I recently started cooking with coconut oil and absolutely love it! Coconut oil has many health benefits. It is great for hair and skin care, the prevention of heart disease, weight loss, aids in digestion, fights infections, and strengthens the immune system.
Last night I made stir fry sauce using 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 1 tablespoon of Litehouse Thai Peanut dressing which can be found in the produce section of Target, 1/2 tablespoon of garlic, a splash of Sriracha, and a dash of ginger. It was fantastic on my turkey and sugar snap peas! Having a tablespoon of a healthy fat in your last meal will slow digestion while you are sleeping.
This morning I made a Chocolate Coconut Protein Pancake. It was really delicious! Below is the recipe.
Chocolate Coconut Protein Pancake
1 tablespoon of coconut oil
1 tablespoon of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup of oats
3/4 cup of egg whites
Spray a small frying pan with cooking spray.
Heat the pan on medium.
Blend all of the ingredients together.
Pour into pan.
Cook on both sides for 3-4 minutes each.
16 grams of Fat
18.1 grams of Carbs
23.6 grams of Protein