Healthy Whipped (Coconut) Cream
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.