The past month has been a whirlwind of change for me (hence the infrequent posts), and I have had to really nail down a certain survival tactic in order to hold some sort of ground. During these times of change, it seems as though life just gets going so fast you hardly have time to keep up, and unfortunately your perfect life of routine, preparation and peace falls to the wayside. Therefore, I have really had to focus on relying on some staple recipes that will keep me fueled for the day, that are going to prevent me from making relatively bad food choices, which we all know is an easy pattern to fall into when life throws you a few curve balls.
My survival food: Raw Coconut Almond Yogurt.
This yogurt takes a bit of thought, but if you can muster enough foresight to get it going then you will at least know you are eating one healthy meal a day, and in some crazy times of change, that means a lot.
I call this a yogurt, but in fact it is not made with a culture, but rather the addition of probiotic capsules. Since we are talking about survival food here, culturing yogurt is not on the menu, but rather its quick and easy cousin, that actually seems feasible during these transient times.
THK Coconut Almond Yogurt
2 Young Coconuts
1 1/4 c Coconut Water – from coconuts
1 c Unpasteurized, Organic Almonds
4 Probiotic Capsules (to be opened for the powder)
Optional: cinnamon, vanilla extract
1. Soak almonds overnight.
2. The next day, skin all of the almonds and place in a food processor.
3. Next, scoop out the meat of the coconuts and place in the food processor.
4. Add 1/2 c of coconut water to the food processor and begin to blend.
5. Continue to add coconut water until you get a yogurt consistency. This will be over a period of about 10 minutes, as all of the almonds must breakdown completely.
6. Once the mixture has become the perfect yogurt consistency, add the probiotics and optional items.
7. Blend for 1 additional minute.
8. Place in a glass jar with a tight lid and set on the counter for about 4-6 hours. This will allow the probiotics to do their job.
9. Place in the refrigerator for later use.
10. Then add any toppings you like! A few of my favorites are fresh berries, molasses, cinnamon, mesquite, and bee pollen.