Oh wow. WOW. I just had my first tastes of Nikki’s Coconut Butters offered by The Natural Health Advocates. WHERE HAVE THEY BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!?!?! I love everything chocolate, and the Chocolate Hazelnut Brownie is amazing right off the spoon. AMAZING. I then thought, there’s no way the Cake Batter can be better than that. They are now tied for first place. The Cake Batter just melted in my mouth. (It was reminiscent of something with powdered sugar in it, with how it seemed to melt! But no powdered sugar here, Cake Batter is sweetened with honey.) Every single Nikki’s Coconut Butter flavor is made of pure, real-food ingredients. Rest assured that if they did have any questionable ingredients, they would not even be offered by The Natural Health Advocates! Mark and Lisa Drury hand pick every single product in their store.
(Just so you know, I am writing this part of the blog post almost immediately upon trying my first bites of these Nikki’s Coconut Butters! They inspired me so much I needed to write about them right away! Hoping that the next paragraph will be a report of doing other things besides just eating bites off the spoon…)
Yay! I did other things besides eating it off the spoon! (Although, eating it off the spoon is still my favorite!) Did you catch Lisa’s post on The Natural Health Advocate’s FaceBook page on Thursday morning? It was chilly here, and she made an amazing, rich hot cocoa. Just in case you missed it, here’s the recipe…
10 oz. of unsweetened almond milk warmed…not to boiling
1 heaping teaspoon of Earth Circle Organics Raw Balinese Cocoa Powder
1 tablespoon of Nikki’s Vanilla Cake Batter Coconut Butter
1 lovely mug that makes you smile:0)
I am loving a heaping spoonful in my otherwise black coffee, blended in my blender until frothy. Yummmm. Tisano’s Cacao Tea mixed with some Cake Batter Coconut Butter is PERFECTION.
Here’s another idea, inspired by the blog My Whole Food Life. Nikki’s Coconut Butter Truffles. If your Nikki’s Coconut Butter is soft, put it in the fridge for it to become more solid. Spoon out little “balls” of the coconut butter onto a plate (mine were ball-like), then stick it back into the fridge for a little bit. Meanwhile, melt one or two Vintage Plantations 90% or 75% Dark Chocolate bars in a double boiler, and I like to add a little bit of Blue Breeze Coconut Oil to that, and stir as it melts. (The coconut oil will help firm it up when the finished truffles are refrigerated again.) Remove the coconut butter round-ish shapes from the fridge, and dip them into the melted chocolate with a double-pronged fork, then back into the fridge! Nikki’s Coconut Butter Truffles!!! See picture at top. (Mmmm….can you imagine using the food processor to add in some fresh strawberries to the Nikki’s Coconut Butter to make strawberry truffles? Or chocolate strawberry truffles? Or orange truffles?) What flavor combinations would you want to try? And please note. (a) I am NOT a food photographer. Obviously. (b) The ones I made were tiny, but powerfully decadent! Watch out, what a treat!
So here’s what I think you should do. You should probably order at least 2 jars. OK, maybe 1, but I think 2. At least. Maybe 3.
And then you take a look at the other products offered by The Natural Health Advocates, such as Vintage Plantations Chocolate Bars and Blue Breeze Coconut Oil to make those amazing truffles. Have a fun day away at the beach coming up? Out shopping with friends? Add some Nick’s Sticks, an awesome protein-filled and portable grass-fed beef protein source, to your cart! Don’t forget some freeze-dried fruit from Just Tomatoes. Or if you have never tried the awesome power food of Fermented Cod Liver Oil, throw a bottle of the orange-flavored capsules in there. But whatever you do, pick a few Nikki’s Coconut Butters and then fill up your cart with over $49 with other items, because FREE SHIPPING for orders over $49, remember??
Until next time,
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