For once, I actually don’t all that much to say. This weekend I took the SAT, got my nails done for prom, studied for finals, went grocery shopping for the week, and practiced a lot of yoga. Am I becoming a little too predictatable? Studying + fooding (yes, I just made that verb up; work with me here!) + yogaing is basically my life. Not that I’m complaining, surely not.
Oh hey, scratch that not having much to say thing. Who was I kidding? I just remembered what we must talk about today. And when I say must, I mean must. Two words, my friends:
Dear Artisana, I love you, but my wallet does not. You tempt me like no other and make me do crazy things like eat you straight out of the jar with a spoon. Or a finger. Because let’s be honest, there’s really no other way. I like to go with the one spoonful for the baked good/oatmeal/etc., two
spoonfuls fingerfuls for me rule. And while we’re on the subject, Artisana, have you ever considered making a swimming pool and filling it with luscious coconut butter? I know I have. Wait, where was I again? Oh yeah…
That’s true love right there. But what’s a girl to do when this happens?
Tragedy, I know.
She’s got to make her own, that’s what. Whether you have the coconut butter blues (check!), the I-need-coconut-butter-NOW syndrome (check!), don’t want to give your right kidney and first born child to pay for a jar that you use up to quickly to justify (check!), or just plain can’t get coconut butter in your area, this recipe is for you.
Do yourself a favor and make some coconut butter as soon as you can. Don’t worry, I’ll wait. I’m not even kidding when I say coconut butter changed my life. It helped me view fueling my body and mind in such a different way. But I won’t get into that now since I know you just want the recipe (if it can even be called one—it’s so simple!). I can’t blame you, though; I want to go make more just thinking about it!
Homemade Raw Coconut Butter
makes ~1/2-3/4 cup
- 2 cups unsweetened un-sulfered shredded coconut
- Place coconut in a food processor. Process until smooth and liquid-y (consistency will vary based on temperature, but it should be like silky like butter), ~10-15 minutes. Make sure to stop the motor ever once and awhile to let the motor rest while you scrape down the sides.