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Coconut Bowls & Tropical Granola July 21 2020, 0 Comments

Coconut Bowl with Granola Healthy Breakfast

Hey Coconut Friend!

Did you know we sell coconut bowls?

I was a little reluctant at first because we don't make them ourselves (and we pride ourselves on using Australian-grown coconuts, nuts, seeds, and fruits!), but many customers were asking for them. The high cost of labour in Australia means that we simply cannot produce them here (and we don't have the huge coconut production like they do overseas), so I had to think of a solution.

So I found an ethical coconut company in Vietnam and ordered a few. They were great!.... so I ordered a box.

As an added bonus, my kids enjoy eating out of the bowls, too! The kids have always enjoyed smoothies, but now they prefer to eat them from the coconut bowls - even new recipes! "It tastes better in the coconut bowl", the kids insist. Go figure.

As a mum, I'm thrilled my kids are trying new foods... and as an entrepreneur, I'm thrilled I can ethically provide a product for my customers. And, with the bowls available in two sizes - Regular and Jumbo - there's a Goldilocks-friendly option for everyone. Check out the bowls here.

So, to celebrate the new Coconut Bowls on our website, and to help you start your day with some healthy breakfast, we are having a 20% off flash-sale on our Granolas & Mueslis. This includes:

  • Coconut Granola. Our best seller & most popular. I'm considering renaming it "Tropical Granola" due to the locally grown coconut, macadamias, dried mango, and dried pineapple. A 'taste of the tropics' - granola style! This is our #1 best seller this year - have you tried it??
  • Coconut Granola Gluten Free. It's the exact same recipe as our Coconut Granola but using puffed buckwheat instead of rolled oats.... tastes like popcorn!
  • Coconut Keto Muesli. Popular with our Keto customers, this is high fat/low carb mix of coconut, nuts, and seeds.
  • Coconut Muesli. Similar to the Keto Muesli, but made with puffed buckwheat. Looking for a non-sweetened breakfast cereal full of coconut, nuts, and seeds? This is for you.

I suggest enjoying the granola & muesli with coconut yogurt & fresh berries, while Jesse (my husband and coconut tree climber) prefers to snack on them by the handful - he keeps a bag in his truck for a fast nutrient-dense snack.

Don't forget to add some coconut bowls, too, and start the day off with a healthy breakfast that simply "tastes better." Start shopping for your healthy breakfast coconut journey here: Healthy Breakfast



After 6 years, it happened - how to handle a 1 star review September 11 2019, 0 Comments

After 6 years of making Coconut Chips, it happened.

We received our first 1 star review.

We've had hundreds of published 5-star reviews and thousands of happy customers. Most of the reviews give me the warm & fuzzies, but this one made me squirm.

Camping, Manu & Muesli July 08 2019, 0 Comments

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.

cool fresh water at the Mitchell River 

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!

Manu at the Port Douglas Markets Manu and Casey at the Port Douglas Sunday Markets

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! 
daughter loves working, coconuts
I hope the first week of July is going well for you, too!  I'd love to hear - drop me an email or check us out on the socials @beachharvest

The Coconut Cart is Here! May 20 2019, 0 Comments

Hello Coconut people!

I just wanted to share some exciting coconut news for us - we have a Coconut Cart!

We've been providing fresh coconut cocktails & drinks for several years - mainly for weddings & corporate events in Port Douglas - and we've taken it a step further by making a cart for the 'nuts to sit on. But - it's not only for coconuts - this cart would be an awesome champagne bar, dessert station, or, well, good for just about anything.

It's fully white to provide a clean, crisp canvas for any themed styling, and has a stainless bench and stainless pole features to 'posh' it up and look extra glam.

We've also designed it to allow lights - think fairy lights, Edison bulbs - but haven't yet styled that photo!

Yes, that's Jesse, my coconut tree-climbing husband, who hates posing for pictures but he's very proud of his hand-made cart. He's a carpenter by trade & has been a builder for 10 years, so of course this cart is a bit OTT. But it's made of steel and is strong as heck.

3 ways to enjoy coconut today April 23 2019, 0 Comments

Want to eat more coconut but not sure where to begin?  Here are 3 of my family's FAVE coconut recipes, all vegan and gluten free.  Enjoy!

Rain & Coconuts in Port Douglas February 11 2019, 0 Comments

Coconuts on Port Douglas beach after monsoon conditions

Recent rain & monsoon conditions in Far North Queensland are wreaking havoc on local small businesses, including ours.

Coconut Harvesting - Jesse, who hand harvests all the coconuts from Port Douglas beaches, had many delays due to rain and winds.  He eventually ventured out, harvested in heavy rains, and came home with 1000+ coconuts.  

But - there were many coconuts to pick up on Port Douglas' 9 Mile Beach - see photo.  If only we had access to these isolated, hard-to-reach spots on the beach...

Markets - Our Port Douglas & Cairns markets have been extremely quiet.  As a result, our sales are down and our staff hours are reduced.  We are working on ideas to reward our customers with special February sales.  Stay tuned!

Gold Coast Markets - get your coconut chips at Evandale Bundall!

Gold Coast - On a positive note, we are thrilled to have Amber & Kyle selling Beach Harvest Coconut Chips at Gold Coast!  They are at the Bundall Evandale Markets.   You can contact them directly on 0433 272 003.