Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee

Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee :: Blooming on Bainbridge
Hello there friends!

Hopefully there's no need to explain where I've been and what I've been up to over the past month.
By now you've come to expect the sporadic blog post. Obviously I have yet to get back to blogging regularly since the remodel.

I do post quite often on Instagram, but I really have a longing to share tid-bits of life from day to day on this blog. Just in a more casual way than I used to.
Like sharing little things; favorite products, workouts, adventures with the furballs, what we're eating and drinking, where we've traveled, BLOOM and DIY projects around the house and in the BLOOM studio.

Speaking of sharing little things, have you ever heard of Bulletproof Coffee?
Steph/ Stupid Easy Paleo, gives a fabulous explanation of exactly what Bulletproof coffee is and the benefits of drinking it.
I haven't tried adding grass-fed butter to my coffee but I do enjoy adding coconut oil with a sprinkle of cinnamon and cocoa. It's almost like a coconut fudgesicle with lots of froth!
Pouring this up over ice in the morning or mid-afternooon not only provides you with a healthy does of fatty nutrients, but also a boost in energy!

Just say YES to healthy fats and lots of ENERGY!

Here's what you need:
Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee :: Blooming on Bainbridge
Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee
10 ounces brewed coffee
1 tablespoon coconut oil
sprinkle of cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
stevia to sweeten (optional)

Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee :: Blooming on Bainbridge Add everything to blender.
Blend on high speed for 30 seconds until frothy.  photo IMG_7092_zpsgfu1aagf.jpg Pour over ice. Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee :: Blooming on Bainbridge Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee :: Blooming on Bainbridge Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee :: Blooming on Bainbridge It's as easy as that!  Creamy Coconut Oil Coffee :: Blooming on Bainbridge Sip and BE ENERGIZED!
 And always remember! There's a SPARK in YOU! You're a FIREWORK!!
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Nutter Doodles (Grain & Dairy Free)

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You won't believe this but I made it through "Easter Candy Season" without a malted egg.

That's like a full-fledged miracle.

Greg even brought home Little Rae's bunny cookies, but somehow I passed them by.

Surprisingly, I'm more determined than ever to stay the course, eliminating grains, dairy and added sugars. I say "surprisingly" because I'm honestly surprising myself. I've tried to do a Whole30 several times and have never made it for the entire 30 days. A month or so ago I decided to stop setting myself up for failure. Instead of attempting another Whole30, I would simply cut out grains, dairy and added sugars. There's really not that much difference, other than Stevia in my coffee with a splash of cream and the occasional squirt of ketchup.
Miraculously I'm adapting to living grain and dairy free 80-90% of the time.

Which brings me to these cookies!
I've made several batches and honestly, they're one of the best cookies I've ever eaten. Especially if you're looking for a cookie with no grain or dairy.

Even if you're eliminating added sugars, you may be safe to splurge on these beauties occasionally. The recipe calls for coconut sugar which is a caramel colored granulated sweetener. Much like Stevia it can be used as a substitute for white refined sugar.

Here's what you need for these Paleo friendly cookies:
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Nutter Doodles
Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2 cups raw almonds
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup coconut sugar (plus more for rolling cookies)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 extra-large egg
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.  photo IMG_1979Blog Folder 3_zpsto1wfhjv.jpg Melt the coconut oil.
Add almonds and cashews to food processor.  photo IMG_1960Blog Folder 3_zps3dhsazoo.jpg Pulse the nuts until they grind into a meal.  photo IMG_1967Blog Folder 3_zpsxpyz67m8.jpg  photo IMG_1970Blog Folder 3_zpsjn1g5iiq.jpg  photo IMG_1977Blog Folder 3_zps5utapebb.jpg Add almond/cashew flour (Yes. You just made roughly ground almond flour.) to medium size bowl. Add coconut sugar, cinnamon and salt to the almond flour.
Mix dry ingredients together. photo IMG_1982Blog Folder 3_zpsxy06j8iu.jpg  photo IMG_1988Blog Folder 3_zpskhdtphbx.jpg
Using an electric mixer, beat the egg, coconut oil and vanilla.
Add dry ingredients.
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Take a bite of that dough!
So good!  photo IMG_2010Blog Folder 3_zpseskpjhdn.jpg Scoop dough and roll each ball of dough in coconut sugar.  photo IMG_2023Blog Folder 3_zpsqfx5zrjc.jpg Place cookies on baking sheet 2 inches apart.  photo IMG_2018Blog Folder 3_zpsorkzyzvd.jpg  photo IMG_2025Blog Folder 3_zpszufhk5va.jpg Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.  photo IMG_2030Blog Folder 3_zpst8wnbimc.jpg Let the cookies sit on baking sheet for several minutes to crisp up a bit.
Transfer to cooling rack.  photo IMG_2033Blog Folder 3_zpshz92legb.jpg These may not be the prettiest cookies you'll ever bake, but they may be the healthiest!
And honestly.
So chewy and scrumptious!
You will LOVE this recipe!
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