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Healthy Whipped (Coconut) Cream

Dec 26, 2018 06:28PM

Winter without whipped topping is one that we don’t want to imagine. If your taste buds love it, but your body disagrees, functional medicine physician Barbie Allegretti, DC, has a dairy-free alternative that is easy to whip up and adds a great touch to any wintertime treat.

        Allegretti says, “In a pinch for an easy and delicious go-to-dessert? Try with assorted berries! Berries are a wonderful source of antioxidants that can reduce inflammation and enhance neuroprotection. Dairy has been scientifically linked to a slew of pesky symptoms from acne to inflammation, GI distress and more. Your body’s reaction to food could be telling you more than you realize.”


Homemade Whipped Coconut Cream

1 can full-fat coconut milk

1 Tbsp maple syrup

½ tsp vanilla extract

Take the cream from a can of full-fat coconut milk chilled in fridge six hours.

Add maple syrup.

Add vanilla extract.

Combine in mason jar with lid and shake.

Enjoy on top of a favorite holiday treat.


To learn more about what food and nutrients work best, schedule a functional medicine consultation by calling Aligned Modern Health at 773-453-6566.