coconuts with Chi this summer
As the temperature rises here in the UK we all want something refreshing to ease us into the summer heat. We here at Chi bring to you 5 creative and coconutty ideas to use your Chi and chill out this season.
1.) Summer Coconut Popsicles
Beat the heat with these 100% natural homemade coconut water popsicles! Add in some fresh fruit to get a serving of your five a day. Stick your popsicles in the freezer, wait 8 hours or overnight and enjoy your frozen lolly. Check out the recipe here.
2.) Coconut Raspberry Ice Cream
What better way to cool down this summer than this decadent looking Coconut raspberry ice cream! This DIY frozen treat is delicious, free from dairy, refined sugars and vegan friendly! Get the recipe here.
3.) Watermelon Coconut Summer Slushie
Skip the artificial colours and flavours and added sugars and chill out with this healthy DIY Watermelon Coconut slushie cooler. Full recipe here.
4.) Coconut Acai Bowl
Use coconut milk in your next acai bowl for a coconutty spin! You could also step up your topping game with some added coconut flakes or fresh berries for an added fibre and antioxidant boost! To get the recipe click here.
5.) Maple Iced Coconut Coffee
Kick start your morning and get your daily caffeine fix with this chilled Maple Coconut Coffee. The maple twist in your morning coffee will surely be a sweet start to your morning. Full recipe here.
Smoothie bowls are the new breakfast trend for a good reason. They are full of nutrients and they give you the energy needed for your morning. You might have seen on Instagram beautiful pictures of colourful smoothie bowls, so why don’t you try to make one? Smoothie bowls are thicker than a regular smoothie. All you have to do is to put less liquid and play with your favourite toppings! But be careful, you need to use healthy ingredients because your smoothie can become unhealthy quickly. Here is what you have to put in your smoothie bowls:
Protein Yogurt Kefir Protein Powder
Fat Coconut milk Avocado Nut butters
Superfood Blueberries Acai Goji Berries Almond Maca Powder
Fibre Flax seed Chia seed Hemp
Super Green smoothie bowl
Simple SUPER green smoothie bowls packed with tons of greens and customizable toppings! The healthiest and easiest way to turn a smoothie into a meal. Recipe Minimalist Baker.
Vegan berry crunchy smoothie bowl
An antioxidant rich blend of mixed berries, banana, kale chia seeds and almond milk … A creamy goodness. Recipe Domesticate Me.
Chia seed Berry Coconut smoothie bowl
Berries and coconut milk make the perfect combination. The acidity in the fruit melts into the creaminess of coconut milk, resulting in a smooth, velvety smoothie bowl. Recipe Detoxdiy.
Green Tea Lime Pie
The flavour is inspired by the popular Key Lime Pie, but with a green tea twist. Recipe Oh She Glows.
Dragon fruit smoothie bowl
You’ll love scooping up a bite of smoothie with a little crunchy granola and a little bit of fresh fruit. Recipe Keep’In It Kind.
We think National Breakfast Week might just be our favourite week of the year! If you’ve been following us on Instagram, then you’ll know why, as this week we’ve been whipping up some healthy breakfasts that are not only delicious, but nutritious too.
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and we believe that it should NEVER be boring. So check out our recipes below, and wow your loved ones this weekend with a tasty breakfast. (You can thank us later!)
Raw Cacao Pops aka “Healthy Coco Pops”
Makes 4/5 servings
400g Raw Sprouted Buckweat (we used Planet Organic’s)
2 tbsp Chi Coconut Oil (melted)
2 tbsp cacao powder
2 tsp baobab or lucuma (we used Aduna Baobab)
2 tbsp maple syrup
2 tbsp cacao nibs
Mix coconut oil and buckwheat in a large bowl. Add the cacao powder and baobab, and stir to ensure the buckwheat is evenly coated. (Optional: add maple syrup to taste, and cacao nibs for extra goodness and crunch.)
Serve with chopped bananas and a generous splash of Chi 100% Dairy Free Coconut Milk
(Tip: store the remainder of your cacao pops in a clean and empty coconut oil jar, or your leftover buckwheat pouch. We love recycling!)
Chi Chocolate Porridge
Makes 2 servings
500ml Chi Chocolate Coconut Milk
2 bananas (mashed)
1 cup porridge oats
1 tsp baobab
1 tbsp cacao nibs
Handful goji berries
Add the porridge oats, mashed bananas and Chi Chocolate Coconut Milk to a pan, and stir over a medium heat. Once the mixture starts to bubble, add the baobab and goji berries. Reduce the heat and allow to simmer for 5 minutes. Serve with a sprinkling of cacao nibs, and enjoy!
Salted Caramel Pancakes by Liftus Fitness
50g gluten free flour
1 scoop protein powder (we used white choc BULK POWDERS)
10ml salted caramel Jordans skinny syrup
1 egg white
50ml Chi Coconut Milk (may need more depending how thick protein powder is)
Blend all ingredients together, and cook in Chi Coconut Oil
For the sauce:
1 tsp Chi Coconut Oil, 1 tsp peanut butter, 20ml salted caramel syrup – heat on a low heat keep stirring! Then, in 5 ml salted caramel syrup and 1/2 tsp coconut oil fry your bananas.
Serve with sauce and bananas on top, and a sprinkle of hemp seeds.
Next week, Chi will be supporting the launch of Lisa Roukin‘s amazing new cookbook My Relationship with Food. Lisa is a passionate, cordon bleu chef who enjoys creating healthy, gluten-free free recipes, that often contain little to no refined sugars or dairy products.
Lisa uses plenty of coconut products in her cookbook, and has been kind enough to share her Coconut Porridge recipe with us. This warming bowl of coconutty goodness makes for the perfect, healthy winter breakfast. Lisa says, “this is a must try porridge. It’s healthy, nutritious, and a good source of potassium, not just from the banana but also from the coconut water. The oats in porridge help to lower cholesterol levels if eaten regularly over a sustained period of time, and are a good source of fibre and protein.” Lisa also suggests experimenting with different toppings like chia seeds, blueberries, strawberries or cashew butter. Yum!
Benefits of porridge oats:
Slow release energy – Porridge oats have a very low Glycaemic Index, which means they are slowly absorbed into the body’s blood stream. This not only gives a long gradual release of energy and helps keep your blood sugar levels stable but it also keeps you full much longer than other breakfasts.
Packed full of goodness – Porridge oats contain many vitamins and minerals, as well as fibre and calcium.
High in protein – Porridge has the highest protein content of any cereal. It’s oats contain around 10g of protein for each 100g serving.
Coconut Porridge Recipe
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
1-pint Chi Coconut Water
80g porridge oats fine or rolled
1 large handful toasted coconut chips
- Place the coconut water and oats in a non-stick saucepan bring to boil, stirring often, then simmer for 3 minutes, occasionally stirring, leave to sit for 1 minute of the heat
- Toast your coconut chips, in a dry frying pan
- Serve with toasted coconut chips, sliced banana and cinnamon and touch of agave syrup if required
In a rush? We also love…
Don’t have time to whip up a hot, healthy brekky? Introducing Oats + Chia. This tiny, tasty packet is full of goodness and contains wholegrain oats, sun ripened chia seeds, high quality fruit and virgin coconut oil (yay!). Just add hot water!
Nairn’s Muesli Competition
To celebrate the launch of our 100% Natural Coconut Milk we have partnered with Nairn’s to bring you a delicious and nourishing breakfast. For your chance to get your hands on some brand new Chi 100% Natural Coconut Milk and Nairn’s Gluten Free Oat Muesli simply follow @Chicocowater on twitter and RT the competition post.
Terms and conditions:
To enter, you must follow @Chicocowater on Twitter and RT the competition post
The prize package consists of: 1 x Chi 100% Natural Coconut Milk and 1 x Nairn’s Gluten Free Oat Muesli
The competition is only open to UK residents
One winner will be selected at random
If the winner hasn’t responded within 48 hours another winner will be selected
Chi and Nairn’s take no responsibility for lost, delayed or damaged prizes
In events outside of the promoters (Chi and Nairn’s) control, they reserve the right to offer alternative prizes
The competition closes at 4pm on 23.10.14