So... This morning I woke up Craving a coconut again! So Thankful I had already made extra Raw chocolate pudding, full electrolytes and antioxidants. Did you know coconut water is the highest form of electrolytes know to man....That's better than any High fructose corn syrup drink on the market (don't be fooled friends that is NOT a natural ingredient) and it takes 9 months for that perfect rain drop to filter all the way up that tall tree in through all that husk and then perfectly protected in the nut. Thats some purified drinking water let me tell ya! I remember my very first coconut to this day. One Hot day in Fiji, a friend of mine with her huge machete (normal for fijians to just carry these on them for the sugar cane of course) sliced the top of a coconut off and handed it to me to enjoy, it was so sweet and to my surprise cold! Yep it was its own lil cooler..so refreshing! So today I share one of this lifes simple yet yummy and healthy treats, Chocolate pudding:
Raw Chocolate pudding
3 cups coconut meat (if you live in Redding the Asian Mkt on 273 has the best price @ $1.59 a piece
3/4 cup fresh coconut water
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup agave nectar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 T vanilla
pinch of sea salt
2 T coconut oil
blend all ingriedients well until smooth, I heart my Vita mix but if you don't watch it it may just heat up on ya so be careful!
let that sit in the fridge just an hr and then enjoy! You don't have to put the oil in if you don't have it on hand and its still yummy! Oh my fav is with berries or a banana!
Ps. I almost forgot...Almond Butter
Well I usually don't make my own , I pick it up Raw if I can get a good price on it, but off the top of my head I would usually take a cup of soaked and rinsed almonds, blend them really well in the food processor, I tried the blender first,this did not work! after its all chopped up nice I add a pinch of sea salt, 1 T coconut oil, a pinch of cinnamon and about 2 T agave....and blend well...if it doesn't taste perfect add more stuff ;o) like agave hehe you can dry the nuts first if you'd rather i just like mine more creamy and I like my water!
Love you friends Keep up the feedback and requests and I will try new fun stuff soon!