Everyone wishes they could eat clean and healthy all the time, but it’s not always that easy. There are times when you simply get the urge to indulge in something refreshing or sweet. There’s nothing more tempting than a glorious bowl of ice cream, a slice of chocolate cake, or a sugary fruit juice or lemonade.
But if you’re following a strict Paleo diet, then you can’t give in to these high-sugar foods.
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Instead of loading up your body with sugar and empty carbs, why not settle on a delicious yet healthy dessert alternative? Here’s one that you’ll surely love: Lemon Coconut Pudding.
This Creamy Pudding Recipe Is Healthy AND Delicious
This tropical-inspired dessert from the book Healthy Recipes for Your Nutritional Type, by Dr. Joseph Mercola, is not just loaded with flavor, but also brimming with health benefits. For one, it uses young coconuts, which are a nutritional powerhouse containing fiber, electrolytes, and lauric acid.
When buying coconuts, look for young, green varieties that have soft, gel-like meat. Try shaking the fruit – it should be heavy, without a swishy sound, since that can indicate more coconut water than meat.
Another health boon of this recipe is the lemons. Everyone knows that lemons are high in vitamin C, but did you know that they also contain health-promoting antioxidants called flavonoids? In addition, lemons are also a great source of fiber. Look for shiny, bright yellow lemons that are thick-skinned and heavy for their size, as these have more juice.
Lastly, this recipe uses natural sugar substitutes like stevia and raw honey instead of refined sugar.
Lemon Coconut Pudding Recipe
This recipe makes six servings.
Tip: You can serve this immediately, but you can also chill it in the fridge for a couple of hours for a frozen sweet treat!
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Try this simple but deliciously sweet and healthy dessert idea today. Better yet, share it with your friends and family – they will surely be impressed with your dessert-making skills!
Elaine Ferrer writes for Mercola.com. She has written extensive articles on natural health and supplements like probiotics and colloidal silver. She is now researching healthy eating and diet trends, which goes well with her passion for cooking. She loves experimenting in the kitchen and cooking wholesome homemade meals from scratch.