Spring Cleaning!

So I have started my “spring cleaning” a little early. When most people think of spring cleaning my guess is they think of the closets or the cobwebs or the dust bunnies behind the couch. As much as I need to get to those too I started in an unlikely place for cleaning….. My body! Ok wait that sounded weird. Let me explain a little…. Wait instead of explaining I will send you straight to the source….
The Clean Program

I started my clean cleanse about 18 days ago. Only 4 days left!! I feel fabulous. It’s been surprisingly easy. And the best part is I have been cooking up a storm and making a ton of new “clean” stuff. Which gets me to the whole point of this post, to tell you about my new favorite treat that is amazingly not bad for you!

*disclaimer – I rarely measure or follow a recipe so while I did base this off of a couple of recipes I’ve seen online I made it up and can’t say for sure on the measurements and I can guarantee you it will be different every single time I make it.*

Who’s Ambrosia? Fruit Salad

1 can of Coconut milk (refrigerated overnight)
1 tsp Stevia (you can leave this out or put more in depending on how sweet you want it)
Some Fruit
Some pecans
Fresh basil

Coconut milk – first off you can use more cans it all depends on how big of a salad and how much fruit you want to cover. Take the can out of the fridge gently without shaking. Gently turn it upside down and open it. The coconut water should have separated from the cream and be on top so just pour the clearer part off as best you can till all you have left is the thicker white cream. You can use the coconut water in something else (a smoothie or just drink it!) Whip the coconut cream in a bowl with a hand mixer just as you would regular heavy cream. It might take a little longer but eventually it will whip up. Towards the end at the stevia and beat until stiff peaks have formed. (technical baking terms are important)

Fruit – I used the following which are all “clean”approved. But you could potentially use any fruit.
1 mango
2 kiwis
1 pear
1 apple
Some pineapple
2 large leaves of basil cut into fine ribbons. (again you could use more or less depending on your tastes. I just throw some in)

A small handful for chopped pecans.

I fold the whipped cream into the fruit, basil and pecans. I garnish it with some pecans crumbled on top.


My consensus on this salad is that who in their right mind would ever eat cool whip again after knowing coconut cream can be whipped?

So I guess that means I have to go clean up the cobwebs now?

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