Coconut is such a powerful, amazing food that I had to dedicate a nice cream to celebrate its sheer, raw goodness.
Keto and high fat folks celebrate coconut oil for its fat-burning, antibacterial and antifungal lauric acid, a medium chain triglyceride.
Heck, even my yoga teacher in India said it’s important to eat a coconut a day on a raw food diet.
Now I’m not gonna eat coconut oil or a whole coconut a day.
But I do like to include coconut in my diet from time to time.
And this is a really easy, tasty way to do so!
Here’s The Recipe!
- 5-6 frozen ripe bananas, chopped into 1/2 pieces, divided in half*
- 3/4 cup coconut water **
- 1 tbsp coconut flakes
* You only want to place half of the frozen bananas in at a time, because your blender may automatically stop or burn out, since the frozen bananas are hard to blend.
**You can reduce coconut water if you find you don’t need as much. I find it helps prevent Vitamix burn out, and makes the nice cream even creamier.
1. Place half of your frozen bananas and half of your coconut water into your high speed blender.
2. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy, using tamper to keep things blending.
3. Scrape all that deliciousness into your bowl.
4. Add the remaining bananas and coconut water to blender.
5. Again, blend on high speed until smooth and creamy, using tamper to keep things blending.
6. Scrape the rest into your bowl.
7. Stir and swirl to combine. Garnish with coconut flakes.
Customize According To Your Dosha
Vata – This recipe is cold in temperature, so it may not be best for you. If you can tolerate it, eat it while wrapped in an electric blanket. The warming energetic of ripe banana may counterbalance the coldness of this recipe. Alternatively, you may use fresh, ripe bananas (not frozen), and eat this recipe as a smoothie bowl. Coconut is vata-pacifying. Feel free to use extra flakes as a garnish.
Pitta – This recipe rocks for you! All banana nice cream is going to be excellent for you, because of its cold temperature. Although bananas are not an ideal fruit for you, the cold temperature should offset their warming energetic. Coconut water and flakes are extremely pitta-pacifying.
Kapha – Bananas are not ideal for you. See how you tolerate them. You can always use fresh, ripe bananas (not frozen), and make this recipe as a smoothie bowl if you find it too cooling. If you find the coconut aggravating, leave out the flakes, or skip this recipe.
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