Thursday, June 16, 2011

Creamy coconut Fruit easy!!

Please read further for nutritional information
1 can coconut milk
1/2 TSP cinnamon
1/2 TSP stevia or other sweetener to taste (local raw honey, real maple syrup, etc)
pinch of salt optional

cheese cloth (may need to be doubled)
rubber band

lay cheese cloth over the bowl. Open can of coconut milk and empty it into the cheese cloth. Gather all of the corners and secure with a rubber band. Suspend cheese cloth above the bowl using a hook or kitchen knob. Allow to fully drain, about 2 hours.

When coconut milk is drained place it in a clean bowl. Mix in cinnamon, sweetener and optional salt. Chill. Serve chilled with slices of apple, strawberry, jicama, etc.

Nutritional information:

Years ago coconut milk/oil and eggs (mainly yolk) carried a similar negative connotation. They were branded as being severely unhealthy and should be avoided, if not, eliminated from the diet. New research has found that not only do they have health benefits but they now encourage everyone to partake. (I do have to add that the health benefits of the egg yolk is from free range organic eggs that contain high levels of vitamin K and healthy omega fats. Not just any egg from the grocer.) So in light of this "NEW" information I want to share a recipe that is easy, healthy and very tasty.

As always I want to share with you the health benefits of the ingredients. There are only 3 ingredients to this recipe. Coconut milk, cinnamon and stevia (or honey, real maple syrup, or other sweetener). The benefits of Coconut milk include (but are not limited to):

Aids in weight loss
contains MANY vitamins, minerals and electrolytes
Is considered anti-bacterial, anti- microbial, anti-fungal, and anti-viral
gives relief from sore throats and ulcers
Supports immune system
Lowers blood sugar
Lowers blood pressure

Cinnamon benefits:
regulates blood sugar
aids in digestion
anti-clotting effect on the blood
contains fiber, iron and calcium

As many of us know our health (or lack of health) is a result of habits. If we make walking meditating, deep breathing, healthy eating and healthy life choices a habit our health will mirror that. Consequently when our habits are stress, sedentary lifestyles, drive-thru's, and excuses our health and well-being will reflect that into our lives.

Food is one part of a multifaceted plan.

Today's Quote: A man (or woman) with his health has a thousand dreams and wishes; a man without it has only one wish; to regain it!!!