Coconut Flour Cookies {Paleo, Gluten Free}

These cookies are yummy and super easy to make. So, I had a sweet tooth this week. Sad to say, because I usually crave salty snacks like potato chips! But, these little cookies really hit the spot.

They are gluten free and paleo. Fab! They won’t mess up that diet plan or upset your tummy. Now, if you don’t like coconut, these are not the cookies for you. They were made from three types of coconut products. Yes, three – maybe I went a little overboard.

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You will need: 1 cup of coconut flour, ½ cup of melted coconut oil (or melted butter), ½ cup sugar (I used coconut palm sugar), 4 cage free eggs, 2 tbsp. of vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Also, feel free to add loose chocolate chips or coconut shreds to the mix!

Simply add all your dry ingredients together. So combine flour and sugar and stir.

Melt your coconut oil and add to mixture. Crack the eggs in and stir once more.

Lastly, add in the vanilla and pinch of salt. Use a big ol’ fork to mix up your cookie dough. And, taste it. You gotta live a little. It will taste fantastic. I absolutely love the saying, ‘You only live once – lick the bowl.’ So true!

Roll your dough into little balls. They will not feel like normal cookies (not as moist). But, that is alright. You just have to live with the fact that paleo and gluten free food has a different texture.

Heat the oven to 375. Pop your cookies in (on a lined baking sheet) for about 10 minutes.

Enjoy your yummy sweet treat!

3 Ingredient Mango Ice Cream {Gluten Free}

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Big thanks to my sweet sister, The Veggie Girl, who got these new glass bowls for me {Christmas gift!}.

Who doesn’t love ice-cream? As a child, getting that single scoop of Strawberry from Braum’s was simply heavenly.

However, I did not count calories then – or think about weight gain. Wah. Wah.

As a adults, that guilt-free snack simply becomes quite sinful and maybe a diet sabotager {if you are watching your girlish figure.} Bummer. So you hold off – but it’s painful.

This Mango Ice Cream {though not completely guilt free} is lower in fat and sugar than your favorite childhood ice cream. It contains fresh fruit and will leave you feeling satisfied and not guilt ridden.

You will need: 1 cup of frozen mangos, 4 tbsp. heavy whipping cream {or full fat coconut milk}, 4 tbsp. sweet leaf or stevia sweetener.

First, dump your frozen mangos in the food processor – then pour in your cream. Pulse – for about 4 minutes or so. You want to keep checking the consistency. It needs to look like actual sherbet texture.

When it looks appeasing to you, dump in the sweetener and pulse again. Taste your yummy ice cream. You may want to add more sweetener to meet your taste. It’s up to you.

Enjoy. This is perfect for a little dessert for a small dinner group. You may want to top it off with a little dab of whipped cream. Cheers to the healthier, guilt-free ice cream!