Fat Burning Thin Mints 6


Fat burning thin mints!! Been making these for the last couple of years… The variations and possibilities are once again deliciously endless. Healthy Treat that keeps the body in fat burning mode. These low sugar snacks are gluten free and dairy free.

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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

1 1/2 – 2 Scoops of Chocolate Pea Protein

3 Large Tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)

3-4 drops of Peppermint oil

2 Tablespoons of Chia Seeds

Directions:

Melt 3 Tablespoons 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. texture should be similar to a pancake mix or slightly thinner. Add liquid coconut oil if mix becomes to thick.

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

Makes 4-6 Servings

Try adding in crunchy extras such as: Cacao nibs, pecan or other nut pieces

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melt the oil

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1 scoop of protein or 1/4 cup of cacao

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options that i put in for flavor (kal stevia – chocolate cardamom, peppermint, chia seeds, cacao nibs)

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Pour on to parchment paper or silpat (need a firm flat surface) – freeze for 10 mins or more.

Apple Pie Bites

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 tablespoons 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.

Makes 4-6 Servings

Apple cinnamon version:

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 Roster of fat burning ingredients

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 3 Tablespoons coconut oil

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 Melt coconut oil for 35 seconds

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Stir together until in thick liquid consistency.

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Set in freezer for 5-10 mins

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Mixture should be solid

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Add some honey or additional sweeteners if you prefer although I don’t think that it needs it.


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6 thoughts on “Fat Burning Thin Mints

  • Karen Bass

    Jason, I saw your spots last week on AzFamily. These recipes looked great so I made the chocolate Thin Mints tonight and it’s really good! I wanted to know how you use this? I’m assuming as snacks, but not sure how much to eat, or when to eat, etc. I’m working on losing weight and working out almost daily. Had 50 lbs to lose & down 17 so far. The concept of MCTs is intriguing – can you give me some more information on all this? It seems to contain a lot of calories, so I’m a bit worried about that and quantity. Thanks for any info you can offer. Great segment!

    • Jason Sani Post author

      Hi Karen, I use these as snacks or fuel to the brain. They can be great for a breakfast on the “go” if you didn’t have time to make something. You want to be mindful of the caloric load when eating them, I would call a servings about 4-5 “cookie size pieces”. My best suggestion to use these in your favor would be when you are craving a snack or something sweet. The idea behind MCT oil is that it has been shown to boost cognitive function and converts to energy right away. The fat is important for absorption of vitamins and assisting in regulation of blood sugar.

      Congrats on the weight loss, keep it up! Focus on the quality of the calories while trying to teach your body to be a fat burner rather than a sugar burner. If you google MCT oil and weight management, you will find some good supportive information.

      Cool study on MCT for weight management, energy, immune function, appetite control, and more.
      http://nutritionreview.org/2013/04/medium-chain-triglycerides-mcts/

      • Karen Bass

        Thanks, Jason, for the info! May I ask one more question on this? Since these recipes provide energy, is there any benefit to eating a small portion before or after a workout? Or should they be consumed with or outside of a meal? Just wondering. Thanks for the link too! Good info.

        • Jason Sani Post author

          Great anytime meal/snack! I do believe these are great before a workout, it depends on your goal and what your workout consists of. If there is resistance and tension involved or you are working around your anaerobic (sprinting state) zone, it’s nice to have a quick fuel like this to provide you with the energy which you need to perform at your best level. I’ll use them when I do not have time for a solid meal or need an extra energy boost. My favorite thing to eat after a workout is something that is easily digestible and high in amino acids; including glutamine.