Coconut and Currant Spread is a delicious and nutritious sweet treat will be just enough to curb your sugar cravings. Coconut is full of healthy fats, but these are the fats we want in our diets. These fats can boost fat burning and provide your body and brain with quick energy. It can also raise the good HDL cholesterol in your blood, which is linked to reduced risk of heart disease.
It is important we cut out all saturated fats from our diets, as these can lead to disease and obesity. Currants are a great source of vitamin C, antioxidants and anthocyanins. These can help strength your immune system, soothe sore throats, and ease flu symptoms.
It’s important to have treats or things we enjoy in our diets so that we are not depriving ourselves, however continuing to be mindful and having balance in everything will promote an optimum health and lifestyle. This Coconut and Currant Spread recipe is great because you only need a little to have a nice treat. Spread on a healthy cracker, low GI bread, apple slices or celery sticks. You could even mix a teaspoon of this recipe into some warm oatmeal for a great start to you day.
1 cup currants
½ cup water
1/3 cup of shredded or desiccated coconut
Place currants and water in a saucepan, simmer on low heat for 15-20 minutes
Transfer the mixture into a blender or food processor. Add coconut and process until evenly mixed and finely chopped.
Enjoy on some healthy bread or fruit snacks!
Energy 272 kJ (65 Cal)
Protein 1g (4%)
Carbohydrates 10g (67%)
Fat 2g (29%)
Share this delicious recipe with some friends next time you have a gathering!