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Coconut Flour birthday cake – gluten free

Coconut Flour Birthday Cake

Coconut flour birthday cake: transform your event to include gluten free

Do you need to make gluten free birthday party food?
Argh! What about the cake?

We’ve got a recipe that can transform your menu. A Coconut Flour birthday cake.

Lots of people are just discovering the benefits of Coconut products. Most of them will know about Coconut Oil. The Coconut Resort Blog would like you to consider the possibility of Coconut Flour as well.

With some adjustments which you can learn as you go, you can make cakes with Coconut Flour that will taste as nice, or not nicer than those made with a different flour.

Baking with Coconut Flour requires eggs, or an egg replacement recipe like chia seeds (white or black).

Recipe Notes

Serves: Makes 1 cake – double recipe to make a tiered cake as pictured above.
Coconut flour absorbs water. So don’t be surprised by the amount of amount of flour in this recipe. If you are tempted to add more flour, you will have a very, very dry cake. If the cake doesn’t work first time, it could be that you need to adjust the flour. Your altitude, oven temperature, fan bake or convection etc, flour storage, sifting or not sifting can affect the recipe. Make minor adjustments to the flour first.

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Who wrote this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.

Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.

 

 

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Coconut Berry Smoothie

Coconut Berry Smoothie with Milk (Serves 2)

Coconut Berry Smoothie | Camp Coconut | Coconut Oil Shop

In Bruce Fife’s brand new book, the Ketogenic Diet, refined sugar and carbohydrates get a jolly good beating up (so to speak). Bruce really gets into specifics about what he calls carbohydrate sensitivity, and its effect on body weight. Part of the solution, he asserts, is to get a balance between fat (e.g. Coconut Oil and Coconut Butter), protein (milk, for example), non-digestible fibre (Creamed Coconut, for example) and carbohydrates (fruit, for example).

This smoothie sets out to add more non-digestible fibre. If you don’t really understand what I’m referring to, then don’t worry. Just try this recipe, as part of your efforts to put more Coconut in your diet, and maintain a good body weight for your frame.

Ingredients:
1 cup mixed berries (blueberries, strawberries, boysenberries etc.)
2/3 cup of plain yoghurt
1/2 cup of whole milk – consider Village Milk (raw milk) if you’re near one, or something similar.
2-3 tablespoons of Virgin Coconut Oil
3-4 tablespoons of Rich Gold Creamed Coconut / Coconut Butter
2 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
2 tablespoons of sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons of Gold Sprinkle desiccated Coconut
1 ripe banana
(Optional) 1/2 cup of black currant / orange / apple juice

Directions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender, until smooth.
Consume immediately or refrigerate in a closed jug for up to two days.

At home, the Smith Family use this recipe every day

There are members of our family that enjoy this smoothie, every day. We want to use power of fat and fibre, found in Creamed Coconut, to help balance out the effects of carbohydrates like rice, potatoes, and even the carbs found in tomatoes, and greens.

Here is some “raw video” footage of Neil in the kitchen creating a Coconut Berry Smoothie without a recipe…

Coconut Berry Smoothie with Cacao Power Desiccated Coconut Coconut Flour
Coconut Berry Smoothie Coconut Flour Desiccated Coconut Empty
This is what the Coconut Berry Smoothie looks like with Cacao powder, as in the video above.

Would you like to see what Creamed Coconut looks like?

Who wrote this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

What makes this food blog different is that it is written by one father, with the help of his teenage daughters, and family for purpose of showcasing coconut products in a family friendly way.

Thank you for visiting our blog (The Coconut Resort)

You’ve been reading a recipe update – it is one of the attractions here at The Coconut Resort. By visiting, you’ve made a good choice, and you’re in good company.

The whole site has around 4500-5000 visitors per month. Some of them come for the shop, some for the resort attractions (blog updates) and some of them are campers. As we move through the second half of 2014 we’re making changes based on the fact that there are two basic types of people here.

We see visitors at our virtual resort as either:

  • Day Visitors or
  • Campers

Day visitors

We realise that a lot of our online visitors will come to stop by The Coconut Oil Shop, The Coconut Cinema, or The Coconut Resort. Day visitors are online viewers not logged into Camp Coconut.

These people can browse most of “The Coconut Resort” – this blog.

Day visitors can also access a lot of the material at “The Coconut Cinema” – CampCoconutNZ – our youtube channel.

The Coconut Oil Shop can also be searched, and you can certainly gain a world of information there, as well as products.

Day visitors maybe new to Coconut Oil – are you?

We’ve got a short tour for beginners at the “Start Here” page.

Take a look now at the “Start Here” page if you’re new to Coconut Oil.

What about campers?

Our online resort has around 560 day-campers. These people login to Camp Coconut, and gain access to hidden material.

In the coming months we’ve moving more and more of our material to “The Coconut Resort” blog and the The Coconut Cinema – YouTube channel. You’ll need to login to see some of the best material.

Privileges the day-campers can’t access.

In addition to the free courses and restricted access materials that day-campers enjoy, we realise that some of you will want more questions answered. So we’re going to set up The Perpetual Camp Fire.

The Perpetual Camp Fire (forum) will be for premium campers. Those who pay for a Coconut Tips subsription will benefit from being able to ask questions in The Perpetual Camp Fire forum.
We’ll also host specific video courses, and other things we’ll announce over time.

For more ideas become a day-camper! Join us at Camp Coconut!

If you want some more recipe ideas on how to make healthy goodies with Coconut Oil, then you’ll need to have a login to the free learning area at Camp Coconut! www.coconutoilshop.co.nz/camp-coconut

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Coconut Sugar Berry and Apple Short Cake – JuliaandLibby Blog

Coconut Sugar Apple and Berry Short Cake
Coconut Sugar Apple and Berry Short Cake – JuliaandLibby.com

I love things like this! Apple Short Cake, Apple Pie, Berries and Apple, yes please!

Julia and Libby Reveal Their Mother’s Signature Desert!

Here is what they say about it.

Instead of using regular cane sugar in this recipe which is nothing more than empty calories our Mum has used coconut sugar.  The reason being that during processing coconut sugar does retain nutrients found in the coconut palm.  Some of these nutrients are potassium, magnesium and others.  Coconut Sugar also has a GI of 35 which can help to maintain lower blood sugar and insulin levels.  Compared with cane sugar that has a GI of 68 (anything over 70 -100 is considered high).

Berries are also used in this recipe – they are low in calories, high in fibre and contain high levels of Vitamins and anti oxidants that your body needs daily.  Fresh is best otherwise use frozen organic/non sprayed berries.

Continue to Julia And Libby Blog for  for the recipe: http://juliaandlibby.com/2013/11/11/berry-tart/

For more ideas join us at Camp Coconut!

If you want some more recipe ideas on how to make with Coconut Oil, then you’ll need to have a login to the free learning area at Camp Coconut! www.coconutoilshop.co.nz/camp-coconut

Join us at Camp Coconut!

Join Now It's Free!

This recipe summary was posted by Neil Smith Wholefood Enthusiast at Camp Coconut.

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Chocolate recipe for virgin coconut oil and coconut sugar or syrup

Coconut Oil User Recipe for chocolate

A customer who has been reading our emails for some time responded to our request for coconut oil user recipes. This chocolate recipe has no sugar cane, and calls for a 1/4 of a cup of Agave. But you can use coconut sugar, or stevia, or even coconut nectar syrup.

Chocolate with Virgin Coconut Oil - Gracious Chocolate

Gracious Chocolate – made with Virgin Coconut Oil – adapted from The Gracious Pantry blog.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
4 tablespoons melted coconut oil
1/4 cup agave (or substitute with stevia or maple syrup to taste)
Mix sweetener with oil then add cocoa powder.  Keep stirring.  I tend to put it in the fridge for 5 minutes until it gets a little harder to stir then spread it on grease-proof baking paper.  Put another sheet of baking paper on top and flatten it down with a place-mat.  You’ll end up with a slab.

Once you’re happy with the basic version you can start experimenting with fruit and nuts or orange peel etc.  It’s absolutely delicious but melts very easily.

This recipe was originally posted by Tiffany at The Gracious Pantry.

When you make it, you can try using it on Gourmet Banana Pops!

Who posted this short article?

Neil Smith loves to talk about the benefits of Coconut wholefoods.Neil Smith, The Coconut Oil Shop Team

If you are new to Virgin Coconut Oil, grab our free guide!

There is a lot of articles and information out there on Coconut Oil and how unique it is.

But where do you begin?

We’ve put together a short, informative guide you can download, called Coconut Oil Basics. Grab your free guide, and as a special bonus, we’ll send you an email each week highlighting some interesting pages in our site.

On this website, we have over 100 pages of useful information on our website, and this guide, and the emails will help you unlock it.

This recipe summary was posted by Neil Smith Wholefood Enthusiast at Camp Coconut.