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2 Layer Vanilla Goji Parfait

Vanilla Goji Parfait

Hi Ya’ll,

I’m back from my travels and have a video to share… it’s a little late because it’s the recipe from my May submission to 80 Percent Raw. Enjoy this easy dessert recipe in which I use chia gel, coconut meat and coconut water as the base. I’m a big fan of chia seeds and they’re not only really healthy but they also work very well as a thickener in dessert recipes. I often use chia gel as a substitute for Irish moss. Have fun with the recipe and let me know what you think.

  • 1/2 C Young Thai coconut meat
  • 1 C coconut water
  • 1/4 C palm sugar
  • 1/2 C water – for soaking chia
  • 2 T chia seeds
  • .5 oz cacao butter / 2 T
  • 2 vanilla beans – scraped or 2 t of extract
  • 2 T lucuma
  • 2 T goji berries – soaked
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  1. Start by placing the chia seed in a small jar or bowl and covering them with a 1/2 Cup of water. Stir the mixture and allow to sit for at least 20 minutes.
  2. Add the coconut water, chia gel and palm sugar to the blender. Blend smooth.
  3. Add the coconut meat and a pinch of salt to the blender and blend smooth.
  4. Pour half of the mixture into a separate container.
  5. Split and scrape vanilla beans or use 2 t of extract. Add to blender along with cacao butter.
  6. Blend smooth. You can warm cacao butter in the dehydrator to help it to mix evenly.
  7. Pour cacao butter vanilla mixture into glasses.
  8. Add a layer of gojis or cacao nibs to the top.
  9. Place glasses in the freezer to set for 1 hour.
  10. Continue by adding the remaining mixture to the blender and adding the lucuma, cinnamon and soaked goji berries. Blend smooth.
  11. Layer goji lucuma mixture on top of the chilled cacao butter vanilla mixture.
  12. Chill in the refrigerator or freezer before serving.
  13. Decorate with gojis, cacao nibs or fresh berries.
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Coconut Cracking

Young Thai Coconut

For those of you out there curious about opening young Thai coconuts, here’s a little how to video demonstrating the “finesse” technique. Other techniques include the “whacking”, “hacking”, “cracking” and “smacking”… none of which are featured during this video. The Live Food Experience does not take any responsibility for those who sustain injuries while attempting to open a coconut. If attempting to open a coconut for the first time be sure to use a quality sharp knife. Coconuts eat cheap knives for breakfast. Also be sure to have some one standing by un case of a coco-mishap.

If you have a Young Thai Coconut Experience you wish to share, be sure to post it in the comments below.

Be safe, and Keep It Live!