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Healthy Coconut Rough

Coconut is incredible for hair growth and strength, increasing your skin’s natural glow, reducing high blood pressure and cholesterol as well as encouraging proper digestion and a speedy metabolism! This satiating yet decadent treat is refined sugar-free, gluten-free and dairy-free – perfect for a healthy indulgence on your day off!

Healthy Coconut Rough

Makes: 10 slices


  • 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 5-6 medjool dates, pitted
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • Goji berries, dried rose petals to decorate


  1. Add coconut oil, cacao powder, cinnamon, sea salt and dates to a food processor. Process until smooth.
  2. In a large bowl, combine desiccated coconut and shredded coconut. Pour over cacao-coconut mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Spoon the mixture into a lined baking dish, top with a handful of goji berries and a few dried rose petals, and place in freezer to set for 30 minutes.
  4. Remove from freezer and slice. Enjoy immediately.

Coconut Rough keeps in the freezer for up to 2 weeks.

Blog post courtesy of, follow Jessica at @JSHealth

Jessica Sepel is a qualified Sydney nutritionist, author, international health blogger and wellness coach.

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