Sweet Tooth: Kiwi, Lime, and Coconut

Happy Friday! It always feels like Friday rolls around so fast. Is it the same way for you?

I'm taking off for an adventure in the city this weekend. My mom and I are traveling to Winnipeg (one of the closest cities to us - a solid 5 hour drive away) to visit with friends, go on a shopping spree, and see Sex and the City 2. Our friend Denyse, who we will be staying with, makes the most fabulous raw food, and is a master chocolatier, so there is sure to be great eats! I've been working on a little addition to tomorrow night's dinner party - moonie pies in a new flavor (pics to come next week). I'm also excited to buy a new camera and find a dress for Marcy's wedding (fingers crossed).
Thank you so much for the amazing comments in reply to my last post on gratitude. I encourage everyone to pop over and take a look at all the sharing from the heart. 
For today's sweet treat, I have a really simple, yet flavorful Kiwi Coconut Cream, used two ways. I often like to take leftovers from a recipe and turn it into a few things.  
First, I made Cream Stuffed Kiwis - a perfect finger food, and light for the summer since there are no nuts or powders involved. I think they look a bit funny, but they really are delicious! 
Zingy Kiwi Coconut Cream
3/4 cup packed young coconut pulp
2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons coconut water
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons lime zest
1 teaspoon lime juice
Pinch of salt
1 tablespoon coconut oil
In a blender, combine all but the coconut oil, until smooth and creamy. 
Add the oil and blend to incorporate. 
Chill the mixture in the fridge for at least a few hours to thicken slightly. 
Assembly:
Slice the top and bottom off kiwi fruits (as many as you like - I made 4 and used the remaining cream for the drink)
Slice the skin off the kiwi. 
Use an apple corer to punch a tube from one end of the kiwi to the other. 
Set the kiwis, flat side down, on a plate. 
Pipe or spoon the cream into hollowed fruit. 
Optional: roll the kiwi in shredded coconut, or ground goji berries. 
For Kiwi Bites: slice in half and pipe cream on top. Garnish with gojis. 
Switch It Up!
Turn the cream into a drink by blending the following:
Leftover kiwi cream
Bit of water
Ice Cubes
1 whole, peeled kiwi
Sweetener, to taste
For an oldie treat, let's have a little chocolate... here are some easy, dehydrator-free chocolate macaroons, sure to please your sweet tooth. We made these in my raw chocolate class in September 2009. That was SUCH a fun class! There's a picture of the macs in the post, but I don't have the photo anymore, so I've used a pic that I took of Nelly's most scrumptious chocolate covered chocolate macaroons that I won via her giveaway (I was lucky enough to receive one of her choccie moonies, coconut macaroons, and mint choco cookies too). 
Chocolate Macaroons
2 cups dried coconut flakes
3/4 cup cacao powder
3/4 cup maple syrup
1/3 cup melted coconut oil
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
In a bowl, stir all ingredients to combine. 
Spoon balls of dough onto waxed paper. 
Chill in the fridge or freezer until firm.
I wish you a wonderful weekend! 
Questions? Email heather@sweetlyraw.com
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23 Comments
  1. June 4, 2010 at 13:46
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    You're so genius. I'm drooling right now. Girl, how do you do it!? These loon stunning and deicious!

  2. June 4, 2010 at 13:50
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    Such cute little kiwi creations! :-D

  3. June 4, 2010 at 13:53
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    Love the kiwi idea, so sweet! :)<br /><br />Have a great weekend, I'm going to see SATC 2 as well! YAY!!! <br /><br />I love raw macaroons, probably my favorite food ever! HA HA!

  4. June 4, 2010 at 13:54
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    yummy...<br /><br />have a beautiful weekend my friend...you totally deserve it...have fun with your mama and your friend!!! <br /><br />lots of love my girl...<br /><br />oh and the macaroons sound AMAZING!<br /><br /><3

  5. June 4, 2010 at 14:22
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    Looking good married woman. : )

  6. June 4, 2010 at 14:46
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    you are so creative! enjoy your weekend!<br /><br />xoxo

  7. June 4, 2010 at 17:05
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    THAT LOOKS SOOOOOOO YUMMY!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. June 4, 2010 at 18:47
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    All of that looks sooo yummy and refreshing for the summer! MMM!

  9. June 4, 2010 at 19:43
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    thanks for even more recipes that must be tried asap! lovin it!

  10. June 4, 2010 at 20:57
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    Mmmm!! I love kiwis SO much, and that cream looks divine! <3

  11. June 4, 2010 at 23:08
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    Kiwi and coconut = heaven! YUM. What a cute idea for the kiwi.

  12. June 5, 2010 at 00:13
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    so pretty. amazing how much glamor a little frosting tip adds, huh?<br /><br />nelly makes a mean macaroon!

  13. June 5, 2010 at 04:06
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    Made your Blueberry Cardamom Cake the other day! Posted about it over on my blog: http://feedmesoulfood.blogspot.com/2010/06/i-heart-tarts.html<br /><br />Can't wait to try those chocolate macaroons. No dehydration necessary?! Score!

  14. June 5, 2010 at 05:03
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    Tasty treats! Those kiwis look so darn cute! Very clever. Have fun on your weekend trip! Sounds fun!

  15. June 5, 2010 at 06:45
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    hmm... i think i will create those macaroons this weekend!!! perfect excuse to buy some maple syrup. thanks heathy!

  16. June 5, 2010 at 12:10
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    Have fun in Winnipeg! You must report back to me on how SATC2 was, I still haven't seen it :) Like always your desserts look incredibly beautiful! xoxo

  17. June 6, 2010 at 11:15
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    Everything looks so good. Especially the slushy drink.<br /><br />I am having an apron giveaway on my blog. Check it out. http://myjourneywithcandida.blogspot.com/

  18. denyse
    June 6, 2010 at 14:33
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    It was awesome spending time with you and your Mom here in Winnipeg, and the moonie pies were absolutely the best dessert ever!! Everyone loved them!! Thanks for being such an awesome chef and sharing your wisdom with us, your the best!

  19. June 8, 2010 at 03:12
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    Those kiwis look great! I'm very excited to try out that coconut cream! So easy. Probably the best recipe for coconut "whipped" cream I've seen... maybe ever. Most call for cashews and really, I'm just not wanting cashews for every meal. ;)<br /><br />Have a great time on your trip!!

  20. June 9, 2010 at 21:44
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    You are so creative, I love it! Beautiful summer recipes, thanks for sharing:)

  21. June 10, 2010 at 01:30
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    Delish.Quick question about ur macaroons can i use agave instead of maple syrup,my son has allergies so...I loved the fact u haveny used nuts,he wants to eat them but they all have almonds...and he cant have nuts either...<br />sharanya

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