22 August 2012

5:2 Diet - Coconut Fruit Salad = 174 Calories


I am a little late with my No Croutons Required entry this month and the roundup. We have just come back from a mini-break on the West coast of Scotland, so I am sure you can forgive me. We had a fabulous time and the weather was glorious apart from a couple of quick showers. More about our holiday at the end of the post.

For this month's challenge I called for a soup or salad featuring coconut. I often add coconut milk to my spicy soups, but I decided to go for a fruit salad. Some lovely summer fruits nestled on a bed of CO YO yoghurt and finished with a sprinkle of desiccated coconut.



You might not have heard of CO YO. It is a yogurt is made from the milk of the coconut and not from dairy milk. It is made with a mix of plant based probiotic cultures that contain no dairy and is gluten free. It tastes like the most gloriously rich coconut yoghurt. As you may know, my husband has decided to follow a vegan diet, so he was overjoyed with this yoghurt and really enjoyed it with his fruit salad.

Even better, the winner of this month's No Croutons Required will receive a batch of CO YO to try. I am afraid it is only open to those in the UK, but if I have a worldwide winner, I will send them a wee prize myself and also choose a UK winner.



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Coconut Fruit Salad
Ripe Summer fruit nestled onto a bed of coconut yoghurt and finished with a sprinkle of dessicated coconut. Delicious!

5:2 Diet = 174 Calories per serving
Ingredients
  • 1 nectarine, cut into slices
  • 8 strawberries, halved
  • 12 raspberries
  • 1 passion fruit, halved and seeds scooped out
  • a drizzle of runny honey, optional
  • a sprinkle of desiccated coconut
  • 125g coconut yoghurt
Instructions
1. Spoon a tub of CO YO yoghurt or any other coconut yoghurt into two bowls.2. Arrange the berries and nectarine slices over the yoghurt, then drizzle with honey. For a strict vegan dessert, skip the honey.3. Finish off each dish with a sprinkle of coconut.
Details
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Yield: Serves 2





I will be posting the No Croutons Required roundup on Friday and my husband and I will choose our favourite as the winner. So you still have time to make a salad and enter it into the linky.

And now for some holiday snaps:


Disclosure: CO YO sent me two yoghurts in a cool bag to try. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.  

30 comments:

  1. Strangely enough I had this exact thing for my breakfast the other day. Well, it had a sprinkle of granola on top and it was just ordinary coconut yogurt.
    Was very yummy, though.
    Love your holiday snaps - looks like fun - especially the wet beach - my kind of fun!

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  2. Great minds obviously do think alike.

    We had such a good time, sad to be back home, still I am off work today an tomorrow, so can't complain :)

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  3. I love coconut keffir, so I am sure I would love the yogurt! Love the photos!

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  4. Lovely photos from your hols, you were lucky with the weather. The coconut yogurt sounds great, very yummy. I doubt if I will win with my minimalist recipe though - ha ha!

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    1. I haven't looked at them properly yet, but you are in with as much of a chance as everyone else :)

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  5. LOVELY LOVELY photos Jac and snap! I JUST made a salad with coconut, but a savoury one, but I see I am too late to enter NCR? Never mind, next time!Your fruit salad looks lush and that is JUST the kind of meals I love on this 5:2 diet malarkey! Karen

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    1. Hey Karen, I have extended the deadline, so you can enter it :)

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  6. Oh yum! Your holiday photos are amazing :)

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  7. Just lovely Jac! Looking forward to the roundup.

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    1. Hopefully we get a few more before then :)

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  9. Nice pic! Obviously the next NCR theme should be low-cal soup or salad. :)

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    1. Haha, good idea Janet, will have to remember that for my next challenge. It is Lisa's turn in September :)

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  10. Love your refreshing and delicious coconut fruit salad, and also the photos you shared. Your little toddler is adorable!

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  11. MMM,..What an easy yet tasty creation! :) The dish looks superb!
    Lovely pics from your holiday! Cooper is loving it too, I see!

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  13. I love your fruit salad and will keep an eye out for that delicious sounding yoghurt! Not sure if we can get it here in Australia although I hope so.

    Such pretty photos too :)

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  14. Now that's one heck of a tasty fruit salad. Delicious Jac!

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  15. I've not seen the co-yo. That's one I'd love to try. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for it.

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    1. It is lovely and rich and creamy, mmmmmmmm! Well worth trying Lesley.

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  16. wow you really did something unusual with coconut - I love coconut with fruit so I am sure this would be fantastic

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    1. It is a really good combo Johanna :)

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  17. Wow, that just looks so pretty Jac! I think it must be really worth the effort of making it look beautiful - I bet you enjoyed it more!

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    1. It only took minutes Caroline, but it was delicious.

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