We’ve started buying a fresh, young coconut each week for a treat. We have the produce guy hack open the top and sip the coconut water through a straw while we grocery shop. It’s a treat I’ve really started looking forward to. If you’ve ever tried bottled (or worse, boxed) coconut water, chances are you didn’t like it. Chances are it tasted like sock sweat! Fresh, cold water from a young coconut tastes nothing like the stuff that comes in those paperboard drink box thingies (here’s looking at you Vita Coco and Zico – bleh!).
When I get home, I harvest the meat of the coconut and save it for a special treat during the week. It’s like two gifts in one! Tonight we were craving something sweet, so I came up with this awesome dessert you can feel good about eating. It has fiber, healthy fat, antioxidants, iron, calcium, and even a little protein!
This serves 2
2 Tablespoons raw cacao powder
the meat from 1 young coconut
2 frozen bananas
Put everything in a high-speed blender (I used my Vitamix) and blend on high, pressing the ingredients into the blades with the Vitamix tamper, until everything is creamy. This will most likely take less than 30 seconds. Serve with dried, shredded coconut sprinkled on top, if desired.
That’s it guys and gals! Just 3 ingredients and about 30 seconds is all you need for a sweet-tooth-satisfying, healthy raw dessert!