Have you thought about introducing your baby to coconut?
Well, if you haven't, you should.
We're not talking about chunks of hard coconut or strong imitation coconut flavoring,
or even coconut flakes loaded with sugar.
We talking about simple coconut milk.
It has a natural sweetness and mixed with the kabocha will give a mild coconut-y flavor.
It's also nutritious and there are loads of ways to use it.
Although I love kabocha squash, you could easily something like acorn squash.
As you see in the pictures I used acorn squash because I had an extra.
This blend is so good that B and I started brainstorming dishes for us around the combination.
This in itself is easily served to happy adults.
Creamy Coconut Kabocha
1 kabocha squash, cut in half with seeds & pulp removed
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Place your kabocha squash, with the cut sides down on a baking sheet.
Bake for about 40 minutes or until the skin is fork tender.
Shake your can of coconut milk before you use it.
Scoop the flesh into a food processor and blend with coconut milk to a nice creamy consistency.
The amount of coconut milk you use will depend on how much squash you are blending.
-This is really fantastic with cinnamon
-Add in nutmeg, ginger, curry or even herbs like cilantro
-Mix with chicken, turkey or pork
-Instead of kabocha you could try this with sweet potato or yam
-Use that leftover coconut milk in dishes for yourself.
It's popular in curry but
I can't wait for it to chill down so I can whip it like this or
make this pie.
Refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months
Kabocha squash is a great source of beta-carotene which becomes vitamin A.
It also has iron, vitamins B & C as well as fiber.
Coconut milk is incredibly undervalued.
Although it does have fat, the type of fat included easily breaks down in the body and is more easily used as energy providing instead of storing... and really, our babies do need some fat.
The healthier the fat, the better.
It's known to increase the immune system as well as providing vitamins A & E,
potassium, calcium and chloride.