Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Benefits of Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has many health benefits. Lately we've been hearing about its use in boosting brain function.
Look for extra virgin,unrefined,organic oil. See Dr Mary Newton's web site for more information on how to use coconut oil. http://www.nccdp.org/resources-coconut-oil.htm

Here is my recipe for a yummy snack:

Coconut Crack Bars
Makes 6-8 bars
   1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut 
   1/4 cup coconut nectar or pure maple syrup 
   2 tbsp virgin coconut oil 
   1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
   1/8 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients in a food processor.  Press into any small container or square baking dish and refrigerate for an hour or freeze for 15 minutes. Remove and slice into squares. Enjoy!