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Thursday, July 28, 2011

New morning shake recipe

Hi there, this is a new recipe that I have developed. This way you can add some veggies to your morning drink. Also if you don't live here in lovely California where we can buy whole coconuts this recipe allows one to enjoy the benefits of coconut without having to open one with a machete every day!! (my husband is pleased about this, after many months of chopping them open every morning). This is similar in nutritonal value and will keep you full for at least 2 hours and maybe more.

Chef Shobhan's latest morning wake-up shake

1 banana

1 cup spinach

2 tablespoons (US tablespoons) spirulina or chlorella

1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs or whole beans

1 tablespoon unrefined coconut oil

1 tablespoon grated coconut

1 pinch cayenne (optional)

1 pint coconut water

Place everything in the blender and blend until smooth. You can easily double this. This recipe is for one person.

Coconut is anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and it's an anti-oxidant. Not to mention coconut has lauric acid which is only found in mothers milk or coconut! It also contains caprylic acid and capric acid.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Chocolate Blueberries and Hazelnuts

Here is a recipe that a client of mine passed on to me. You can do it with any fruit or nuts you desire. It is really a great way of making your own chocolate treat and it's more healthy than buying it from the store.

Enjoy this amazing treat as a dessert or a healthy snack.

Chocolate Blueberries and Hazelnuts

Serving Size : 0 Preparation Time :0:05 minutes

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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coconut nectar or crystals or stevia to taste
4 tablespoons raw powdered cacao
1/4 cup unrefined raw coconut oil
1/2 cup blueberries -- washed
1/4 cup hazelnuts -- ground into small pieces in food processor

Place the coconut oil in a small saucepan and melt. Do not boil, keep the heat low.

Add the cacao and stir in and then add the sweetener of your choice until it tastes sweet enough.

Depending on your taste either add the blueberries and hazelnuts together in a small dish or do them separately, its easiest if you use some unbleached parchment paper to set the chocolate mixture on. Then pour the coconut cacao mixture over the berries and nuts making sure that they are covered.

Place in the fridge for between thirty minutes to one hour and let them set hard.

Remove from fridge and eat as a dessert or sweet treat or snack.

"yummy yummy yummy"

NOTES : Coconut oil is really amazing, it can be heated to higher heats than olive oil and it sets hard in temperatures below 72 degrees. Coconut is anti-microbial, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-viral. Also it contains lauric acid. The only other thing that contains lauric acid it mothers milk.