If the February Blues have got you down, there are many things you can do to lighten your mood! Getting outside for some light exercise, using a “happy” light indoors, and helping your community are all proven activities for combating low mood. Work with your health team! They can help you to dial in your nutrient levels (such as vitamin D), or safely use mood-boosting herbs. Additionally, I love having delicious recipes to look forward to! For instance, this Coconut Yoghurt with Winter Citrus is sure to brighten your day!
Light and refreshing, this dish will nourish your gorgeous body with healthy fats, probiotics, prebiotics (fibre), a little bit of protein, and antioxidants! It makes a light breakfast or snack, or enjoy as a healthy dessert.
For Autoimmune Protocol elimination phase: leave out seeds.
Tolerate dairy? Try this recipe with plain greek yoghurt instead.
Any variety of citrus will do – Meyer lemons, clementines, tangerines, naval oranges, kumquats, etc. Or try berries, pomegranate, pineapple, etc. Choose something with acidity to balance the flavours of this dish. For instance, using banana is delicious, but combined with yoghurt increases damp in the body (not what you want during the cold, damp Winter months!).
I like adding a sprinkle of ginger to boost digestion and decrease inflammation. The sharper flavour blends nicely against the bright acidity of the citrus, and the softer canvas of the yoghurt. However, it is completely optional. You might even prefer cinnamon!
You may notice from my other recipes, I add seeds to almost everything since doing my AIP reintros. They boost protein, fibre, and healthy fats, and support hormone balance. Plus, they are so yummy and add contrasting texture to any dish. Again, they are absolutely optional, and this dish shines without any additions!
Coconut Yoghurt with Winter Citrus | AIP, Paleo, VeganCourse: AIP, Breakfast, Dairy-free, Dessert, Fruit, Nut-free, Paleo, Plant-based, Recipes, Snacks, Vegan, Winter
1 1/2 c. plain coconut yoghurt
1 ruby grapefruit
1 cara cara orange
1 blood orange
sprinkle ginger, optional
sprinkle seeds (hemp, ground flax, pumpkin, etc.), optional
Divide the yoghurt between two bowls. Optionally, sprinkle some ginger directly onto the yoghurt, or mix it in.
Next, prepare your citrus. Slice off the ends, then the rest of the peel, and then thinly slice the fruit into rounds. Arrange the slices atop the yoghurt.
Then, top with an optional sprinkle of your favourite seeds (note: seeds are an AIP reintro). Enjoy!
Other Recipes Featuring Coconut Yoghurt:
Gingered Pear + Apricot Muffins (Vegan, Gluten-Free)
Spicy Apple Raisin Muffins (Vegan, Gluten-Free)