In honor of St.Patricks Day, I’ve got a surprise for you guys! A little dessert in disguise, I like to call this dish – due to doubling of powerful nutritional benefits and a perfect dessert option!
Peas for dessert, please!
First off let’s start with the base, which is my go-to yogurt made from coconuts. This is a great dairy-free alternative to traditional yogurt. It contains medium chain triglyceride fats from coconut that aid in weight management, give youth to your skin hair and nails, bypass digestion and are able to be used as an immediate energy source!
Perk number two: PEAS PLEASE! Peas have never been a favorite of mine, yet they’re so nutritionally sound, so I’ve really became creative in finding ways to incorporate them (hence this Pea Permint Patty Coyo) they should be on the top of your veggie list!
Green peas are technically part of the legume family and are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants – great for warding off chronic illness, cancer and diseases. They are one of the starchier vegetables, yet due to their high fiber and protein content they do not cause a raise in blood sugar. Peas are a wonderful source of plant based protein, coming in at 4g per half cup cooked! They’re a great addition to meals because they help promote satiety due to their rich nutrient profile.
Next in this dish I’ve added mint which gives this dish the perfect flavor profile – think mint chocolate chip ice cream, healthy edition! Mint is also wonderful for digestion and very soothing for your belly, which is another reason this is a great dessert to enjoy after a big nutrition dinner! When your belly’s happy, you should be happy!
Lastly, I’ve added a banana to make it extra creamy and as an additional source of carbohydrates. Bananas also contain fiber, potassium and minerals that we all need! However this is optional, it’s really up to you!
Top this guy with all of your favorite toppings, from granola, to coconut shreds, cacao nibs, or coconut butter, the possibilities are endless!
I hope you enjoy! Be sure to show me your creations by tagging #NourishingNelli on Facebook or Instagram!
- 1/3 cup coconut meat
- 1/2 cup light coconut milk
- 1 tsp mint extract
- 1/4 cup mint leaves
- 1/2 cup boiled green peas
- dash of cinnamon
- dash of sea salt
- squeeze of lemon juice
- 1 banana optional
Add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend until creamy
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 week