Tag Archives: Coconut

Refresh, Hydrate, Energise

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     Rummaging through the drawers, Zaedyn pulled out a can of coconut water which he held out and was asking for it to be open. I am really impressed with the way he communicates, both verbally and nonverbally. Although I am not always certain what he says, I am getting pretty good at interpreting. Anyways, I decided that Zaedyn could have some, but I didn’t want him to drink out of the can. His other drink bottles were being cleaned so I managed to find another one. I filled it with coconut water, and he went to his favourite spot: the bean bag. I did not expect him to drink as much as he did. He usually enjoys coconut water, but he was guzzling this down. He loved it! We found these a few months ago at Huckleberry Farms. Although we prefer to drink fresh coconuts, there are now many more available and convenient options of coconut water when fresh coconuts are not available.

A few of the many benefits to drinking coconut water, nature’s original isotonic drink:

~essential electrolytes

~hydration

~essential nutrients

~antibacterial & antifungal properties

~refreshing

*Coconut water can have huge benefits throughout pregnancy and breastfeeding. It should definitely be an essential as part of your labour bag.

Where can you find coconut water?

Fresh Young Coconuts off the tree in Rarotonga

Next best option: Young coconuts from the fruit shop, also known as drinking coconuts

Coconut Water Freeze Dried Powder, especially convenient & beneficial for air travel

Ceres Organic Coconut Water

H2COCO Pure Coconut Water

Mature Coconut contains less water & more coconut “meat” which is hard

Vegan Chocolates

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Peanuts, Almonds, and Brazil Nuts

Melted Vegan Chocolate

Peanuts, Almonds, & Brazil Nuts Covered in Vegan Chocolate

Chocolate & Coconut

Vegan Chocolates

Vegan ABC Banana Cookies

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1 cup Almonds, 1/2 cup Brazil Nuts, 1/2 cup Cashews

Process Nuts

Continue to process until nuts have released oils to make your ABC Spread.

Vegan ABC Banana Cookie Batter using 1/2 cup of ABC spread

Spoon onto tray.

Vegan ABC Banana Cookie

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     A vegan cookie with coconut and chocolate. Must be good! Inspired by Mum’s Pinterest posting Gluten-free, Sugar-free, Egg-free Peanut Butter & Banana Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Rather than using peanut butter, I decided to process Almonds, Brazil Nuts, & Cashews to make Zaedyn’s favourite ABC Spread. Although it can take a bit of time, make sure to continue to process the nuts until the oil is released. Yum! Follow the link to the recipe above & replace peanut butter with ABC Spread. Sometimes oats can be questionable as to whether or not they are gluten-free so check the label. I bought organic oats. What a great way to use up some ripe bananas. Plus, I can’t say that I have experimented much with vegan cookies, but these are really yummy. Definitely worth making again.