Berries and Coconut Cream treat recipe

berries, almonds and coconut cream

This simple yet delicious treat is just what you need to pamper yourself on a nice summer afternoon!

 

Ingredients:

  • Berries (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc)
  • Handful almonds (roast and crush the almonds for added flavour!)
  • Handful shredded coconut (optional, adds texture and coconut-iness)
  • 1/4 cup coconut cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

 

Instructions:

Mix berries in a bowl, throw in a handful of almonds and shredded coconut. In a separate bowl whisk half a teaspoon of vanilla extract into thick coconut cream. Pour over berries.

Now all you need is a spoon and a good book!

5 Comments

  1. Wow this looks superb. What coconut cream do you recommend? I’m a newbie to paleo so am trying to stock up on the right things.

    Thanks in advance!

    Reply
    • Oh trust me, it’s ridiculously tasty!

      I’d recommend looking up the ingredients and selecting one that has least crap added to it. A lot of prominent paleo advocates endorse Aroy-D brand coconut cream, which I opt for when it’s available, however, a lot of the time it’s not… then I tend to choose the brand that seems least tampered with.

      Personally I prefer buying coconut cream in 1l cartons instead of cans, as I’m a bit paranoid on using too much canned products. Also, I use a LOT of coconut cream. If you’re in Sydney, the IGA at Paddy’s markets has several brands available in 1l sizes. Good luck!

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  2. Is coconut cream meant to be used as a treat or is ok for regular use? Just due to Sat Fat content. I do train a lot and am not necessarily trying to loose weight, but it would be a benefit.

    Reply
    • Based on what people far smarter than myself have written, the saturated fats in coconut cream can be very good for you – here for example is an article by Mark’s Daily Apple that discusses it from coconut oil point of view: http://www.marksdailyapple.com/coconut-oil-health-benefits/

      I guess my recommendation would be to use it in moderation – then you can get the good results without the heavy calorie content sabotaging your training results?

      Reply
      • Thanks Tania :)

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