Coconut is light, fresh, and incredibly versatile: the milk, the water, the meat, all of it is usable. Mix up a Caribbean inspired cocktail with coconut water, use the milk in a vitamin packed morning shake, toast shredded coconut and top off ice cream, cakes, or even soups. Here are some of our favorite coconut recipes.
Rum and coconut go together like... well like rum and coconut. Riffing off the classic cocktail, this dessert gets some help from store bought spice cake mix, baked off and soaked in a mixture of coconut milk, sugar, and rum. Then it's topped off with a molasses buttercream spiked with even more rum. A sprinkle of almonds tops if off.
These cookies are not too sweet, decadent and (you've been warned), mildly addictive. Virgin coconut oil takes the place of butter, and shredded, unsweetened coconut gives the cookie an extra, tropical touch. Puffed amaranth adds to these nutrient dense ingredients- it's a cookie that's almost like a healthy snack. You're welcome!
Spice up dinner with this curry chicken dish. Mix zucchini and summer squash with a potent mix of spices including coriander, fragrant cardamom, earthy cumin, colorful turmeric, and spicy cayenne then mix with sweet coconut cream and heavy cream. It's a flavorful and filling dish.
This playful Lime and the Coconut Ramen combines leeks, coconut oil, full fat coconut milk, and a heap of black pepper for a tropical take on the college classic. And though this version is vegetarian, feel free to add some plump sauteed shrimp or even grilled chicken. The other kids will be so jealous.
This Blueberry Coconut Almond Smoothie is chock full of antioxidants and protein thanks to blueberries, spinach, and smooth almond butter. And with a healthy amount of coconut milk and topped with shredded coconut, you'll feel like your laying on a beach while you drink it.
This dish is perfect if you're heading to a potluck with guests who have allergies - it's actually perfect no matter where you're going. Both gluten and dairy free, this sweet potato dish is a take on the classic, with some Brazilian ingredients mixed in. It's also easy to transport and easy on the wallet!