There is nothing this girl likes more than sweets. Brownies, cookies, and anything fudgy fill my heart with a joy that only chocolate can. Alas, one day I'll master a healthy brownie recipe full of nutrients and fiber that validates my desire to eat them daily.
(Don't worry - the magic that day happens I'll share it with you all, too)
Until then, I pass my time finding healthy ways to eat sweet things. Enter the witchcraft of coconut whipped cream.
When I was young, my mom would let us eat Cool Whip out of the freezer. The memory of those spoon clouds still makes me smile. These days I search for dairy-free products that keep my belly on the happier side. Added plus, I can pronounce all the ingredients!
This coconut whipped topping is AMAZING. I am obsessed. It has been in my freezer for a week and is 80% gone. Luckily, my handsome man has no taste for anything that doesn't say Ben & Jerry's on it, so this container is all mine. Win!
Given the creamy nature of this treat, I like pairing it with acid-forward treats like berries and stone fruits. These blackberries, plum, and strawberries were chopped into bite-size pieces and mixed with a squeeze of lemon juice. Add a dollop of the whipped cream.
To top it off and make it super special, use your micro planer to grate some dark chocolate over the top. A treat with no side of guilt or tummy ache after second helpings. (Yes, I tested this for you. You're welcome.)
Eat the chocolate chips, have dessert, hug your humans. Life is an amazing gift. Get out there and enjoy it!