The last few times I’ve had ice cream, I end up taking two hour death naps and waking up only to realize my muscles are as paralyzed as there were in my brief REM. Can’t even kick the cats off my face. No. Idea. Why. A little bit of dairy doesn’t hurt me. My guess? The gluten or the stuff they use for fillers in regular mill ice cream.
So, it’s Friday and I’ve had enough roughage this week and am dying to get home. Time for a treat. Pass by Sweetbays. They’re organic section is usually overpriced but I always check just in case. Walk by the frozen organics and the only words that reach out to me are coconut milk and dairy free. $4.29. Popped it in my cart. I don’t wait until I get home. No, I unwrap that baby right in the car. I take them out… and they’re microscopic! It’s like they knew I was a midget!
I check the box, the biggest word on the box was minis. Losing!
Then I bite into and its chocolately through and through! What? Look at the box. The next huge word was fudge! Not a big fan of fudgy stuff unless its in brownies and my body didn’t want a rich and sinful treat, just something digestible and cool. I should try paying attention, no?
It did taste coconuty though and lately I have a love affair with all things coconut. Soy, I just have crushes on. All in all, it was delicious. I check the box one more time so see what else I missed….. 70 Calories. And 6 grams of sugar. Something about healthy fats. And speaking of fats, these last few weeks I’m stuffed myself with the most fat I ever had since my running days and lost more weight. The memo was: if you don’t eat enough fat, you won’t lose weight. I always knew this but was so paranoid with that misunderstood word I would deprive myself. So, I’m about to get my coconut-fudge on and eat like 4 more. Winning!
Here’s one Thailandish gemstone I found in the MexiBori mart (“Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?”)(must watch):
Again, I go so excited with the coconuts I didn’t realize it wasn’t a ready to eat gelato or yogurt. I just assumed it was. So I ended up stuck with this for 24 hours:
Anyway, it’s coconut juice, coconut meat, a bit of sugar, and agar powder. That’s it. Once it defrosts its like a crystalized drink and occasional bites of coconut. Que rico.
More easy-peasy, gluten free, healthy fats, and winning treats. In the last week I made:
- Quinoa Granola (leads to incontinence accidents it’s so good. It has El Coco!):
- And made my own Hummus, with varying levels of garlic. 1) One batch for when husband is home. 2) Tons of garlic for when he’s out of town. 3) No I didn’t bother with the garnish. Best hummus I ever had and love the power kick you get from saying, “I make my own hummus”. It was getting complicated to go to Whole Foods every time with the frequency and quantity in which I consume it. The Sabra and Athenos make my brain hurt because of the additives.
Love, Peace, Coconut Grease.
(Literally, I’m about to put some coconut oil on my hurr to make it healthy and delicious.)
Read up on some awesome health benefits from your favorite nuts!
http://products.mercola.com/coconut-oil/ (Actually a video, I know some of you love Dr. Mercola. He’s encouraging the eating of fat!)
http://hubpages.com/hub/Health_Benefits_of_Coconut Top 10 list!
http://www.coconutoilhealthbenefits.com/ A few more interesting facts