Homemade Protein Cookies!!!!

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Recipe Update!!!

Our Protein bars were so yummy that I decided to try them as cookies this time around.

Just as I thought, they were amazing!

I changed the amount of protein in the cookies by adding 1 more scoop and giving each cookie more protein.

I also added 1/2 cup of Chia Seeds, which also added protein! :)

Banana Chocolate Oatmeal Raisin Protein COOKIES!

3 super ripe bananas
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
3 scoops of chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup of raisins
1/2 cup of chia seeds
Drizzle of honey
Dash of salt
2-3 dashes of cinnamon
1tsp of coconut oil for greasing the pan
Mash bananas in bowl
Add oatmeal, protein powder, raisins, chia seeds, honey, salt, cinnamon, and mix until well combined
Grease baking pan with coconut oil
Spoon dough on to greased baking pan
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes @ 350 degrees
Allow to cool for 5 minutes
Made 24 nice size cookies
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Note: these can be made into bars for easier prep, however, baking time will need to be adjusted
Please let me know if you try these and how you like them!
Peace, Love, & Hugs!
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Lavender Oil and Sleep

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For years I have had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep.

I have tried what seems like every sleep aide known to man, including the ever dangerous Ambien, which resulted in hallucinations!!!

Talk about Frightening!!!!!!! Never Again Will I Take Ambien After Hallucinating From It!!!! I cannot tell you how freaked out I was when it happened to me.

I have heard horror stories about Ambien and what it has made people do without their knowledge, from suicide to auto accidents.

Ambien in my opinion should be removed from the market, but that is a whole different issue. It is some scary stuff!!!! :(

What do I use now instead of prescription drugs?

I use Young Living Lavender Oil to help me fall asleep and stay asleep at night.

Not only does lavender oil help with sleep issues, but it has a whole list of health benefits that are simply amazing.

Here is a small list of uses for lavender oil.

Soothe minor burns by applying 2–3 drops of lavender essential oil to the affected area.

Rub lavender essential oil on dry or chapped skin to moisturize the affected area.

Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to a cotton ball and place it in closets and drawers to scent linens and repel moths and insects.

You may be able to minimize the appearance of scar tissue by massaging lavender essential oil on or around affected areas.

Place a few drops of lavender essential oil on a wet cloth or dryer sheet to deodorize and freshen your laundry.

Diffuse lavender essential oil to minimize seasonal discomforts.

Rub a few drops of lavender essential oil onto your hand and spread over your child’s pillow to help him/her sleep.

Diffuse lavender essential oil to set the mood for a baby shower or social gathering.

Diffuse or inhale lavender essential oil to calm your mind, body, and spirit after a hard day’s work.

If you would like more information about Young Living Oils please feel free to contact me by leaving a comment on this blog or on Facebook.

Young Living’s Lavender Oil can be purchased through my website https://www.youngliving.org/jmccabe72

Peace, Love, and Hugs,

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Banana’s & Chocolate Oh My!

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It is that time of week again when I am looking for things to make for the week.
Today was no different than any other Sunday and I cruised  Pinterest and food blogs looking for something new and fun to make.
I came across a blog post for cookies that looked super simple and super yummy.
Well, me being me and a recipe tweakier, I had to tweak the recipe!!!! ;)
So what started out with bananas and oatmeal on one blog, has now turned into a super yummy protein packed treat!
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Banana chocolate oatmeal raisin protein bars

3 super ripe bananas
1 1/2 cup oatmeal
2 scoops of chocolate protein powder
1/2 cup of raisins
Drizzle of honey
Dash of salt
2-3 dashes of cinnamon
1tsp of coconut oil for greasing the pan
Mash bananas in bowl
Add oatmeal, protein powder, raisins, honey, salt, cinnamon, and mix until well combined
Grease baking pan with coconut oil
Spread mixture on greased baking pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes @ 350 degrees
Allow to cool for 5 minutes and cut into bars
Note: these can be made into cookies for easier serving, however, baking time will need to be adjusted
Please let me know if you try these and how you like them!
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Hugs, Peace, and Love!
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