Coconut for breakfast

Ginger Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie

Ginger Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie
Ginger Strawberry Grapefruit Smoothie
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Servings: yields three 1 3/4-cup servings
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 1 grapefruit, peeled, skins removed, and seeded
  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 honey crisp or pink lady apple, cored and sliced
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 tablespoon coconut cream concentrate*

Prepare coconut cream concentrate, then add to the blender with all the other ingredients and pulse until smooth.

Serve with slices of fresh, tangy grapefruit.

Note: Leftover smoothie can be made into popsicles.

*Learn how to prepare coconut cream concentrate for use in a smoothie. Watch this video here.

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Little Miss Sunshine Smoothie

Little Miss Sunshine Smoothie
Little Miss Sunshine Smoothie
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 1/2 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen peach
  • 4 ounces orange kombucha
  • 6 ounces coconut water
  • 1 teaspoon virgin coconut oil

Blend all ingredients together and enjoy.

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Berry Up-Beet Smoothie

Berry Up-Beet Smoothie
Berry Up-Beet Smoothie
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Servings: 5 cups
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Blend all ingredients except coconut oil together until creamy and smooth. Add coconut oil and blend again.

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Orange You Glad Smoothie

Orange You Glad Smoothie
Orange You Glad Smoothie
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1/3 cup frozen pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen strawberries
  • 2 tablespoons protein powder
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1 1/3 cups organic orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil

Blend all ingredients together in a high speed blender.

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Coconut Milk Sweet Potato Breakfast Custard

Coconut Milk Sweet Potato Breakfast Custard
Coconut Milk Sweet Potato Breakfast Custard
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Servings: 8
Preparation Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes – baked, cooled and peeled
  • 14 ounces coconut milk*
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice

Heat oven to 350° F.

Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until very smooth. Pour the mixture into a greased pie plate and bake for 50 minutes – 1 hour. The center should be set and jiggly.

Cool before serving. Keep in the refrigerator.

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*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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Granola

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Granola
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Servings: 30-36
Preparation Time: 2 hours

If the nuts are raw, set oven to 350° F and place raw nuts on a cookie sheet. Roast them just until you can smell them and the skins crackle.

Note: Each nut roasts at a different time. Almonds = 15 minutes, macadamia = 15 minutes, walnuts = 8 minutes, cashew = 8 minutes, pecans = 5 minutes.

Once the nuts are roasted and cooled enough to touch, break them into smaller pieces and put them in a large bowl.

Turn the oven heat down to 250° F.

Add to the large bowl: oats, shredded coconut, raw honey, olive oil, and salt. Mix well until honey and oil cover all of the oats and nuts.

Spread the mixture out onto cookie sheets or cake pans. It will take more than one. Place them into the oven and cook for 1.5 hours, stirring every 15 minutes. Depending on your oven, it could take less time. Oats should take on a golden color when done cooking.

Remove from the oven and let cool.

Once cool, put the mixture into an airtight container or zip lock bag.

Add dried fruit into the bag then seal and shake well to mix.

This recipe keeps for several months, if not eaten before then.

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Grasshopper Smoothie

Grasshopper Smoothie
Grasshopper Smoothie
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Blend mint leaves in water. (Bullet-type blenders work well for single servings.) After well-blended, strain mint, then put strained mint back in blender. Add avocado.

In a small saucepan, on low heat, warm the coconut oil, coconut cream concentrate, and honey then add to blender.

Add peppermint essential oil, if desired. Add ice and blend until creamy and smooth.

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Tomato Basil Crustless Mini-Quiches

Tomato Basil Crustless Mini-Quiches
Tomato Basil Crustless Mini-Quiches
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Servings: 6
Preparation Time: 25 minutes

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Whisk eggs together in bowl with paprika, salt, pepper, and heavy cream. Add cheese, turkey, basil, and 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Pour mixture into greased muffin tins (use 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil to grease muffin tins) and then top each one with a slice of tomato.

Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown and firm in the center.

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