How to Make Honey Coco-Butter
PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 0 MINUTES
1. Start with fresh, unsweetened, dried coconut flakes. Prepare 1.5c coconut butter according to the instructions found here using 4c coconut flakes.
2. Mix coconut butter and honey together.
3. Optionally add saffron, rose petals or a garnish of your choice.
4. Finally, indulge in a teaspoon, or use as a spread. Honey Coco-Butter does not need refrigeration.
How Can This Ayurvedic Recipe Make You Feel Great?
Sweet, soothing Honey Coco Butter is a treat that turns any hum-drum, overcast winter's day into a special occasion. Delectably sweet honey is transformed into a creamy stand-alone dessert by rich coco-butter. Like it right off the spoon!
Boost Your Energy
Feeling tired? Wake up your body with a spoonful of delicious Honey Coco-Butter. This completely natural, whole food is an energy building treat. Coconut's stimulating richness restores your vigor and vitality with a nutty aroma that gratifies the senses. It provides a nourishing alternative to coffee that treats the root cause of exhaustion without the jitters of caffeine!
For centuries, people have swarmed to honey, the nectar of the gods, for its tonic properties. The ancient Greeks used honey to prevent the breakdown of muscles after heavy physical strain, to rebuild strength, virility and to improve endurance. As it helps stimulate the metabolism, honey can even combat low energy in the elderly or those with weak constitutions. You feel renewed vigor as honey raises your heart rate and warms your core. Honey is quickly and efficiently used and absorbed by the body, providing fast relief.
While most nourishing foods depress metabolism, coconut is unusual in its ability to support the thyroid and improve metabolism. Coconut oil contains healthy fats and fatty acids that are quickly and easily absorbed, digested, metabolized and utilized by your body, ideal for nourishing the elderly and those debilitated from disease.
Soften & Sweeten Your Emotions
Coconut has a luxuriant richness that calms you and your liver. Ayurveda suggests that an agitated liver should be moistened with fats and pleased by sweet, delightful aromas like rose petals and coconut. By nature an ambitious organ, the liver falls victim to intense, hot blooded emotions and Pitta internal heat conditions. Coconut replenishes a liver deficient in fats, and has special cooling properties to soothe an overheated liver.
Honey's sweetness is a tonic for a stressed mind. Your most tender, beloved memories are "sweet" and precious, just like this gift from the bees. A taste of honey can make you remember the sweetness of life, bringing perspective to burdensome worries. One taste of Honey Coco-Butter softly reminds you that everything will be fine in the end.
WHY EAT AN AYURVEDIC DIET?
Eating Ayurvedically makes you feel nourished and energized. An Ayurvedic diet is
tailored to your individual body type and the specific imbalances you are working with
at any given time. Foods that supplement your specific body type’s needs and digest
easily create your menu. Watch as you eat less but feel more satisfied because what you
are eating truly nourishes you. Since Ayurveda believes all disease begins in the digestive
tract, food is your first medicine. By eating a healthy diet that’s ideal for your body, you
experience optimal health.
Is Honey Coco-Butter Good for My Ayurvedic Diet?
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Increases These Qualities (Gunas)
Functional Ayurveda helps you assess imbalances through 20 main characteristics
Aggravating these characteristics weakens your body and causes imbalance.
By knowing which characteristics are habitually imbalanced in your body, you will be able to identify and correct imbalances before you get sick.
Every characteristic has an opposite which balances it (i.e. hot balances cold).
You restore balance by favoring diet and lifestyle choices that increase the opposite characteristic.
ABOUT MOBILE GUNA
Mobile refers to anything that stimulates the nervous system, muscles, or activity.
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ABOUT CLEAR GUNA
Clear refers to anything that cleanses or flushes out wastes, or that digests ama.
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ABOUT HEAVY GUNA
Heavy is identified by sedation, sluggishness, or increased weight.
LEARN MORE ABOUT HEAVY
The 6 Tastes
Taste is used to sense the most basic properties and effects of food.
Each taste has a specific medicinal effect on your body.
Cravings for food with certain tastes indicate your body is craving specific medicinal results from food.
Taste is experienced on the tongue and represents your body's reaction to foods.
Sweet taste causes physical satisfaction and attraction whereas bitter taste causes discomfort and aversion.
Kapha should use less sweet taste while Vata and Pitta would benefit from using more sweet taste.
One of the first signs of illness is that your taste and appetite for food changes.
The six tastes are sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent.
Do you crave foods with any of the tastes below?
ABOUT SWEET GUNA
Sweet refers to anything builds tissue, including macronutrients such as carbohydrates, proteins and fats.
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The Three Doshas / Body Types
People tend to get sick, over and over again, due to similar causes and habitual imbalances that are unique to the person.
Your body type summarizes this tendency, showing you the 'type' of conditions and imbalances that frequently challenge your health & wellness.
Using body type, you can also identify remedies likely to improve your strength and resiliency.
Your body type identifies physical and mental characteristics as well as your personal strengths and weaknesses.
The calculation of your body type is based on your medical history.
The 3 functional body types
are Catabolic (Vata), Metabolic (Pitta), and Anabolic (Kapha).
Catabolic individuals tend to break down body mass into energy.
Metabolic individuals tend to burn or use energy.
Anabolic individuals tend to store energy as body mass.
Catabolic people tend to be easily stimulated, hyperactive, underweight and dry.
Metabolic people tend to be rosy-cheeked, easily irritated, focused, driven, and easily inflamed.
Anabolic people are heavy, stable and grounded, but if they store too much energy, they could gain weight easily and have congestion.
HAS THE FOLLOWING
Ojas is the essence of healthy tissue, immunity, stable energy and happiness. Substances that improve ojas are recommended after long-term illness, debility, emotional and physical trauma, and even sadness.
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Sattvic foods promote awareness and a refreshed mind by nourishing the body without taxing digestion. Sattvic foods do not stimulate desire or nervous energy. They create clarity instead of drowsiness or heaviness.
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Experiences are Personal
Experiences vary according to the person and constitution. Individual results may vary.
The list of actions below has not be approved by the FDA and should not be used to treat a medical condition.
Energy Vitality Strength:
A tonic herb strengthens tissue, often restoring healthy function. Tonics usually target a specific organ, tissue, or system ie: brain, muscle or respiratory tonic.
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Heart & Circulation:
An herb or substance that strongly cools the body. Can be helpful in cases of heat conditions.
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An herb that produces more blood cells in the body or otherwise strengthens blood. Helpful for anemia and other types of deficiency.
LEARN MORE ABOUT BLOOD-TONIC
Mind, Stress & Sleep:
An herb that strengthens the brain, thereby improves either mental function, stamina, or stability.
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About the Author
John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a
healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda.
His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful.
His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week
provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands.
John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda
, which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition.
John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food
John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia.
John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion.
John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing.
In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.
John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots,
and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church.
Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick.
That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.
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I just find this recipe so easy to make, and so yummy to eat!
Ha, that's funny. I just thought out something like that, after I consulted with an Ayurvedic doctor (who said: no sweet except honey, no dairy for a while). What I did was 1 spoon honey, 2 spoons coconut flakes, 1/2 spoon carob powder. Mixed together with a spoon it was a nice little sweet dessert. So now I'm definitely going to try this butter with different flavourings. So thanks John!
- Riemke, Enschede, MO 09-19-13
What would you eat this? On bread? Can you please give me some ideas. Oh and what would be a good alternative to Honey? Something that is vata/pita friendly? Maple syrup?
- Marcella, Huntington beach, CA 09-19-13
Coconut flakes are the same as coconut shavings. They can be found in most grocery stores. Be sure to avoid pre-sweetened flakes. This preparation does not need refrigeration.
Use the same way you would honey, as a spread, or straight from the jar (in small quantities).
Delicious! So easy to prepare. Simply delish! Thank you!
I had a hard time blending this to a butter - it stayed like marzipan for a long time. I finally tried adding a couple tablespoons of water, which seemed to work. Perhaps my coconut was very dry to begin with