{Healthy} Coconut “Ambrosia” Salad

{Healthier} Coconut "Ambrosia" Salad

 AMBROSIA.  I can’t figure out whether that’s a beautiful word or one that conjures up images of a sickly sweet salad filled with canned fruit served alongside some spam & olive loaf.  Well, for the case of this post, let’s lean more towards just a beautiful word because it doesn’t really have anything in common with a traditional ambrosia salad other than the fact that it has fruit and it’s creamy.

{Healthier} Coconut Ambrosia Salad

I made some coconut whipped cream a few days ago to serve with some of KARI’S AMAZING BANANA CAKE, so I had some leftover in the fridge.  As a snack yesterday I ate some with some fruit and granola and the flavors were so good I thought it deserved to become an actual salad. With a post. And a recipe.  Ok, maybe not a recipe because its just too damn easy.

{Healthier} Coconut Ambrosia Salad

You can use whatever fruit you have on hand, I used mango, grapes & blueberries.  You could use pears, apples, oranges, strawberries, raspberries, peaches anything your little heart desires.

{Healthier} Coconut Ambrosia Salad

So it took me a while to finally make some of this coconut whipped cream everyone is talking about.  I’ve been wanting to try it for a while but I guess I don’t eat a lot of stuff that deserves whipped cream.  My desserts usually consist of a few pieces of dark chocolate and unfortunately that doesn’t really scream whipped cream.  If you haven’t heard of it, you basically just whip some coconut cream (that solid stuff on the top of coconut milk) until its all creamy and whipped.  You can follow this recipe.

{Healthier} Coconut Ambrosia Salad

This would make a fantastic snack, breakfast or even dessert.

So I’m not going to post a recipe because this is seriously ALL YOU DO:

•  Make coconut whipped cream

•  Cut up fruit and mix it together in a bowl

•  Stir fruit with coconut whipped cream and shredded coconut

•  Top with granola (optional)

Enjoy!

 

WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY:

Iced coffee highs.

coffee

I would be in trouble if I had a morning commute that went by a Starbucks.  I absolutely love iced coffee in the summer but have yet to master the art of making a good one at home.  They totally have more caffeine in them right?  After I have an iced coffee, I’m ready to conquer the world.  I was literally bouncing in my chair while I was working this morning, I got SO much done.  We used to have this little coffee shop near my college that made these iced coffees called Chipi’s that basically tasted like melted coffee ice cream with 50 times the amount of caffeine of a regular coffee, mixed with a little crack, oh and did I mention caffeine?  I don’t do drugs but I actually felt that I was under the influence after one of those,  I’m pretty sure I could actually walk up walls after drinking a Chipi.  I still have no idea what’s in them but I’m pretty sure I don’t want to know.

 

 

 

One Response to {Healthy} Coconut “Ambrosia” Salad

  1. […] egg & salsa scramble.  I also had a little fruit salad with coconut whipped cream like this healthy ambrosia salad I’ve made in the past.  Last night we were going to a Crossfit beach workout/community BBQ […]

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