Aug 2, 2010

College, Cake, and Coconut Ice Cream

I'm on my break at work munching away on a big bowl of salad and thought "Hey! I could get a head start on my blog for tonight!" and so...

After 2weeks of feeling shit - emotionally, physically, spiritually - I can now say that I feel like I'm back on track and its feels FANTASTIC! I've got ENERGY, I've set GOALS, the SUN IN SHINING, and I feel on top of the world!

This weekend just gone I was at college again for the final Air and Fire components of our Medicine Wheel Life Quality and Design module.

As I've no doubt said before, I LOVE going to college to spend time with the girls in such a supportive, nurturing environment. And as a TREAT for all - with the good old "its my birthday next Wednesday" excuse, I made a big double-decker-raw chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and strawberry jam sandwiched in between... more frosting ontop and berries for decoration. Everyone LOVED it which made me very happy - proof in the pudding with Kara and Megan digging in :)

But as promised, here's the coconut ice cream recipe I made last week.

1 cup cashews
1 1/2 cups water
1/3 cup agave syrup (but next time I wanna try yacon syrup and use less)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups young coconut flesh (from 2-4 coconuts)

Blend it all, then add 1/4 cup melted coconut oil and blend it all again.
Keep it in the fridge til super cold, then churn it through an ice cream maker.

I've just made another batch, and think I'm gonna add cacao nibs THROUGH it so its COCONUT-CHOC-CHIP! MMM!!!
I had some the other night with a chocolate brownie Maya kindly gave me, and sprinkled some cacao nibs and coconut flakes over the top. YUM!

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