Vegan Coconut Butter Fruit Dip Recipe and January Simple Pure Whole Favorites + VIDEO {Coconut Butter, Resolutions, Leek Recipes}

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The New Year is in full swing with the promise of a fresh start and the opportunity to enact lasting healthy habits. Whether you would like to work on taking more time for relaxation, focus on healthy recipes or take more time for mindfulness in your life, you will find Simple Pure Whole inspiration here on the blog and in my many online programs and courses

So take a lesson from the cozy concept of hygge and curl up with a warm cup of 2-Minute Immune-Boosting Vegan Hot Chocolate while you learn more about my favorite healthy finds from January!
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Here are some of my Simple | Pure | WholeTM Healthy Favorites for January!

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Favorite Ingredient: Coconut Butter

If you regularly follow the blog, you may have noticed that one of my favorite ingredients is coconut butter! Not only does this Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna, 15 Ounce (Pack of 2)creamy real food taste amazing, it adds satisfying healthy fats and can even act as a grain/flour substitute for grain-free paleo baking

Coconut butter (also known as coconut manna) is made from finely ground coconut meat which has a consistency similar to nut butter. It is not the same thing as coconut oil, coconut cream or vegan butter made with coconut oil but instead consists of the whole ground coconut meat. It provides  a subtle coconutty flavor which is great in baked goods and sweat dishes.

Coconut butter is also deeply hydrating for the skin and has anti-bacterial properties. It goes beyond moisturizing the skin and actually helps to heal it from the inside out since it contains antioxidants and saturated fats which are absorbed into the skin.  The natural oils are great for healing dry, sensitive skin and leave your skin feeling silky and hydrated, especially in the dry winter months. 

Simple Pure Whole Solutions:

Gluten-Free Vegan Coconut Butter Fruit Dip
A quick and easy sugar-free dip for fruit made with coconut butter!
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  1. Coconut butter
  2. Liquid Stevia or maple syrup
  1. Gently melt coconut butter over a water bath on low heat. Be careful, as it can burn easily.
  2. If you prefer more than the natural coconut sweetness, you can add a few drops of liquid stevia or a teaspoon of maple syrup.
  3. Drizzle over fruit or dip fruit into the melted coconut butter and serve!
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Favorite Inspirational Article: Auld lang Syne: Success predictors, change processes, and self-reported outcomes of New Year’s resolvers and nonresolvers

 One of my favorite posts this month was where I shared my 5-step plan to  Transition into the New Year with Ease! I have found that being able to consistently envision and set smart, realistic goals is a key to helping my clients and patients get the results and outcomes they desire for their health, happiness and life overall! 

The New Year is a time when so many turn to resolutions and new goals. In fact, almost half of all adults make New Year’s resolutions, whether to shift small habits or make major life changes. 

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 When approached correctly, this can be an effective strategy for making lasting, meaningful change.  A Journal of Clinical Psychology study found that people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to change their behavior than those who don’t.

 The keys to success are targeting realistic goals, clearing any mindset blocks and negativityand taking it one step at a time.  

Simple Pure Whole Solutions:

  • Take some time to journal on what has worked well for you in the past year and areas that you would like to change. You can start with my 5-step plan to  Transition into the New Year with Ease!
  • Translate your resolutions into specific behavioral habits. Then schedule those behaviors into your calendar so you are sure to fit them in.
  • Tell someone and get help! Letting friends and family know about your goals and plans to meet them can help you stick with the plan and get support along the way. A walking buddy, health coach or accountability partner are all great for keeping you on track.

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Favorite Farmer’s Market Find: Leeks

Healthy, cleansing seasonal produce may be harder to find in many areas at this time of year, but there are still plenty of delicious real food finds to choose from!  Leeks are one such vegetable which stores well.

Leeks are allium vegetables which contain a unique combination of flavonoids and sulfur-containing phytonutrients, making them detoxifying powerhouses. 

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One of the flavonoids in leeks, kaempferol, has been shown to protect the lining of our blood vessels from oxidative damage. This supports cardiovascular health and blood flow.

The delicate and sweet flavor of leeks add a subtle touch to recipes with the overpowering onion flavor that you get with many types of onions. The flavonoids in leeks are most concentrated in the lower leaf and bulb portion which can be chopped and lightly sauteed with a bit of olive oil and lemon juice. Leeks are also delicious when braised, which brings out their natural sweetness.

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What is your favorite way to cook with leeks?

Have you used coconut butter for cooking or beauty? 

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  • Rebecca Strength and Sunshine

    I could live off coconut butter!

  • Raia Todd

    Those leeks look gorgeous!

  • jules

    Great tips – I can’t wait to try that strawberry recipe!

  • Deborah Davis

    Hi Jennifer,
    I love making all kinds of healthy and delicious dips and spreads. I have not tried coconut butter yet so I look forward to getting some and using it soon. Thank you so much for sharing your Vegan Coconut Butter Fruit Dip Recipe plus your January Simple Pure Whole Favorites at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. I’m pinning and sharing. Wishing you a healthy, green and natural year ahead!

  • Deborah Davis

    Yum! This Vegan Coconut Butter Fruit Dip is the perfect treat for me to make for my sweetie this Valentine’s Day! This will really warm his heart. Thanks for sharing it at the Plant-Based Potluck Party!. I’m pinning and sharing this!