Hot Chocolate and Muffins: Mother’s Day 2014 Afternoon Tea Idea
If you want to show off your Coconut Wholefood ideas this Mother’s Day, here is an idea starter for you.
Sometimes when we are learning, or indeed mastering a new skill we freak out at the thought of demonstrating that skill in front of family. I completely understand. The reason why we write this blog, and why the other incredibly talented bloggers write up recipes is to empower you.
At the Coconut Oil Shop, and Camp Coconut, we want to empower you and members of your family to make use of Coconut Wholefoods, even in front of family, even on Mother’s Day!
This week we’re going to combine some recipes blogged or written about in the past, with a simple drink solution
Last week we introduced to you you a Little and Loved blog’s “Black Doris Plum Coconut Sugar Muffins”. In the past we’ve written about making coconut cream with Creamed Coconut (Coconut Butter). And I know at least once I’ve shared the Coconut Hot Chocolate post from Caretactics.com. But for some of you, the idea of sharing your love of Coconut Wholefoods with important family members is pretty scary. So let’s start looking at ways you can do that.
If you want to make Coconut Hot Chocolate, you may want to use some Coconut Cream or Coconut Milk in it.
How To Make Coconut Milk and or Coconut Cream
You can buy Rich Gold Creamed Coconut and make your own Coconut Cream with water. But what is the point in putting tap water into a Coconut Cream? I don’t know what they put in the tap water at your house, but I know we filter all of the water that comes through any tap at our house. With that in mind, let me suggest you could enhance your coconut milk or cream with some C Coconut Water.
Here is the instructions we provide for making Rich Gold Creamed Coconut into Coconut Cream.
Creamed coconut comes in two layers; the white oil layer at the top and the solid yellowish layer at the bottom. (Can you tell from the photo above?) You need to mix the layers back together before use. We put the whole jar in a bowl of warm water until the content softens, and then put a handheld mixer inside the jar. You can also do the mixing with a knife or fork. You can also scrape out of the jar, put it all in a food processor, and mix it up until smooth.
The standard way to make Coconut Cream from Creamed Coconut is here.
After mixing back the two layers in the jar as above, put 1-4 tablespoons of Creamed Coconut to 1/2 cup of hot water according to your taste. Mix together well, and that’s all!
So now you’re all ready to make a creamy hot chocolate with Coconut Milk, if you feel like it. Read on to find out some more about that now.
Coconut Hot Chocolate – A Wholefood Twist
You maybe wondering how Hot Chocolate could possibly boost your metabolism, as the picture at the top of the page suggests. Well, this hot chocolate calls on the powers of Virgin Coconut Oil.
Caretacticsblog.com reports that, “According to a study in 2009, ‘Women who consumed 30 milliliters (about 2 tablespoons) of coconut oil daily for 12 weeks not only did not gain more weight, but actually had lowered amounts of abdominal fat, a type of fat that is difficult to lose, and contributes to more heart problems (Source).'”
Introducing: Alex from CareTacticsBlog.com
This is what Alex has to say about her Coconut Hot Chocolate: “If you want a simple and delicious recipe for homemade hot chocolate, this one has just four ingredients and takes only a few minutes to prepare. It’s healthier and better tasting than the old powdered mix packets or chocolate syrup I used to use. Plus, there’s the added bonus of metabolism boosting coconut oil.”
- 1 cup milk*
- 1 Tbsp cocoa or cacao powder
- 1 tsp coconut sugar or natural sweetener of your choice
- 1 Tbsp virgin coconut oil.
To find out more, take a look at Alex’s blog, caretacticsblog.com
As you know last week posted about Zoe’s muffins. And below we’ll post a link again to last week’s post.
Black Doris Muffins and 75 grams of Coconut Sugar
The uniqueness of these special muffins is found in the tart plum with a rich caramel flavour from the coconut sugar.
You maybe wondering how Coconut Sugar could possibly be good for you! These muffins call on the mineral power of Coconut Sugar.
Coconut sugar is rich in minerals. According to Zenian Organics, when compared to brown sugar, Coconut Sugar has:
- 36 times the Iron (compared to brown sugar)
- 4 times the Magnesium (compared to brown sugar)
- 10 times the Zinc (compared to brown sugar)
Are you new to Coconut Oil?
We’ve got a short tour for beginners at the “Start Here” page.
Take a look now at the “Star Here” page if you’re new to Coconut Oil.
Who wrote this short article?
Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team
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