simple is good.
Coconut milk. This is the best brand I’ve come across (in Aussie) – no nasty additives/preservatives…. and SO creamy.
Place a can in the fridge over night…..scoop off the top, creamy thick layer…… Use the watery stuff in your smoothies.
Simple Cacao Coconut Spread
(Vegan – gluten/wheat/nut/soy/corn/grain/refined sugar free – Anti Candida)
- 1/2C coconut milk (as described above – the THICK part)
- 10 drops vanilla stevia liquid (or 1-2t of your favourite liquid sweetener – agave/rice syrup/maple – or more to taste)
- Tiny pinch sea salt
- 3t cacao powder (or cocoa/carob)
- Mix all ingredients together until well combined & smooth.
You can spread this on bread, fruit slices, or use as a “frosting” on baked goods. It’s amazing just eaten as it, with some cacao nibs/chocolate chips stirred though – almost instant pudding (thats good for you). It will harden slightly on chilling.
I also like to keep it simple with Misty’s morning cereal. Plain toasted oats, with a little sweet spice. Keeping the oats plain(ish) means we can add whatever we have on hand in the kitchen – and whatever Misty is in the mood for.
Simple Spiced Toasty Oats
- 1+1/2 C quick oats
- 1 +1/2t liquid sweetener (agave/maple/rice syrup/honey etc)
- 1T solid coconut oil
- 1/2t ground cinnamon
- Tiny pinch of salt
- Combine all ingredients well.
- Spread onto a lined baking sheet (or silicone baking tray) and bake at 160 degrees C for about 15 minutes (or until golden brown) stirring a few times to ensure even toasting.
- Turn off oven and leave tray inside so the oats go nice and crisp.
- Store in an airtight jar.
I like keeping things simple for Misty – if I keep the grain component plain(ish) he likes to top it with whatever he fancies. One day, banana, the next, raisins, the next strawberries and chocolate milk (albeit cashew/cacao “milk” but anyhow). Keeps life interesting.
Shredded coconut, pumpkin seeds, All-Fruit jam, plain yoghurt, sunflower seeds, raisins, chopped dates, nut butters, fresh fruit – chopped or grated, cottage cheese, cranberries, chocolate chips – get creative with your toppings and mix ins.
The good thing is, you can double or triple this plain-oats recipe and keep it in a sealed container in the pantry – lasts for ages. Life is complicated enough, no? Also, I think somebody (the one wearing the bones-suit) needs a haircut. I’m not game.