I love everything coconut as soon as summer is about to begin and up to the end of summer – in fall and winter I cannot stand it. As soon as it gets cold I am craving peanut butter in my soups and sauces instead of creamed coconut. But in summer… I cannot get enough of it. This is why I have to share two of my favorite coconut recipes with you; coconut bliss balls and coconut “milk”shake! Sooooo delicious!
Let’s begin with the shake which is so easy, actually healthy, and extremly delicicous!
All you need for two large glasses are the following ingredients:
1 Tablespoon Creamed Coconut
1 Handfull of dates
About 500ml water and about 10 ice cubes
Blend everything except for the ice cubes in a high speed blender. Add the ice and blend again until you get a thick and smooth shake. Sprinkle some coconut flakes on top if you like.
For the bliss balls you will need:
2 heaped tablespoons creamed coconut
2 tablespoons popped quinoa (or amarant)
Some agave syrup (or mashed dates)
1-2 Tablespoons coconut flakes
With your hands mix all ingredients except for the coconut flakes together. If the mixture is too soft, add some coconut flakes. If it too hard add some agave or mashed dates (dates blended in a high speed blender with some water). Make small balls (with wet hands) and roll in them a bowl with coconut flakes. That’s it.
The bliss balls taste best when you leave them in the frigde for a little, so that they are all hard and cold when you enjoy them.
Do you like coconut? And what is your favorite coconut recipe? I am curious so please let me know!
I really like creamed coconut instead of the fresh coconut meat because it is almost impossible to find good coconuts around here. When you use some high quality organic creamed coconut you will get all the flavor from it and it will be almost as good as fresh coconut meat. I do not use coconut oil in the kitchen at all. I do not use any oils to be honest. Oils are refined products and since I am only eating whole foods and no refied products, there are no oils in my kitchen cabinet. However – I love coconut oil for my skin. I will share more about how I use it very soon 🙂