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Healthy Eats: Pine Nut Dessert Recipe

Want a guilt-free sugar fix? Here's the answer.

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Healthy Eats: Pine Nut Dessert
Calories 495
Protein 34g
Fat 35g
Carbs 11g

When you’re dieting hard, a small dose of something sweet coupled with a hefty amount of healthy fat can stop cravings in their tracks and keep you on point. Pine nuts are surprisingly sweet when cooked, and provide oleic acid, which lowers cholesterol, and pinolenic acid, which triggers the release of hunger-suppressing hormones. Mix this dessert up in minutes and sleep soundly with a full feeling in your stomach and the knowledge that you haven’t sabotaged your diet.

Healthy Eats: Pine Nut Dessert Recipe
You'll need
  • 1 oz Pine Nuts
  • 1 cup Cottage Cheese
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • Stevia to taste
  • Cinnamon (optional)

Pine nuts are high in vitamin E, a potent antioxidant that maintains the integrity of cell membranes in the skin. 

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Directions 
1. Set a skillet over medium heat and pour in the pine nuts. Stir occasionally.
2. Meanwhile, scoop the cottage cheese into a bowl and mix in the lemon juice and coconut oil.
3. When the nuts turn a toasted color and you see (and smell) their oils releasing, take them out and pour them onto the cottage cheese mixture.
4. Blend everything together with a packet of Stevia and serve.
5. Add cinnamon, if desired.
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