Food of the Week

Coconut

  • This tropical fruit is known to be antiviral, anti-parasitic, anti-fungal and antibacterial. (yes, that means this fruit can protect against the flu, giardia, lice, etc)
  • Very versatile, whether you’re eating delicious coconut meat, enjoying a tall glass of coconut milk, or using the rick oil you still get the great source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids!
  • Packed with tons of calcium, potassium, magnesium, and electrolytes (yes electrolytes!) coconut will offer great hydration and energy
  • The antioxidants found in coconut help slow down the aging process and protect against free radicals
  • When eaten, coconut can help promote healthy bones and teeth

Fun Fact: The Pacific Islanders believe that it is the cure or all illness, which is why the palm tree (from which coconuts are grown) is known as “The Tree of Life”

Coconut Rice

Coconut Rice

Ingredients:

2 cups jasmine rice

11/2 cups water

1 can unsweetened coconut milk

1 tsp salt

11/2 cups coconut (unsweetened, shreds)

Directions:

In a medium saucepan add the water, coconut milk and salt, stir.

Add the rice and stir again.

Bring rice up to boil, cover and let simmer 20 minutes. Do not lift the lid during the cooking process.

When the rice is done, do not uncover, turn off heat and let stand 10 minutes.

In a large skillet sprinkle in the coconut shreds. Toast them stirring occasionally until they turn light brown. Take off heat and let cool.

Stir the toasted coconut into the rice and serve.

 

Nutrition:

Calories 460

Calories from Fat 220

Total Fat 24g

Saturated Fat 21g

Trans Fat 0

Cholesterol 0

Sodium 410mg

Potassium 330mg

Total Carbohydrate 56g

Dietary Fiber 4g

Sugars 3g

Protein 6g


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