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’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!
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.
I think I finally perfected my Orange Julius recipe! I posted my original recipe a few years ago, which included whole oranges and Keifer. It had good flavor but wasn’t quite as good as the real stuff!
I love this recipe not only because it taste good, but because it is packed with nutrients. Fresh squeezed orange juice provides 100% daily value of vitamin C and is also rich in thiamine, potassium and folate. Raw milk and grass-fed cream provide calcium, healthy fats and vitamins A, K and E. Egg yolks are also rich in vitamins and minerals, particularly selenium (14% DV in 1 egg yolk).
I really love recipes that are both HEALTHY and TASTY! My kids do too!
These Chocolate Gelatin Bars are amazing! They are full of minerals (from the cocoa powder), healthy saturated fat and protein. These are a nice post workout snack (or any snack for that matter) and a great treat for kids too!
I avoid most commercial candy bars due to artificial flavors or soy lecithin in the ingredients. I found that if I mix cocoa powder with coconut oil, vanilla, salt & sugar I can produce a chocolate bar that is both tasty and healthy!
I haven’t purchased lotion or body butter in over five years. Instead I use coconut oil as a moisturizer. Coconut oil is amazing for the skin! It helps to reduce skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It also softens the skin and relieves dryness and flaking. Applied topically it helps to prevent wrinkles, saggy skin and age spots. Continue reading →
I have a confession.I love coffee. Yes, you read that right. Coffee! I try not to drink it everyday because I don’t feel well when I do. Now that the weather is cool I find myself needing a cup everyday. Of course, I always add cream, coconut oil and honey (sometimes coconut sugar) to my coffee. It’s like having dessert first thing in the morning! Continue reading →