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Friday, April 26, 2013

HomeMade Coconut Butter

HomeMade Coconut Butter

I just made some coconut butter. Andrea Lang posted something on Facebook the other day and I realized I hadn't made any for quite a while.

Homemade Coconut Butter tastes creamy and sweet and good. Inexpensive to make, about $3.50 a 8oz bag.
1 8oz bag of organic, unsweetened coconut flakes made about 1 and 1/2 cups. 

Just put the whole bag in food processor using the metal blade and go for about 10 min - scraping the sides every few min. And that's it.

**this will not work with the lower reduced-fat coconut flakes - I learned that the hard way -LOL**

No need to refrigerate,  keep in a jar in the cupboard. 
In the summer months it stays soft, but in the winter months after sitting for a while It will get a bit hard so just take out what you want to use and microwave for a few seconds.

Uses of Coconut Butter;

mix with some cinnamon and stevia for a sweeter taste.
on toast
top pancakes or french toast instead of syrup or Natures Hollow preserves
on our healthy minute muffins
frosting for healthy homemade cupcakes
drizzle on top of some berries for desert.
drizzle on top of homemade cookies

The imagination is endless...

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  • First make sure that you are staying under the 15/6. 15 sugars and 6 servings of carbs for the whole day. Thats no more than 5 sugars and 2 servings of carbs per meal.
  • Track all of your sugar/carbs. Add everything from your meal together and count them that way.
  • Try to stop eating whole grain carbs after 3pm.
  • Make sure you drink lots of water.
  • Count everything that you put into your mouth. Even sauces - everything , check labels.
  • Make sure that you don't eat any artificial sugars. Check labels, if it says sugar free - look in the ingredients, look for....sucralose, aspartame, saccharine in the ingredients. Those are BAD!
  • Going #2 is a big problem when a lot of people start the BFC. I have solved that problem with Clear Benefiber in my morning coffee and a scoop of Super Seed w/water in the afternoon. (you can buy the super seed on Amazon.com it is the cheapest).
  • Choose your carbs wisely. Try to pick the carbs that will give you the lowest count of carbs, sugar and calories and the most fiber.

I hope this helps.