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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Desert with Benefits

Earlier in the week I promised to share a healthy desert recipe that I had found. Today is that day!
 The recipe comes from Nancy J. Crosby's cookbook~ Bountiful Health.

Coconut Delight

1 14 oz. can coconut milk
4 Tablespoons chia seeds
1 1/4 teaspoons vanilla
3 Tablespoons honey or maple syrup

Mix all these ingredients together. Let it sit in the fridge at least 8 hours.
There are many things that you can do with this mixture!

First of all you can it it as is.

Another idea is to add some cherry pie filling. When I watched a video of this - it seems that she added most of the can but I would suggest you start with just 1/4-1/3 of the can and see if you like it like that. That's the way my family ate it.  You can put this mixture in a desert bowl and then use some of the extras as garnish.

Another way that she suggested we use this mixture is to add a small can of crushed pineapple,  sliced bananas, and orange slices~ making an ambrosia type salad.

These are just a few ways to use this mixture. I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!

I did a bit of research on chia seeds. Here is a bit of what I learned:

*high in Omega-3 fatty acids
*good source of : calcium, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus
* loaded with antioxidants
*1 oz. has 11 grams of fiber

This is just a little of what i found.

I did a bit of research about the benefits of coconut milk:

I found that it helps with:
*the immune system
*Heart health
*healthy skin and hair



1 comment:

Hello~ I love getting your comments. I have made a few changes to make things a little easier for you and hoping a more enjoyable experience for both you and I. Have a blessed day! :o)