Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Coconut Banana Cookies and Coconut Milk

DAY 37

It's so nice to be off the grapefruit cleanse (as much as I thought it was fun), but I just love the normal raw food I like to prepare and let any bottled up creativity I have just soar. Sorry, I didn't post yesterday but the day in town was long and we were extremely rushed and busy. So here are the cookies from coconut pulp leftover from the milk. They reminded me a lot of the peanut butter cookies with the chocolate kisses in the middle that we had often as kids, those were so good. The fun thing about these cookies is that that cookie part doesn't really, really harden. Even after a whole night in the freezer, it stayed soft and melty-in-your mouth. Next time I make them I'm going to make them with some sort of natural almond/peanut butter base just like the kind I used to have. I had got the recipe from but I didn't have all the ingredients so I tweaked it to what I thought I wanted. The middle was a chocolate recipe I just threw together with almond butter, liquid coconut butter, cocoa, honey, agave (I think!), and carob. It became a beautiful hard chocolate in the middle of the cookie. Isn't it easy to see why I'm crazy about chocolate!?

The coconut milk was (another recipe from absolutely great! It gives such an awesome twist to an ordinary smoothie and makes it gourmet! I can't wait to try the coconut flare to granola. Yesterday evening, needing a desperate pick up from shopping, I had a hot, long soak in a bubble bath and I must tell you I made the most delicious chocolate shake ever right by my side. It was so creamy due to the coconut milk. I wish I could've taken a picture, but one again my sister Elizabeth has taken the camera as she visits some of our family. (I may have to borrow my sister-in-love's camera, if she doesn't mind, lol) Here's a list of ingredients to create your own decadent chocolate shake. I kid you not, that was the creamiest chocolate shake I've ever eaten, like soft-serve ice-cream.
Decadent Cocolate Shake (a delightful mix of coconut and chocolate)
Bananas (frozen)
Organic cocoa (I just picked some up)
Honey or Agave
Coconut milk to desired consistency
A tad of pure vanilla
Whiz up and top with a pool of coconut milk and cacao nibs. The next part of the instructions is the easiest part...devour.


britanie said...

hi hun! thanks for your comment on my last blog entry. The digestive enzymes that I take are called "Vitalzyme Forte" and they are from Klaire labs. They are my favorite, I take two before each meal. Hope that helps!!! :) :)

Charissa said...

Thanks Britanie! Good to know, and yes, it helps. I'm just interested to use(for when I do eat some cooked food again, some ways down the road)digestive enzymes for eating food that's not necessarily raw. Are they pricey?

Kristi said...

Do you have the recipe to those cookies you are listing?