A super simple recipe for healthy, delicious coconut treats
Another Best Self issue, another delicious food recipe I get to share with you — how exciting indeed! Although this latest recipe is called ‘White Christmas’, I urge you to enjoy this wonderful sweet treat all year ‘round!
Filled with nourishing, real food ingredients, it’s one of many recipes I create and call ‘high-vibe food’, meaning: food filled with healthy fats, natural fructose and antioxidant-rich ingredients that naturally and safely raise your energy and spirits.
Over the years, I’ve learned that real food wins every time when it comes to supercharging energy in a safe, health-supportive way.
Consuming products like energy bars and drinks, as well as coffee and caffeine-infused foods in pursuit of adding extra ‘oomph’ to your day just doesn’t cut it when you look at the overall effects on your long term physical and mental health.
Namely, it takes time, effort and (ironically) a LOT of energy for your body to digest and disseminate these types of manufactured stimulants. Too much of these fake foods can lead to an overloading of your nervous system which ultimately compromises your magical microbiome — your ‘second brain’ that houses good bacteria in your gut. A sure sign of this overload can include uncontrollable tremors or shaking of your hands, feeling ‘wired’ and overly emotional or experiencing extremely loose stools (runny poop, aka, diarrhea).
Instead of reaching for the Berocca, I urge you to stock up on real ingredients like the ones in the recipe below… Always choose dried fruit that’s sugar, oil and sulphur-free, and opt for fresh, seasonal fruit grown locally for best flavor and quality. When consuming these delicious offerings made by mother nature, be sure to combine them with healthy, minimally processed fats like raw nuts, seeds, nut butter, virgin coconut oil and avocados which will aid your body to fully absorb the nutrients offered by the antioxidant-rich fruit. The healthy fats will also make you feel fuller for longer, slowing down digestion and releasing more of a natural high for your mind, body, and well, let’s face it…your soul!
White Christmas Coconut Treats
- 5 cups coconut butter, melted
- ¼ cup raw pumpkin seeds
- ¼ cup dried currants
- ¼ cup dried cranberries
- ¼ cup raw sunflower seeds
- Combine all ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine.
- Pour into a silicon mold or a lined slice tin and pop in the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
- Removing from the mold or slice into segments and enjoy!
Store in an air-tight container for up to 2 months in the freezer, or 1 month in the fridge when not eating.