My friend Sarah in Australia may not even realise this, in fact she probably doesn’t, but she is a huge inspiration to me. Sarah eats extraordinarily well, puddings and sweets included, just check out her amazing blog (she definitely doesn’t skimp on abundance in her life!) But then I see her love for the gym and healthy eating too and I love how she balances it all out. In fact that’s why she’s such an inspirational girl. I wish I was more like her. I’m just not very good at moderation!
I try though, oh how I try!
We both seem to have a drive to seek out new, exciting and ‘healthy’ ingredients, in fact I think she loves coconut products even more than me 😉 Her cooking, all of it, but especially her breakfasts constantly give me cause to think, great tasty ideas and something to aspire to.
That’s why when I saw the coconut power pudding on her blog I knew I had to try it..I’m not going to tell you again, because I’m sure you already know, about my aversion to lumpy, hot breakfast cereals (heave!) that’s why this really drew me, a hot (lump-free) ‘cereal’ made with coconut flour? Great!
I’m sure, by now, we’ve all heard of the health benefits of coconut and we are increasingly seeing more and more coconut derived ingredients in the health food stores.
That’s why my food cupboards now contain coconut flour, coconut milk, oil, butter and sugar.
Coconut Power Pudding
(Adapted from ‘Sarah Cooks‘, originally on Niulife Website)
1 teaspoon coconut oil
2 tablespoons coconut flour
1/2 cup milk (whatever you like)
2 teaspoons coconut sugar
1tsp raw cocoa nibs
1/2 tsp bee pollen.
1. Heat the milk and coconut oil until very hot (I did this in the microwave)
2. Whisk the coconut flour into the milk and oil
3. Allow to thicken for a minute.
4. Top with coconut sugar, cocoa nibs and bee pollen.
Marks out of ten? 6
Would I make it again? yes.
Would I do anything differently? I did mention to Sarah that I’d have to have mine much runnier than hers, so I used half a cup of milk instead of a quarter (which is on Sarah’s version) I also topped mine with my new favourite ingredients – raw cocoa nibs and bee pollen mmmmmmm 🙂
Next time I’m going to try actually cooking the coconut flour out a bit in the coconut oil before adding the milk and then giving it some simmering (cooking) time too, so that it doesn’t have that raw flour taste, which tastes kind of gritty in the mouth.
I’m sure this will improve it, it’s such a lovely, easy, healthy recipe, I really need to give it another whirl.
Thanks Sarah. 🙂
Oh wow Anna! You are such a sweetie! You’ve totally made my day! (I think I’m still prone to lots of indulgences, hehe, but am trying to work the balance thing cos I don’t like the idea of strict deprivation diets!!) I’m not great at balance but I think (hope) I’m getting better.
I’m in awe that you can do Body Pump so often – I find it soooo hard and get so sore the few days after!
PS I worked out with a friend of mine at her flat tonight – we did loads of dead lifts, lunges, leg curls and squats… and then climbed up and down 4 flights of stairs four times with a 6kg weight in each hand. OMG, exhausted!
Well, you always seem like you have it completely Sussed to me! Total inspiration!
I used to do an awful lot of body pump, I think I became slightly obsessed tbh! Ha ha 😀
After all that hard work you need a lovely meal, complete with pud. Don’t forget the pud!