Coconut Cream Concentrate

Avocado Chocolate Coconut Fudge

Avocado Chocolate Coconut Fudge
Avocado Chocolate Coconut Fudge
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Servings: 16 (2 inch squares)
Preparation Time: 1.5 hours

In small saucepan, add cocoa powder, coconut milk, sugar, and salt. Mix over medium-low heat, stirring until smooth and creamy.

Let come to low boil and continue stirring and cooking for about 5 minutes.

Add vanilla, stir again, and remove from heat.

Let mixture cool completely. (You can speed this up in fridge, but do not let it harden.)

While chocolate is cooling, whip (or blend) CCC, coconut oil and avocado in a mixing bowl (or blender), until creamy and smooth.

Add cooled chocolate mixture to avocado mixture and whip (or blend) again until very creamy and smooth, scraping sides as needed.

Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour fudge into pan, spreading out evenly.

Chill fudge in fridge until firmly set (about an hour).

Cut into 2 inch squares. Serve.

Note: Keep stored in fridge.

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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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Chewy Tropical Granola Bars

Chewy Tropical Granola Bars
Chewy Tropical Granola Bars
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Servings: 24 small bars
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Lightly toast the oats and coconut flakes in a pan, on medium heat. Add the flaxseed and combine well.

Melt the coconut cream concentrate and coconut oil in a separate pan. Add the honey and maple syrup. Mix well.

Pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients and mix. Turn stove off.

Transfer into a loaf pan lined with foil or parchment paper. Flatten evenly. Sprinkle with cinnamon.

Allow to chill in the refrigerator before cutting into desired size.

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Chocolate Coconutty Bars

Chocolate Coconutty Bars
Chocolate Coconutty Bars
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Servings: 35 square bars
Preparation Time: Approx. 15 minutes + cooling time

Turn stove on low. Melt chocolate, coconut cream concentrate and coconut oil in a pan.

Blend nuts in a food processor until fine.

Grind coconut chips (if you prefer it to be chewy, skip this step).

Mix oats, coconut chips and blended nuts together in a bowl.

When chocolates are all melted, put in dry ingredients and mix well. Put mixture in an 11 x 7 pan. Spread evenly and set aside to cool and harden, or pop in the fridge to speed this up.

When firm, slice into little squares.

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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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Chocolate Coconut Bars

Chocolate Coconut Bars
Chocolate Coconut Bars
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Servings: 20 bars
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Crust:

Filling:

Topping:

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Generously grease a 9×13 baking dish with coconut oil.

In a small saucepan, over low heat, melt butter. Add almond flour, coconut flour, and salt. Press crust evenly into bottom of greased baking dish.

In a small saucepan, over low heat, gently warm coconut cream concentrate, honey and coconut oil. Add chocolate and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and spread over crust layer.

Top with 3 cups shredded coconut, spread evenly across top layer pressing down slightly into filling layer.

Bake in oven about 10 minutes, or until coconut is toasted.

Cool completely on counter, then refrigerate until firm. Cut into bars, and store in the refrigerator.

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Strawberries ‘N Cream Smoothie

Strawberries 'N Cream Smoothie
Strawberries ‘N Cream Smoothie
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Servings: 1
Preparation Time: 5 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Cream Concentrate
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons warm water
  • 3/4 cup cold water
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries (or more to desired thickness)

Add Coconut Cream Concentrate and honey to blender with 2 tablespoons warm water. Blend until smooth.

Add cold water and frozen strawberries. Blend until smooth. Serve.

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See Sarah Shilhavy’s article: 10 Different Ways to Eat Coconut Cream Concentrate

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Coconut Collagen Balls

Coconut Collagen Balls
Coconut Collagen Balls
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Servings: 20
Preparation Time: 40 minutes

If the coconut cream concentrate is solid, warm it by placing the jar in a pan of hot water. After 5 minutes, when the cream melts, stir it gently till it is uniformly smooth. Once creamy, measure 1/2 cup of coconut cream concentrate into a bowl. Add collagen peptide powder, honey, vanilla extract, coconut oil, and salt. Also add the cocoa powder, if using. Mix very well using a fork. When the mixture is uniform, shape into bite size balls and keep them in a baking tray or a plate. Refrigerate for 30 mins.

Mix very well. When the mixture is uniform, shape into bite size balls and keep them on a baking tray or a plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Alternatively, the mixture can be patted into a baking pan. Score it using a knife to make bite-size squares and keep the pan in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Enjoy as a hard candy or, if desired, let them soften slightly at room temperature before eating.

Store in the refrigerator.

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