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Recipe: Dr. Jiwani’s Coconut Candy Bites: Paleo Keto Low Carb Delights

(Low Carb Gluten-Free Grain-Free Dairy-Free Egg-Free Corn-Free Soy-Free Sugar-Free Suitable for Diabetic, Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Allergy Conscious & Candida Diets)

 

Dr. Jiwani’s Coconut Candy Bites provide the sweet with the guilt. Many love coconut candy but the ingredients make it an allergy, sugar & preservative nightmare. Typical ingredients in coconut candy include corn syrup, semi-sweet chocolate (cocoa butter, sugar, flavor, lecithin), coconut, sugar, salt, hydrolyzed milk protein & sodium metabisulfite. This means it may contain allergens including sugar cane, cacao (chocolate), soy, egg, corn, dairy & gluten.

Dr. Jiwani’s Coconut Candy Bites are ideal for those looking for a sweet treat without the sugar, chemicals & allergens, while Low Carb, Corn-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free suitable even for those following Paleo, Keto, Vegan, Allergy Conscious & Candida Diets.

 

Eat Coconut, Lose Belly Fat!

Historically, coconut has a poor reputation as a saturated fat that clogs arteries & increases cholesterol. Research has hydrogenated saturated fats linked to obesity, high blood pressure, heart attack & stroke. These health concerns are due to hydrogenated coconut oil used in processed foods, such as pastries, desserts & baked goods. Conversely, raw, organic coconut has many superfood benefits. Coconut meat is a source of protein, healthy fats, fibre & various vitamins & minerals including calcium, potassium and other electrolytes. Coconut is the best oil for weight & fat loss. The medium chain fats in coconut are metabolized differently in the body, improving metabolism, fat burning, loss of belly fat & improving calorie burning & calorie reduction through fullness.

 

Proven Health Benefits of Coconut:

  • Cancer Prevention: lowers free radicals, anti-aging & prevents degenerative diseases

  • Diabetes: affects insulin hormone levels for energy & preventing fat gain

  • Leaky Gut: improves digestion & absorption of vitamins, minerals & nutrients

  • Hair & Skin: improves health & texture of skin & hair

  • Heart Health: improves HDL “good” cholesterol, reduces risk heart disease

  • Immunity: lauric acid is anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-parasitic & anti-viral

  • Kidney & Bladder: reduces bladder infections, prevents kidney disease

  • Thyroid: supports thyroid levels & function

  • Weight & Metabolism: stimulates metabolism, fat burning, calorie utilization, loss of belly fat & calorie reduction through fullness

 

Dr. Jiwani’s Coconut Candy Bites

Serving:  60 Coconut Candy Bites

Corn-Free, Dairy-Free, Egg-Free, Gluten-Free, Legume & Soy-Free, Low Carb, Suitable for Paleo, Keto, Diabetic, Vegan, Allergy Conscious & Candida Diets*

 

Dry Ingredients

5 cups 300 g Organic Unsweetened Organic Shredded Coconut Let’s Do Organic Brand

2 cups 400 g  Organic Coconut Sugar (For Paleo & Low Glycemic Diets)

OR

2 cups 400 g  Xylitol Sweet Natural Trading Brand Only For Low Carb, Keto & Candida Diets

 

Wet Ingredients

2 cup 500 mL Organic Coconut Cream Earth’s Choice Brand Avoid if Allergic to  Legumes, as has Guar Gum

OR

2 cup 500 mL Organic Coconut Milk Earth’s Choice Brand GUAR GUM FREE: Use if Allergic to LEGUMES

OR

5 tablespoons 146 g Organic Creamed Coconut Unsweetened Let’s Do Organic Brand

AND

Filtered Water to equal 500 mL volume when combined with Organic Creamed Coconut Unsweetened

 

Spices

1 teaspoon 5 g Organic Ground Vanilla Bean Organic Traditions Brand

½ teaspoon 2.5 g  Himalayan Sea Salt

 

Instructions

If Making Homemade Coconut Milk: Melt Organic Creamed Coconut Unsweetened on low heat & stir in Filtered Water until a total volume of 500 mL is reached, mix thoroughly

Otherwise, stir Coconut Cream or Milk in saucepan over low heat 

Stir in Ground Vanilla & Himalayan Sea Salt & whisk thoroughly

Place Shredded Coconut in large glass/metal/wood bowl

Grind Coconut Sugar or Xylitol in Nutribullet or Coffee Grinder to superfine consistency (like icing sugar)

Add in Coconut Sugar or Xylitol & combine thoroughly

Stir in Coconut Milk or Coconut Cream, Vanilla, Salt mix with a metal whisk, as wooden spoons hold moisture & odours

Stir well until there are no lumps

Make sure silicon molds are completely dry to allow candy to set properly

Spoon mixture into silicon molds

Allow to set in freezer for at least 60 minutes

For Chocolate Covered Coconut Candy: DIP each candy piece into Dr. Jiwani’s Homemade Dark Chocolate

Let set at room temperature for 60 minutes

 

Flavourful Combinations to Add Onto or Into Coconut Mixture:

  • Peppermint Essential Oils
  • Cacao Nibs
  • Almonds / Walnuts
  • Organic Cayenne Pepper

Dr. Jiwani’s Coconut Candy Bites Paleo Keto Low Carb | Dr. Jiwani's Naturopathic Nuggets Blog
Dr. Jiwani’s Coconut Candy Bites Paleo Keto Low Carb | Dr. Jiwani's Naturopathic Nuggets Blog
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Dr. Jiwani’s Coconut Candy Bites Paleo Keto Low Carb Delights | Dr. Jiwani's Naturopathic Nuggets Blog
Dr. Jiwani’s Coconut Candy Bites Paleo Keto Low Carb | Dr. Jiwani's Naturopathic Nuggets Blog

Tips

  • Dark chocolate tempered well may be stored at room temperature, but skin temperature will melt it.

  • AVOID PLASTIC Storage due to cancer causing & hormone disrupting chemicals

  • Please avoid your specific food allergies. This recipe is allergy-free as above, when the correct ingredients are used as per the recipe above.

  • These coconut candies may seem small but pack a sweet, coconuty bite!

 

Approximate Nutrition

Per 1 Coconut Candy Piece based on 60 Coconut Candy Pieces: 

Coconut Candy with Xylitol & Coconut Sugar

Calories 50
Protein 0.5 g
Net Carbs 1 g Using Xylitol 
Net Carbs 7 g Using Coconut Nectar
Fiber 0.6 g

Chocolate Covered Coconut Candy

Calories 72
Protein 0.75 g
Net Carbs 1 g Using Xylitol 
Net Carbs 10 g Using Coconut Nectar
Fiber 1 g

 

Related      Recipe: Dr. Jiwani’s Dark Chocolate Low Carb Delights

References

Assunçao ML, Ferreira HS, dos Santos AF, Cabral CR, Florêncio TM. Effects of dietary coconut oil on the biochemical and anthropometric profiles of women presenting abdominal obesity. Lipids. 2009 Jul 1;44(7):593-601.

St-Onge MP, Jones PJ. Physiological effects of medium-chain triglycerides: potential agents in the prevention of obesity. The Journal of nutrition. 2002 Mar 1;132(3):329-32.

St-Onge MP, Jones PJ. Greater rise in fat oxidation with medium-chain triglyceride consumption relative to long-chain triglyceride is associated with lower initial body weight and greater loss of subcutaneous adipose tissue. International Journal Of Obesity. 2003 Dec 1;27(12):1565-71.

St-Onge MP, Bourque C, Jones PJ, Ross R, Parsons WE. Medium-versus long-chain triglycerides for 27 days increases fat oxidation and energy expenditure without resulting in changes in body composition in overweight women. International journal of obesity. 2003 Jan 1;27(1):95-102.

 

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