Now that I am back living in Kenya, I have unlimited supplied of these beauties and today I have decided to use their immature flesh to make a deliciously creamy coconut yoghurt.
Going NUTS for COCONUTS
Raw coconut is rich in medium chain triglycerides; a type of dietary fat that is transferred straight into energy. The main fatty acid in coconuts is lauric acid, which is known for it's immune boosting and anti-microbial properties. The flesh is rich in fibre to boost digestive health and also encourages long-term satiation, keeping you fuller for longer. Coconut water is another health booster; rich is electrolytes it makes the most refreshing and hydrating natural sports drink out there.
2 cups immature coconut flesh (about 2 coconuts)
1/2 cup coconut water
2 tsp raw honey
2 tsp lemon juice
pinch of vanilla beans (from a vanilla pod)
pinch of ground cinnamon
- Scoop out the coconut flesh from your young coconuts (madafu).
- Blend all the ingredients in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
- Top with your choice of fruit and a dusting of cinnamon.
* To add natural flavour, simply add 1/2 cup of your fruit of choice (mango works well) and blend until smooth.