until light and fluffy.

Crust: Sprinkle about 1 generous tablespoon of the chopped nuts over the bottom of each of three 8 oz plastic deli containers, 8×8 baking dish or other containers of your choice.

Spoon cream cheese filling into prepared containers.  Sprinkle a bit of flaked coconut on top to decorate. Cover and refrigerate until firm. Each cheesecake makes about four average servings or 2 to 3 larger ones. Enjoy!

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Take Biotin Supplements for great health benefits!

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Biotin is an amazing supplement to help over health an even skin an nails.  If you suffer from a Biotin deficiency, you will typically experience hair loss and brittle nails, and taking supplements of this vitamin may help to halt this process. Biotin is essential for your metabolic process. This vitamin processes nearly every type of food that you ingest, including carbohydrates, protein and fat. When biotin levels are at the proper levels in your body, the food that you take in will be processed quickly. Biotin plays a major role in your blood glucose production. Since biotin is heavily involved in the breakdown of carbohydrates within your body, it is largely responsible for keeping your blood sugar at healthy levels

Learn more at: http://www.fitday.com/fitness-articles/nutrition/vitamins-minerals/the-benefits-of-biotin.html

photo from google.com

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Foods with fiber to keep you fuller longer!

So these are a few of amazing snacks that will be a good power snack for you that are packed full of fiber! Fiber is great for cleaning out your system and keeping you regular….if ya know what I mean! It also helps you to stay fuller a lot longer in between meals.

1. Black beans, cooked 1 cup – 15 grams of fiber

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2. STRAWBERRIES, 3 grams of fiber for 1 cup

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3. ARTICHOKES, 4.5 grams of fiber for 4 or 5 sm canned

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4.BUCKWHEAT COOKED, 9.6 grams of fiber for 1 cup!

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Garlic, Olive oil, & Raw Honey FACE mask!

Well, this is a GREAT face mask that I just tried and made up earlier this week. I have been reading up so much on garlic and all of its health benefits. So this mask contains garlic which is a powerful

Antioxidant that is supposed to help the skin repair acne and acne scars and prevent breakouts. The olive oil is the moisturizer in this mix and do I really need to explain? The fatty acids in here are great not just for your

skin but hair and nails. And honey is a good moisturizer as well but also a nice exfoliate. All of these ingredients are great for calming the skin, making it soft and fighting bacteria. I used minced garlic or you can use regular gloved garlic.

 

NEED:

Garlic cloves or minced garlic

2 table spoons olive oil

1 ½ table spoons raw honey or regular honey

DIRECTIONS:

Take all ingredients and mix them together in a blender or food processor. When all mixed up pour into a small container so that you can put the remaining of the face mask in the fridge for the next day.

Make sure your face is clean and washed, free of makeup! Then go ahead and apply this mixture all over your face in a nice circular motion around the face. Don’t press too hard if you are using raw honey because of the little sand

Like texture will bother your skin. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, but please friends NO MORE than 25 minutes because garlic is a really strong antioxidant and it can burn the skin. If you start to noticed burning anytime under 25 minutes then

Please don’t use this method and wash it off right away. After you wash it off with warm water, pat dry your face and feel how smooth your face feels. But on your favorite moisturizer or a lil tiny bit of olive oil for extra softness and hydration.

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Outfit looks to get inspired!

I love Pinterest for all the cute outfits you can find on there! It is craziness but amazing. Anways, I love to find outfit photos like this to get inspired and even print some out to take shopping with me. It is really fun to try to mimic the look but on a budget which is so much fun! So, print some out when you go shopping to get inspiration! You would be surprised how much it helps you keep focused when buying clothes, instead of a whole bunch of random pieces lol.

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