10 Amazing Recipes for Coconut Fans

Intuitive eating
Plant-based diets
sliced coconut

We all know someone who has completely embraced coconut with unconditional love. For its virtues? Not necessarily... We don't believe there are any miraculous properties in coconut. In fact, we shouldn't attribute magical powers to food, but rather focus on our overall diet. So, for its distinctive, sweet, and versatile flavor, let's embrace it cheerfully!

  • Coconut is cultivated in the tropics, but here in North America, we consume it in various forms:
  • Shredded coconut (sweetened or unsweetened) 
  • Sliced coconut (flavored or unflavored) 
  • Frozen coconut chunks 
  • Coconut milk, made from crushed pulp and water 
  • Coconut water, naturally found inside the fruit

Immerse yourself in exoticism with these 10 recipes that will captivate any coconut enthusiast.

1. Coconut Green Smoothie

So trendy! Use coconut kefir or Greek yogurt in this gorgeous green smoothie recipe for a complete post-workout snack. The recipe goes as follows:

  • Spinach (fresh or frozen) 
  • Strawberries (fresh or frozen) 
  • Banana 
  • Coconut kefir or Greek yogurt 
  • Water Maple syrup (to taste)

smoothie vert à la noix de coco

2. Coconut Bark

Make it into a coconut bark to counteract that afternoon sweet craving. Combine the following in a bowl:

  • 1/3 cup of coconut oil 
  • 1 can of coconut cream 
  • Natural vanilla extract

Then spread it on a baking sheet and add a delightful topping:

  • Dried mango
  • Coconut flakes

One hour in the fridge and you're all set!

plaque à briser aux fruits

3. Sports Drink

Since it contains a significant amount of electrolytes, coconut water can be used as a sports drink. Goodbye to chemical beverages, and welcome to naturally marvelous coconut water! Just make sure to add a pinch of table salt (only 0.5 ml to 1 ml for 1L of coconut water) to achieve the ideal sodium concentration.

Femmes avec écouteurs qui boit une boisson durant son entrainement

4. Coconut Whipped Cream

I apologize if you're now addicted!

crème fouettée dans une pâte feuilletée

5. Crispy Coconut Fingers

These chicken strips have been coated in a coconut breading. And they'll be ready in less than half an hour! Excellent to serve with a spicy sauce and a quick coleslaw for a complete meal.

lanières de poulets croustillants avec panure à la noix de coco

6. Glorious Muffins

Stock up on these glorious muffins for busy mornings. Rich in fiber, they are worthy of a nutritionist-approved breakfast!

muffins à la noix de coco saupoudrer au sucre

7. Nourishing Piña Colada Bowl

A nourishing breakfast bowl that tastes like a piña colada, now that's a great way to start the day!

bol smoothie à la mangue et à la noix de coco style pina colada

8. Slow Cooker Coconut Chicken

Coconut milk also works well in savory/spicy meals! Enjoy its versatility by cooking this classic Indian dish.

riz avec poulet noix de coco à la mijoteuse

Chia Pudding

When allowed to sit in liquid, chia seeds swell and thicken the mixture. Try this original chia pudding with tropical flavors.

pouding au chia avec bleuets, fraises et menthe fraîche

Lime and Coconut Quinoa

Cook quinoa (1 cup) in coconut milk (1 can), along with the juice and zest of two limes. A perfect, creamy side dish to change up your routine! Great in poke bowls, as a meal salad, or simply as a side.

quinoa avec tomates, oignons, menthe fraîche, citron, lime et noix de coco

Bonus: Try the Mini Coconut-Banana-Chia Allergen-Free Patties

Bon appétit!

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist