Coconut Concentrate

Sometimes I feel that following an AIP/Paleo diet is a bit overwhelming. It’s not like you can go to the store and pick up AIP friendly items. Going to the grocery store sometimes its a hassle, not reading the labels is not an option for me. And as a rule of thumb, I stick to the produce section, for the most part things found in the produce section are safe to consume.

As I mentioned on my Olive-Avocado Dressing, I crave salads but salads without dressings are just not the same. So I started looking for AIP friendly dressings and a lot of them (at least the ones I found) call for coconut concentrate as the dairy substitute. So I decided to make some.

Making it is simple enough and it doesn’t go bad for a few months, so you can make a good amount of it and store it until you need it.

Coconut Concentrate

This recipe is from The Autoimmune Paleo Cookbook.

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Ingredients

  • 4 cups dried, fine shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • sea salt to taste

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Instructions

  • Place the coconut flakes, coconut oil, and salt in the blender
  • Process on high speed, while pushing down with a tamper. Process for about a minute at a time, taking breaks so as to not overheat the motor. After 5 to 10 minutes, you should be left with a thick, creamy paste.
  • pour into a glass jar.

Keeps well at room temperature for a few months.

Thanks for reading!

The Hungry Pea

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