Did you know that coconut oil is valuable for the immune system, heart health, the thyroid and skin? Or that the enzyme bromelain, found in pineapple is a powerful cancer cell fighter?
Summer is the season for cool, refreshing (not to mention healthy!) salads. I’m excited to share my secrets for simple, yet delicious, fruit salad with homemade coconut cream.
Recipe for Fresh Fruit Salad with Coconut Cream
Make a salad by chopping and combining your favorite fruits (or just buy it already cut up and mixed). I like pineapple, strawberries, berries, and kiwi.
For the coconut cream, start with a can of organic coconut milk. The milk naturally separates. The thick cream rises to the top of the can and the coconut water stays at the bottom.
Spoon the thick coconut cream from the top of the can into the blender. Pour in just a little of the coconut water. Add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. Pour in a generous amount of maple syrup to taste. Add a pinch of salt. Blend to your desired consistency, adding a more coconut water if needed. (read the recipe online with more pictures here).
Chill before serving. The coconut cream will naturally thicken when chilled.
Did You Know???
Coconut oil, a medium-chain fatty acid, is incredibly beneficial for the digestive system.
Coconut oil is an excellent source of energy and valuable for the immune system, heart health, the thyroid and skin.
Kiwi and strawberries contain large quantities of vitamins C.
Coconut cream is delicious served with chilled shrimp. Also, use it as a topping for cakes and puddings. (Continue reading the article with more recipes here).
For more recipes, check out my book, The Art of Gluten-Free Living: Three Essentials for Being, Eating and Living Well.
Read the online magazine version of my article here with 3 additional recipes.
Download my article with all 4 recipes here: Easy Salads by PWilson for IN Magazine.
The fabulous thing about this recipe (other than the simplicity) is that it’s gluten-free and sugar-free.
Be sure to share the recipe with anyone you think might like to have it. Thank you for reading. Enjoy!
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