Blueberries with Coconut Butter (Serves 1)
Not knowing any better, I burned several tablespoons of coconut butter trying to melt it in my wok before I did a little reading and discovered that coconut butter is a blend of pureed coconut meat that is designed for eating, not cooking. I started eating a spoonful as a snack every once in a while, but am not a big snacker, so it took me several months to eat my first jar. Then two things happened:
1) I read The Perfect Health Diet by Paul Jaminet, Ph.D. and Shou-Ching Shih Jaminet, Ph.D., which recommends getting 65 percent of your calories from fats (find book in my online Store). The book inspired me to eat more fat.
2) I mixed fresh blueberries and warm coconut butter together.
Over the past few weeks I have been eating a small bowl of blueberries and coconut butter as my first meal of the day almost every day. Blueberries are in season and cheaper than ever and coconut butter is an excellent source of good fat, but mostly I am hooked on the taste of blueberries with coconut butter.
Prep and cook time: 2-3 minutes
Directions: Rinse blueberries and add as many as you want to a small bowl. Add a tablespoon or two of coconut butter to the bowl of blueberries. Heat blueberries and coconut butter in a microwave oven for 30 seconds. If your coconut butter was firm, you might need to microwave it 45 seconds, but if you let it go 60 seconds, the blueberries will pop and you will have blueberry mush with coconut butter. It still tastes good, but the texture of whole blueberries is nicer to eat.
Notes: The Perfect Health Diet is a clear, scientifically grounded explanation of what we should and should not be eating that has inspired me to fine tune my diet. It joins The Paleo Solution by Robb Wolf (also in my Store) and the work of Dallas and Melissa Hartwig at whole9life.com as the intellectual inspiration of the recipes on this site.
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