Coconut butter is one of my favorite coconut products. It has a rich coconut flavor that is dense and creamy. Over the years I’ve received several emails from readers asking me how I use up my coconut butter. Most people use coconut butter as a replacement for nut butter for toast or sandwiches. I love to use coconut butter to create delicious treats for my family.
What Is Coconut Butter
Coconut Butter is made from raw dried shredded coconut. When you puree the shredded coconut the coconut oil and coconut meat mix together and turn into a butter spread. You must use shredded coconut that has not been defatted. Pure dried shredded coconut will make perfect coconut butter. You can find my homemade coconut butter recipe here or watch my (cheesy) video tutorial here. You can also purchase coconut butter online or at your local health food store.
It’s time for our weekly giveaway! Every week I host a giveaway where my readers can enter to win fun kitchen gadgets and organic food supplies. This week our friends at Molly’s Suds are giving away their 100% All Natural Laundry Powder and 100% Wool Dryer Balls to one of my readers!
We’ve been making coconut butter in our home for several years. We love to use it to make fun desserts, frosting and spreads.
Today I’m sharing a recipe for chocolate coconut butter made with coconut butter, coconut oil, coconut cream, cocoa powder, vanilla and salt. We like to eat this off the spoon but you can also melt it and use it as a glaze over baked goods and fruit.
I cannot tell you how thrilled I was to have found strawberries at our local farmers market last week! They were the best tasting strawberries too! My one year old son, Auren at a whole pint on the way from the market. My 3-year-old daughter, Naomi has been asking me to make popsicle for weeks so we through a few ingredients together to make these strawberries and Cream Popsicle. Both of my kids love these!
We enjoy a lot of smoothies in our home this time of the year. They make for easy breakfasts on hectic days and are also a great way to sneak healthy ingredients into our diets.
This Pina colada Smoothie is a refreshing beverage to start the day with! It’s full of healthy fats, vitamins, minerals and natural sugars for energy. It tastes great as is, but you can add extra ingredients like gelatin and egg yolks for added protein and nutrients!
It’s time for our weekly giveaway! Every week I host a giveaway where my readers can enter to win fun kitchen gadgets and organic food supplies. This week I’m giving away this Totally Bamboo 3-Piece Cutting Board Set!
A few months ago I listened to Dr. Carolyn Dean speak at The Healthy Life Summit about her book, The Magnesium Miracle. The podcast was very informative and left me wondering if I was getting enough magnesium in my diet.
According to Dr. Carolyn Dean, most people are magnesium deficient. The RDA requirement for magnesium is only 320-420 mg per day and most Americans only consume half that amount in their diet. Dr. Carolyn Dean also mentioned that the RDA was very low and that we should be consuming 2-3 times the recommended amount.