Raw Coriander Coconut Bites

Ok, so it’s no secret that I am a huge coriander fan, probably one of the few on the planet! I am not a sweet tooth kinda girl, never have been and I doubt I ever will be, but every now and then I do enjoy a little sweet treat. I was up late one night and a thought popped into my head, “what would a desert with coriander taste like?”. And so it began. Now, I’m not weird enough to put coriander in something like a raw snickers bar (that would be a bit too strange, even for me), but in a  coconut slice? Why not?

I did a couple of experiments and I was pleasantly surprised, although in both instances my only regret is that I simply did not use enough of this magical herb!

Let’s looks at some of its benefits shall we?

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  • It can help lower blood sugar, so adding it into a natural, refined sugar free healthy treat makes it even more guilt free!
  • It can help decrease blood pressure
  • Aids digestive discomfort and IBS
  • Helps fight against urinary tract infections
  • Helps regulate the menstrual cycle by supporting endocrine function
  • Protects against cardiovascular disease
  • Helps the body eliminate heavy metals
  • Protects against free radical damage
  • Supports the nervous system and reduces symptoms of anxiety
  • Can be soothing to the skin
  • It contains vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C and fibre.

So, I don’t see why it shouldn’t be added to as many recipes as possible, right? The answer is right. End of story 😛

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Ingredients: 

  • 2.5 cups of shredded coconut
  • 1 cup of coconut cream (save some of the water)
  • 6 tbsp. of unrefined coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp. of rice malt syrup
  • 1 handful of fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp. of vanilla essence
  • 1/2 cup of raw cacao powder

Method: 

Filling:

  • Mix the coconut flakes, coconut cream, vanilla essence and rice malt syrup into a large bowl
  • In a food processor, add 3 tbsp. of coconut oil, 2 tbsp. of the coconut cream water and the coriander and mix until it becomes a smooth consistency
  • Add this mixture to the bowl and using your hands mix all the ingredients until an even consistency is formed.
  • Place mixture onto a dish in your desired shapes and sizes, and freeze for 1 hour.
  • To make the

Chocolate coating:

  • Add cacao powder and remaining 3 tbsp of (melted) coconut oil into a bowl and mix. I added some filtered water until a light creamy consistency was formed.
  • Add the remaining 1 tbsp. of vanilla essence and if you want a bit of extra sweetness, some extra rice malt syrup.
  • Dip the frozen slices and cool to set.

Super simple and delicious!!!! Now, for those who are not a fan of coriander, you actually can’t really taste it, so you can still enjoy all the health benefits without the strong flavour. If you want to taste it more, I suggest go nuts and add as much of this green goodness as your heart and taste buds desire!

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