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.
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!
Things have been quiet here at The Coconut Mama the last few weeks. I am currently pregnant with coconut #3 (Yay!!) and I’m *trying* to work on a little e-book (more on that later). My family also moved (again) last week. Some of you may remember that my old house did not have a dishwasher. I felt like I spent my whole day in the kitchen cooking and cleaning. Now I only spend half my day in the kitchen.
The recipe I’m sharing with you today was inspired by a brownie cheesecake recipe I found on pinterest. The orignal recipe used a boxed brownie mix and cheese cake filling. I decided to make bars rather than a cake and of course I was able to make it with real food ingredients.
The brownie layer is based on the Flourless Brownie recipe from the book, Indulge by Carol of Ditch The Wheat. These are my favorite brownies! They are rich and delicious! Mix them with cheesecake and you have yourself a winner!
A) I love all things coconut and this book is FILLED with coconut goodness!
B) I was give permission to share a recipe with my readers and I knew you would all love to have a sneak peek into this book.
C) All of Jenny’s recipes are kitchen tested and approved prior to being published. You don’t have to worry about these recipes flopping! If you’ve tried baking grain free/dairy free you know how wonderful it is to find good recipes that turn out every time!
I love eating gelatin goodies and I am particularly happy when I can get my picky eating three-year old to eat gelatin too! My daughter goes through stages where she doesn’t want to eat a lot of meat. Getting enough protein into her diet can be a challenge at times. Gelatin is a wonderful ingredient that this sneaky mama uses to ensure my kids consume a healthy amount of protein.
Today I’m excited to share a recipe from the ebook, Indulge and Heal by Lauren of Empowered Sustenance! Indulge and Heal is a recipe ebook suited for those on the GAPS, SCD and Paleo/Primal diets. All the recipes in this book are free of grains, dairy, nuts and refined sugar!
Cheesecake is my all time favorite dessert. I make it once a year, usually when we entertain. I spend most of the day in the kitchen when I do that kind of baking, which is why it only happens ever so often.
We’ve been making a lot of goodies around here lately! As always, I try to make desserts that are healthier and made with real food ingredients.
My daughter and I made these chocolate covered cherry truffles the other day. We both really love to snack on dried cherries and homemade chocolate chips so I thought it would be fun to make healthy chocolate covered cherries. I almost decided to make these the way I made my coconut covered raisins, but with chocolate added, but we decided to be a little more creative! We used dates, dried cherries and shredded coconut to make the truffles and coated them with melted chocolate. They turned out beautiful and tasted wonderful!