Hopefully I don't have to convince you of the benefits of coconut. It's one of my favorite flavors and I could eat it for breakfast, lunch, or dinner...which is what I've been doing. =) My recent favorite coconut creation is a GFCF, raw, real food Coconut Chocolate Pudding. It contains chia seeds, which have a number of health benefits, including being rich in Omega 3s, protein and antioxidant, and they contain hydrophilic colloids (the same stuff that makes our bone broth so great), which aid in digestion. It's made with a few ingredients, and takes no time at all! I adapted this recipe from Diet, Dessert, and Dogs, which always seems to inspire me on the dessert side of things. Sorry no picture but this one got gobbled up fast!!
1 can of whole coconut milk, stirred
1/4 c chia seeds (less for a thinner pudding)
2 T (or more) raw cocoa or carob powder
2 T honey or maple syrup
1/4 t stevia powder
Stir well. I used my immersion blender because I have very thick honey. It came out nice and fluffy!
Let sit in fridge for as long as you can resist.
The chia seeds will have absorped much of the water, leaving you with a thick pudding.
Serve with shredded coconut, a dollop of creme fraiche, or some raw nuts!
Now, because it is Fight Back Friday, I wanted to share about something I'm doing personally to fight back. For the last 40 years, Project Bread has hosted an annual Walk for Hunger in Boston. Last year alone they served over 43 million meals to hungry people, and 30% of them were kids! I'll be walking for the third time this year, and my goal is to raise $500. I realized that by putting this out there to my blogging community, I might be able to blow that number away!! I've been asking people to donate small sums, like the cost of a coffee, tea, beer, kombucha, or soda. Can you give a small amount? Follow this link to my Walk Center, and you can give online. The residents of Massachusetts and I thank you greatly!
For other ways to fight back, check out Fight Back Friday over at Food Renegade