Hey Coconut friends!
We are heading away for 6 weeks in February/March and will be closing during this time.
We will have minimal stock, with our staff fulfilling online orders while we are away, but we will not be manufacturing orders during this time.
So - if you want coconut chips/granola/muesli, it's best to order before 31 January.
When we get back, it's back to work with HEAPS of new ideas... like new sugar-free coconut chip flavours, and digital products including recipe ebooks and entrepreneur-focused materials. What do you think - sound good?
In the meantime, check out the online store here. And here's a pic of my breakfast this morning - fresh pawpaw, coconut granola, and coconut yogurt. This is delicious, healthy and ideal for the busy person - no washing up required! Our Coconut Granola is our best seller so far for 2020 - have you tried it?
Thanks - I look forward to hearing from you before we leave. I hope 2020 is treating you well.
Have a great day!
PS - If you have any ideas for coconuts products you'd like to see, I'd love to hear from you!
PPS - What are we doing for 6 weeks?? A whirlwind USA trip! I am from USA (this is my 16th year living in Australia!), and we try to get back every 2 years. It's a huge trip - we may even have some time to promote our coconut to American businesses (Amazon perhaps?), but our priority is quality time with family & friends. Do you want me to share our adventures? Let me know!
Coconut Keto Muesli, our most popular muesli, with a step by step process how to make (with photos). Ingredients include coconut, macadamias, almonds, pecans, linseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds. Low carb & keto.
Hi Coconut Friends -
I hope this post finds you safe.
As the fires rage around Australia, most of us feel helpless, sad, desperate to do something. My family is lucky - we live in the tropics, where water is in abundance and fires are rare. For that I am thankful.
In the face of tragedy, our human compassion stirs us to do something.
In recent days, millions of dollars of donations are coming in from all over the world to RFS, Red Cross, Animal Hospitals, and others. This is wonderful! - and I understand that donating money is helpful while also helping us feel empowered to fight the problem.
Our family donated to a Kangaroo Island wildlife charity. Like most people, we are saddened by the koala loss and visited Kangaroo Island years ago. We can all donate something, and every bit helps.
But I'm bothered about businesses that "donate X% of profits to charity" or "$1 from every item will go to charity." I, too, thought about doing this from Beach Harvest... but it rubs me the wrong way because I question if the motivations of the businesses are selfless and transparent.
Say a normal sales day is $100. But, if Business X advertises that they are donating some of their sales to charity, and the sales for the day increase to $500 as a result of this, isn't the business the one that profits? And where's the accountability about the charitable donation?
I could be pessimistic - I've previously heard scam stories of people claiming to raise money for "charity", only to find it was a con. And of course, I'm sure most businesses have good intentions - not all are bad.
So, Beach Harvest will not be doing any of these "buy from us and we will donate x" bushfire donation appeals. We are open for business as usual (and of course would love your support, as always), but I'm also taking the time to be thankful for my family, a roof over our heads, and the wet weather of the tropics. There are so many people & animals needing help, and, again, we can all donate something.
We also plan to donate again when the fires have settled - from our business. Maybe koalas like coconut chips? I'd love to send them some, but I have a feeling their human carers may appreciate them more. For now, the koalas need money for medical supplies, and that's something we can give.
Sending you love during this bushfire crisis,
Casey, Jesse, and kids
Beach Harvest Australian Coconuts
Beach Harvest Coconuts loved providing a unique Coconut Experience for corporate clients at Port Douglas brewery. Read on for more info & photos!
Here's another recipe from the wonderful people over @ketogang.
This time it's for a delicious coconut caramel slice. Doesn't it look great!
To make the base you need:
- 200g almond meal
- 30g nut butter of your choice
- 50g butter
Melt the butter together, mix in the almond flour and then bake in a lined baking dish at 180 degrees for 10 min.
- For the caramel sauce you need:
- 1 cup thickened cream HWC 250g salted butter
- 4 tablespoons of brown sugar or substitute
Simply melt the ingredients and keep it on a simmer for about 15 minutes, then, once thickened, I like to turn it up to high for 5 min to let it really caramelise - make sure you stir it constantly while round this. Pour over the base then sprinkle with a packet of @beachharvest Himalayan pink salt coconut chips!
Low Carb Donuts?!?!
Recently, the folks @KetoGang developed some Keto-donuts as a competition sponsored by our friends @LowCarbEmporium. How amazing do these donuts look?!?
@KetoGang agreed to share the recipe & photos - enjoy below! They've used our coconut chips on the Banana Donuts, but I'm sure you could use our chips on any of them. If you make any of these donuts, please share them with us and tag us @beachharvest
Here is the recipe:
Makes 12 donuts
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/3 cup stevia
- 1/2 tsp vanilla (powder or essence)
- 1/4 cup coconut oil melted
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 4 eggs
Sift dry ingredients and add sugar, then add wet ingredients and mix with a hand mixer.
Using a donut tin, only 1/4 fill the trays as will rise, bake at 180 fan forced for 15-20 minutes or until edges turn golden brown - remove and allow to cool.
Banana coconut donuts
To this mixture add 3-4 drops of banana flavoured liquid stevia, and to the cream - a couple of drops of yellow food colouring, dust the donuts in powdered erythritol and roll the sides in crushed @beachharvest coconut chips.
Melt little zebra chocolate and dip 6 donuts in the chocolate and place in fridge to set, mix cream and cocoa powder, sandwhich the cream between donuts.
Cinnamon jam donuts
Mix stevia and cinnamon in a bowl.
In a small frying pan melt coconut oil and fry for 6 donuts for 10 seconds each side - drain and coat in cinnamon sugar, add cream and mixed berry jam ( from mystery box).
Founder CEO, Beach Harvest Australian Coconuts
You may have noticed our absence lately on Social Media.... we intentionally unplugged and 'went bush' with the kids. We spent several days camping on the Mitchell River - enjoying the amazing tropical winter weather and quality time with the kiddos.
Ironically, my kids love food besides coconut chips, and camping tends to have a lot of junk-food. *sigh*
Before we left, I met Manu Feildel at the Sunday Port Douglas Markets. I heard he was in town for a 'Chefs in Paradise' event, and sure enough I spotted him amongst the market crowds. I used to watch him in the 'Ready Steady Cook' days, but I think he's best known for his role MKR My Kitchen Rules. He graciously agreed to a pic with me and one of my staff Matthew - thanks Manu!
Speaking of cooking, last month's $5 Muesli/Granola deal was a hit and the results are coming in! Check out these reviews:
"Omg this is a wonderful product for Keto peeps that have been missing muesli. The way the coconut is made makes it. Love love love - thank you" - Tania
"Best Muesli I’ve tasted .. just add or not want you want .. the shaved Coconut takes it to another level . A really natural, feel good , taste even better muesli . Well done" - David B
So I've made the Keto Muesli official - check it out here
Here's a final pic of my 8 year old daughter working with me at our seasonal Wednesday Marina Markets. Yes, we pay our kids and she is our hardest worker. Love!
I hope the first week of July is going well for you, too! I'd love to hear - drop me an email firstname.lastname@example.org or check us out on the socials @beachharvest
food blogger @deliciouslyketo recipe for Low Carb Vanilla Bean & Berry Coconut Tarts