Book Review: Natalie Jill’s 7 Day Jump Start

About two or three years ago I started following Natalie Jill on Instagram, and always loved her happy and healthy posts. About a week or so ago I discovered that she wrote a book called, “Natalie Jill’s 7 Day Jump Start.” 

51lwkgmbtalIt’s a fantastic book if you’re looking for motivation and an introduction to basics on clean eating a fitness. Honestly, I had no idea of Natalie Jill’s background until I read this book, and that was certainly motivating for me. She went from struggling both financially and health wise to successful on both accounts. Natalie even includes stories from others who followed her suggestions and their success with it. Last but not least, this book has lots of amazing recipe’s!

Might be worth your time to pick up this book at least for the dessert recipes. Wink!



MiddleCoast Cooks: Healthy Banana Chocolate Chip Cookie

Zooey, my little helper!

Zooey, my little helper!

One thing you may start noticing about me is that I LOVE bananas! I think they are a great snack, great to toss into a smoothie, great to mush into a frozen treat, and also great for baking cookies!

So I found a recipe for banana coconut cookies, and from that I fine tuned it into a delicious, healthy and easy-to-make treat, MiddleCoast style!





Here’s what you need to know:

Ingredients: 3 ripe bananas, cocao powder, dark chocolate chips, pecans, and oats

Baking Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease (I used a coconut oil spray) or line pan with parchment paper

    Mmm we can't wait!

    Mmm we can’t wait!

  3. Mash bananas in bowl, add other ingredients, and mix around (I didn’t measure anything, I like to eyeball it-imagining what I would like to see in every cookie or each bite-sorry but it’s true!)
  4. Use a spoon to create about 2 inch balls
  5. Place balls on cookie sheet with some space in between, and flatten slightly (use flatter end of spoon to do this)
  6. Bake 15 mins
  7. Allow to cool for a few minutes before you enjoy!
Finished and delicious!

Finished and delicious!

Tip: The more oats you use the less soft/gooey they will be (not saying that you should add more oats, just what you prefer-I think I liked mine on the gooey side)

Hope you enjoy it! If you adjust anything and you love it please feel free to share with me! I always like trying something new! I know next time we are talking using blueberries instead of the dark chocolate chips!