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Coconut Bread

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My daughter recently had a lunch date with her Grandma and cousin at a really quaint restaurant in town. It’s become a summer tradition that she treasures. There’s nothing better than Grandma-time! Aside from all the laughs and the yummy lunch, my daughter kept raving about the coconut bread they served. That’s all I had to hear…

Tell me you love something…and I’ll make it. It may take me ten tries…but I’ll make it.

This bread…took me three tries.

It was just missing something. I tried using coconut oil, but I really didn’t want that much more added fat. Then I tried straight up coconut milk…still, more fat than I wanted. I discovered Silk had a blend that was perfect for this…Silk’s Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend. I love that you get the coconut flavor that you’d want in a coconut milk, but without the extra fat and saturated fat. I also love that, by using Silk, I’m substituting with more plant based proteins and that all of Silk’s products are non-GMO verified!

So now, with summer fun and lunch-dates behind us, it’s back to school. This bread is going to be a nice little surprise in my daughter’s lunchbox.

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Coconut Bread

1 cup sweetened coconut flakes, plus extra for topping if desired
3 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
1 1/2 cups Silk Unsweetened Almond Coconut Blend milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a 9 x 5 loaf pan by lining with parchment or greasing.

Spread the coconut out on a baking sheet. Toast until golden in the preheated oven for 5 to 6 minutes, giving them a stir or two the last couple of minutes. Keep an eye on it…it can burn quickly! Remove them from the oven and allow to cool on the sheet.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flours, sugar, baking powder and salt. Set aside

In a small bowl, whisk the egg. Add the milk, vanilla and almond extracts. Pour the wet ingredients onto the dry mixture and stir until just about combined. Add the cooled coconut and stir just a bit more.

Spoon into your loaf pan. Sprinkle a bit of additional coconut on top if you wish.

Bake for 50 to 55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes on a rack before removing from the pan.

Notes:

  • To store this bread, wrap it up with plastic wrap or parchment paper, then place it in an airtight container in the fridge for several days. To keep it longer, slice the loaf, wrap the slices individually to easily thaw out and pop into a lunchbox!

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Cucumber Pear and Kale Restore Juice

Cucumber Pear and Kale Restore Juice by Taste Love & Nourish

We make a lot of smoothies in my house and I love them, but sometimes I actually crave juices. Sounds crazy, I know, especially if you haven’t tasted a green juice. I have to say though, if you do, I think you’ll be surprised by how fruity and refreshing green juices can be. There are so many opinions on juicing and debate over how nutritious they really are, but I look at them as a great way to get veggies and fruits into your day. I don’t feel that juices should supplement eating whole fruit or vegetables, but they make a great addition. I sometimes start the day off with a green juice for breakfast. It leaves me feeling light, refreshed and restored.

This particular combination is really delicious. The pear adds just enough sweetness without being overpowering. Kale is one of the most nutritious greens, adding lots of Vitamins A, B6 and K and even minerals like calcium and iron and potassium. Then there’s the cucumber. Cucumber is a wonderful addition to juices. It’s made up of ninety-six percent water, so it really adds to the volume of your juice, but it also contains electrolytes and minerals that are so good for you. Finally, I love adding lemon to my juices. Not only does it give a bit of a boost of Vitamin C, its citrusy tang perks up the flavors of the greens and balances out the sweetness.

Cucumber Pear and Kale Restore Juice by Taste Love & Nourish

So, with all of this juicing and smoothie drinking we do, you can imagine how many straws we go through. I mean, it’s a bit contradictory to put so much effort in doing something so healthy for our body, only to fill our landfills with plastic straws. Did you know that plastic straws are one of the largest component of plastic pollution? They are also one of the top ten items found during beach clean ups. I’ve tried using paper straws, but honestly, as pretty and decorative as they can be, I find them really unpalatable to drink from. So, when I received a message recently from Glass Dharma asking if I’d like to try their glass straws, I was intrigued! As soon as I tried one, I knew I wanted to work with them and to share their product with you. I love the selection of straws they carry. There are a variety of diameters, lengths and even bent and decorative straws. They have a great feel when using them without altering the flavor of your drink the way paper straws seem to.

Cucumber Pear and Kale Restore Juice by Taste Love & Nourish

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Cucumber Pear and Kale Restore Juice

1/2 large cucumber, about 5 to 6 inches, peeled unless organic or home-grown
1 large pear, peeled unless organic and seeds removed
4 large stalks organic kale
1/2 lemon

Place the cucumber, pear and kale into your juicer and juice according to manufacturer’s directions. You can peel the lemon and juice that in your juicer as well, or simply use a reamer or citrus juicer. Drink immediately for the most nutritional benefit or store in a sealed jar for one day.

 

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