I developed this recipe serrendipitously when I accidently left a shake in the refrigerator overnight. I was excited to see how thick and creamy it became. Soon, I stopped making a daily shake, and started to make this type of pudding in quantity for the refrigerator and freezer.
When you are dairy-free it is hard to satisfy that urge for something creamy and cold. Ice cream comes to mind but I am thinking about something that is not as sweet and can be eaten on a daily basis.
I am most excited about this simple recipe because it does not contain any additives or added sweeteners. The well ripened bananas are totally sufficient. However, if you find it needs a little more, feel free to add a little honey or other natural sweetener of your choice.
Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, which is known for being antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal. Lauric and palmitic fatty acids are found in mother’s breast milk and help protect the infant against pathogens. Studies have shown the antimicrobial benefits of coconut oil.
Investigations on the effects of the medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil, on neurological diseases such Alzheimer’s, show benefits. Other research shows coconut oil to benefit epilepsy.
Coconut oil has a medium smoke point which makes it really good for pan sauteing and baking. It tastes delicious in baked goods and is great to add to shakes and other beverages.
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- 1.5 cups frozen or fresh mango chunks with water to fill out the spaces
- 6 tablespoon coconut spread (where to buy coconut spread)
- 6 tablespoon coconut oil (where to buy coconut oil)
- 2 large banana, well spotted
- Place the coconut oil and coconut concentrate in a 2 quart pot and on a low heat gently melt, stirring occasionally
- If the temperature is too high the coconut will burn, so be careful
- When this is melted to a liquid add the mangoes – if they are frozen keep stirring them in so they warm up
- You just want to be able to blend everything when it is warm so that the coconut does not harden into tiny pieces
- When all is combined place in a blender with the bananas and blend until very smooth
- Pour into a bowl and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour until firm
- Enjoy with sliced banana, mango or other fresh fruit
- This is a great breakfast or snack
- Blender (where to buy a Vitamix)
- 2 quart pot
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See my recipe for Coconut Blueberry Pudding.
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