CHOCOLATE COCONUT CREAM

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I don’t know about you guys, but I get sick of always wanting something sweet at night!  It makes it so hard sometimes to stay on track.  So I’ve been reading a lot about high fat diets and healthy fats and how they can really help curb your appetite and make you more satisfied.

So I created something SO delicious with Better Body Foods products.  This is totally sugar free and sweetened with Monk Fruit.  I put them in these little glass containers to store in my fridge, so you can honestly put it in whatever you’d like.  It makes about 6 servings.   What we’ve been doing is eating it with raspberries and whipped cream.  It REALLY helps the sugar cravings at night.  Totally feel completely satisfied after eating it.  You can add it to whatever you’d like, or just eat a few bites plain whenever you feel you need it!  

I’m going to be eating this a lot for sure when I’m trying to lose this baby weight! 

WHAT YOU NEED.

DIRECTIONS

  • In a saucepan add in coconut milk, and monk fruit, then bring to medium heat and stir.  Let that simmer a couple mins.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the egg yolks. Then reduce to medium heat and mix in xantham gum.
  • Then slowly whisk in the egg yolks into the coconut milk mixture.
  • Add in the cacao powder slowly whisking in and cook until it thickens. About 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in coconut oil and vanilla extract. 
  • Then pour into dessert cups, jars, whatever you want to store it in.  Then let it sit for 2-3 hours in the fridge before eating.
  • Once ready to eat, mix in some nuts, fruit and whipped cream!  I use about 3 tbsp of the mix, add in berries and top with whipped cream for a late night treat!  I’m telling you its THE BEST way to curb the appetite and make you feel satisfied!  Even Oaksies LOVES it. So kid approved there!

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Let me know if you have any questions about the recipe!  Hope you love it, in the meantime be sure to check out Better Body Foods, for your one stop shop to all the baking and cooking essentials!

xox,

SARA LYNN

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BRIDAL BRUNCH SHOWER ON A BUDGET

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I threw this shower for my sister last Summer and it ended up being so cute, sweet and simple, but looks fancy!  I wanted to give her something to remember all while sticking within the budget of course.  I hopped on Etsy and got these cute little doughnut treat bags for a little detail and customization to the shower.  Her name and wedding date was on them.   Breaking down how to organize and come up with the theme and what to get next.

  1. COME UP WITH A THEME.  This one was a Bridal Brunch, having it in the early afternoon and obviously breakfast/brunch foods.  We went with doughnuts that were the color of her wedding, a bagel bar, fruit kabobs, mimosas and made a cute “Mimosa Bar”  , and of course Jojos Chocolate bars & rose because why not.  SO simple and sweet.  
  2. DO IT IN HER COLORS. Throw the shower in her wedding colors.  I contacted the florist she was having do her wedding and had her made a eucalyptus garland like she is for her wedding, and put that across the food table.   Then I went and bought a bouquet of pink roses and scattered that across the table.  Her colors were blush with more greenery vibe. 
  3. MAKE IT FANCY.  without costing a ton!  I borrowed all of the nice plates from a friends mom, the cake holders, plates etc.  Everything to hold the food.  You can also rent them from a wedding rental place thats local to you.  Or I’ll link some for you below if you feel like investing in them!  They actually really come in handy.  I’ve already used these plates for several parties, so it’s worth it if you throw lots of parties.   My friend also brought in her rug from her house, nice chair, nice bench and we threw pillows all over the place to make it look cozy.  We used EVERYTHING from our homes. 

Do those 3 things when planning a party and she’ll absolutely love it and it always looks more expensive than it was!  

DESSERT PLATE, DESSERT DISPLAY, BOWL FOR ROSE

 

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So I just got two paper towel holders and stuck the bagels on those to display, then had the toppings to the side with the cream cheeses in little bowls. 

TABLE, WHITE LINEN TABLE CLOTH, MIMOSA GLASSES, GLASS WATER DISPENSER,

BAGEL DISPLAY HOLDERS

MIMOSA BAR SIGN, FRAME, VASE FOR FLOWERS, ACCENT CHAIR, THROWS, PILLOWS, MORE PILLOWS, ACCENT TABLE

Hope you found this post helpful, and it helps you with the bridal shower you want to throw, or any party for that matter!  Feel free to reach out if you have any questions!

xoxo,

SARA LYNN

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