Your Life A to Z Recipe: Friday, January 30th, 2015: Healthy treats that keeps the body in fat burning mode by Jason Sani

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Healthy Treat that keeps the body in fat burning mode. These low sugar snacks are gluten free and dairy free.

What's so special about coconut oil?

When MCTs (medium-chain triglycerides) are absorbed into the blood stream, they bypass the digestion process that longer chain fats go through. MCT's provide quick energy for the body and are thus less likely to be stored in the fat cells. When a meal includes medium chain triglycerides, there is a significant increase in the number of calories burned (thermogenic effect). When more calories are used, fewer are stored as fat, which helps to reduce body fat levels.

Two variations:

Thin Mints

Makes 4-6 Servings

2 Scoops of Chocolate Pea Protein

3 Tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)

3-4 drops of Peppermint oil

2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds

Directions:

Melt 3 coconut oil and mix in Protein, Chia seeds, and peppermint oil. Stir together until in thick liquid consistency. Pour into cookies or flat layer on parchment paper or Silicone baking mat.

Place in freezer for 5-10 minutes. Break up in desired shape and store in container.

 

Apple Pie Bites

Makes 4-6 Servings

2 Scoops of Apple Pie Pea Protein

3 Tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)

2 Scoops (or 2 tablespoons of greens mix)

2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds

Directions:

Melt 3 coconut oil and mix in Protein, Chia seeds, and greens. Stir together until in thick liquid consistency. Pour into cookies or flat layer on parchment paper or Silicone baking mat.

Place in freezer for 5-10 minutes. Break up in desired shape and store in container.

For more information please visit http://arizonahealthclub.com/2015/01/fat-burning-mct-bites/