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Dig into this healthy and delicious coconut pie courtesy Pooja Makhija

Published on:9 August 2021, 17:48pm IST
Love desserts but refrain from digging in due to high number of calories? Fret not, because this healthy and delicious high-fibre coconut pie by a celeb nutritionist will do the trick.
Geetika Sachdev
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Who doesn’t love a guilt-free indulgence that packs in both health and taste? Now, that’s pretty obvious, right? Thankfully, we have the perfect solution, courtesy celebrity nutritionist Pooja Makhija, who always makes sure to share healthy recipes that make you drool and how! This time around, her recipe of choice is a high fibre dessert. Any guesses? It is a coconut pie. Before we get down to the recipe, let us tell you that coconuts are high in manganese, which is critical for good bone health and the metabolism of carbohydrates, proteins and cholesterol. Of course, there are several other nutrients it possesses. 

Also, read: Can’t control sugar cravings? You could have a dessert stomach and here’s what you can do about it

Without further ado, let’s get to the recipe. 

Here’s what you need:

Weetabix

Almond flour 

Desiccated coconut 

Lemon juice 

Date paste 

Coconut milk

Coconut yoghurt 

Organic stevia

Method:

  1. In a bowl, weetabix, almond flour, desiccated coconut, lemon juice, date paste and coconut milk.
  2. Mix them well.
  3. It will be a stiff mixture that you will get.
  4. Make sure to lay it properly in a baking tray and flatten it with a spoon.
  5. In a separate bowl, take some coconut yoghurt and add organic stevia to it.
  6. Mix them well.
  7. Pour this on top of the other mixture.
  8. Refrigerate it overnight.
  9. Dig in!

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What makes coconuts so special?

Unlike many other fruits that are full of carbs, coconuts contain healthy fats. They are also a powerhouse of proteins and several other minerals. They also contain B vitamins. They are also packed with copper and iron, which help to form red blood cells and selenium. 

Certain studies also reveal that coconuts can help with your heart health and at the same time, improve your blood sugar levels. That’s because coconut helps with slow digestion and improves insulin resistance, which can help to regulate blood sugar levels. 

Geetika Sachdev Geetika Sachdev

An independent writer and journalist, Geetika loves sharp and fresh humour, just like her coffee! If not writing, you'll find her cafe-hopping and raiding the best book stores in town.