Sunday, May 1, 2011

Taro in coconut cream - and an introduction to my new health & fitness blog!

I'd like to introduce you to a new blog that my friend Stella and i have started together. The idea was sparked after attending the fitness expo a couple of weeks ago, where we both realised we need to really take care of our body and health, both of us keen gym and exercise goers, the other part that we needed to look at was our diet and lifestyle!

So together we've started this blog, in hope to share our information and stories about health, life, a bit of love, all positive aspects of anything we can share with the world.

If you have a moment, come and check it out :O)

A recent post is about the health benefits of switching to coconut sugar. And the following is a recipe that uses coconut sugar, so so good, i'm totally addicted to it right now!

Stella introduced me to this delicious dessert of boiled taro in coconut milk with a sprinkle of coconut sugar. It is nutritional, very filling, and good for you in so many ways! I also have this for breakfast as well as it keeps me full for ages!

All you need to do is peel and cube a piece of taro (depending how much you want to have, and how many people you are serving

Boil until cooked all the way through and looks mushy

Drain, and pour over coconut cream (or coconut milk, whatever your preference is)

Sprinkle with coconut sugar!

In my previous post I've talked about how coconut sugar is good for you, well now i will tell you why taro and coconut cream are good for you too :O)

Coconut cream is not as bad as people think it is. Yes it's got a high fat content but it is a good high saturated fat that benefits your health and weightloss very easily by converting to energy as soon as your body absorbs it, just like carbs. In other words, it doesn't transform into bad cholesterol which clogs up your arteries and triggers heart problems and stroke. Most importantly, it doesn't cause weight gain as easily as what most people think.

But of course, everything in moderation! If you have too much coconut cream, yes it'll turn into a negative benefit (if that makes sense) So it's alright to consume in moderation in order to reap its health benefits without getting its disadvantages.

& Taro, is a meal in itself! These babies keep you full for so long, so in that sense is good for weightloss. But again, IN MODERATION! The scales can go the other way if you're not careful about that.

Taro has many nutrients such as fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin b, vitamin B2, and vitamin C.


chopinandmysaucepan said...

i love taro because some of the recipes are so tasty better still it's healthy too! :)

Tina@foodboozeshoes said...

Mmmm, I love taro - in any form (especially pearl milk teas, which aren't really taro but....). And such pretty purple-ness too

Maria said...

Congratulations on the new blog Betty! This dessert sounds interesting, I've only cooked with taro once!

Jayson James said...

Great post!

It's very inviting to know how food can give health benefits which gives you more reason to try it.

Thanks for sharing!

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane said...

That dish looks really inviting, I want to try coconut sugar! Where can I get it from? Also I need to hunt down taro... but it looks yummy (and healthy too, such a bonus :)

Anonymous said...

Yum! Love this type of dessert especially with yam.

Hannah said...

I've never cooked with taro! I'd love to try this though :)

Angie Lives to Eat (and Cook)! said...

Absolutely LOVE taro! I could just sit there and eat it just as it is (after it's boiled that is). This coconut sugar sounds interesting, will have to keep my eyes open for it.

Trisha said...

Betty! Miss you heaps - what have you been up to besides exercising? Hehehe :)