Monday, January 6, 2014

Coconut Secret Review!

Greetings! Do you like coconuts? Have you tried many coconut products? What about coconut flour? I've tried a few coconut products in the past but have never actually baked or cooked with coconut flour. That has now changed!

Coconut Secret "began with a heartfelt desire to create a low glycemic, gluten-free snack line for diabetics." I think they have done so much more! They provide quality coconut products for all to enjoy! Coconuts have so many health benefits for all, such as improving heart health, reducing sweet cravings and providing a quick energy boost.

Coconut Secret was kind enough to send me their coconut flour to review (picture below from their website). I was so happy with this product! It has been great to bake with so far and has helped me create some delicious gluten-free cookies that my gluten-free friends have loved! See below for the recipe. I definitely recommend this product! 

Gluten-free Sugar Cookies (Adapted from this recipe)

1 egg
1/2 c. sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 c. melted butter
1/2 c. sifted coconut flour


Combine egg, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and butter. Mix well. Stir in coconut flour. Let mixture rest for 5 mins to allow it to thicken. Form dough into 1 1/2 inch balls and place on cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Flatten. Bake at 375 for 15 mins. Enjoy!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone! Ok, so I may be a few days late, but you still love me, right? Anywho, I'm excited for a new year to try new things (recipes, products, etc.), make new resolutions, and strive to be a better me.

Here are some goals I have:
  1. Cycle a century. 100 miles in 1 day.
  2. Take part in at least one multi-day bike ride.
  3. Go backpacking/camping for at least one weekend.
  4. Run a 10K trail race.
  5. Eat a healthy, balanced diet with LOTS of fruits and veggies.
I'll be sure to share when I accomplish these goals. Do you have any resolutions for the new year? If so, I wish you the best in your journey! Carpe diem!