Friday, July 6, 2012

An Easy Recipe I Love. :)

I admit it-- I'm a sucker for whipped cream.  But as a vegan and a health nut, I won't consume it.  I don't even want to use the vegan stuff that's out there-- it tends to be full of sugar and chemicals.  So what I do instead is make coconut whip.  It's easy, chock full of medium-chain fatty acids, anti-inflammatory, sugar-free, and NUMMY.  Here's what I do:

First of all, I always have a few cans of coconut milk in the fridge for just such an occasion.  It should be COLD!!

You will need:
-1 can coconut milk
-Shredded coconut-- amount depends on how much you need to make it thick, but I usually end up using half a package or so.  I like Let's Do... Organic brand Organic Reduced Fat Shredded Coconut, but any kind will do
-One or two packets of stevia, or to taste.  You may not even want to sweeten it at all.  Up to you.

Take a can of full-fat coconut milk (organic preferred, of course) out of the fridge and pour it out, cream and all, into a bowl.  Beat the bejeezus out of it with an electric beater on high.  Add the stevia.  Add the shredded coconut a little at a time until it's at the desired consistency.  Eat with berries, or a spoon.   :)

You can experiment with flavors, too.  I have added raw cacao powder and a little instant organic coffee (I love Madre Labs brand Cafeceps) with good results! 

Let me know how you like it-- I could live off this stuff.  :)  And if you come up with any interesting additions, share what you did!

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