Who doesn’t like sweets that are low in sugar, provide health benefits, and taste great?! We know your dentist and your doctor will be a fan of this recipe. We’re all about treats that are good for both body and teeth. Given that September is Fruit and Veggies – More Matters Month, what better way to celebrate than with this no-sugar added coconut pudding recipe? The health benefits of coconut are extensive and it’s naturally sweet!
Did you know that a coconut is classified as a fruit even though the word “nut” is in its name? The coconut and coconut milk used in this recipe have many health benefits. Coconuts are filled with several vitamins and minerals we need. They also contain “MCT fats,” which benefit weight loss, body composition and metabolism. It’s important to remember that coconut is high in calories, as well as those healthy fats. As with most things, eating in moderation is always recommended.
Grab a handful of ingredients below and follow along as we explain this quick and easy-to-make, tooth-friendly recipe that is friendly to many popular diets including Keto, Mediterranean, and Atkins.
- 27 ounces Coconut milk unsweetened, canned. (2-13.5 oz cans)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tsp gelatin
- 1 tsp Stevia, Dry or Liquid
- Unsweetened Coconut Flakes
- Seasonal Berries (Optional)
1. Bring coconut milk to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat while stirring consistency to prevent any lumps from forming.
2. Once boiling, reduce heat to a simmer. Add in gelatin a spoonful at a time while stirring. Continue stirring for about 10 minutes until the mixture begins to thicken.
3. After 10 minutes, remove thickened coconut milk from heat and stir in remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust desired level of sweetness with additional Stevia in small amounts.
4. Pour pudding mixture into mason jars or ramekins to set. For a fancier flair, pour into a wine glass or champagne flute to allow pudding to set. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours, overnight). When ready to serve, top with your favorite berries and unsweetened coconut flakes.
Add your favorite sugar-free whipped cream and toppings for some added tooth-friendly decadence. Last step, eat and enjoy!
- Amount Per Serving (4 ounces)
- Calories 242, Calories from Fat 225
- Fat 25g (38% Daily Value)
- Saturated Fat 21g (131% Daily Value)
- Sodium 117mg (5% Daily Value)
- Carbohydrates 3g (1% Daily Value)
- Protein 3g (6% Daily Value)
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