This is my new obsession. This one goes out to all the coconut lovers out there. Are you sick of paying $15.00 for a jar of coconut butter? Why do that when you can get a pound of coconut in bulk for about $2.00 and whip some up yourself? It's so simple to make and the result is so creamy and sweet.
As you all may know, I've started doing P90X again, and I've been looking for ways to add more calories into my diet. P90X is such an intense workout program and I'm not looking to lose any weight. I'm actually underweight (I know. Woe is me.) So this is one of the ways I'm doing it. 1 tablespoon of coconut butter usually contains about 93 calories. So if I spread 2 tablespoons of it on my toast in the morning or after my workout, that's adding about 200 calories that I probably burned off exercising! If your not looking to add a high calorie food to your diet regularly, it's still a really easy thing to make for a decadent snack!
- 2 cups shredded or flaked coconut
Blend the coconut in your food processor for about 10 minutes until the coconut becomes creamy. Make sure you scrape down the sides a few times as the 10 minutes go along. 2 cups of shredded coconut makes around 1 cup of coconut butter. It's so worth it!