Someone at work mentioned this once but I don't remember the details. How would you do it, just add hot water to unsweetened shredded coconut? Or maybe warm coconut milk?
Note: I have to avoid eggs, as I'm thinking of this for my daughters (they have sourdough buckwheat/rice-flour pancakes every morning for breakfast, along with their bacon, and I think it would be nice to have some variety). One of my daughters has an anaphylactic egg allergy.
I sometimes mix up shredded coconut with enough water to rehydrate it (but little enough that it won't pool in the bowl, you want to aim for just as much as it'll soak up), along with some slivered almonds, pitted cherries (fresh), berries, chopped up orange slices, and a little cinnamon on top.
It's pretty tasty, although I wouldn't make it a staple.
Sure, but it could also cause an intestinal blockage in large doses. I'm not finding the link right now, but people have been hospitalized for eating lots of shredded coconut at one sitting, and needing surgery to remove blockages.
Still looking for the link, it was on here once upon a time. One of the instances involved eating a whole bag though, so I wouldn't worry about a small to moderate amount taken with liquids.
i've done this before it was amazing. i got sweetened though so i guess it wouldn't be considered paleo but with some cold coconut milk and some 100% cacao powder it was unreal. chocolately pebbles on steroids is how i would describe the taste.
There's a lot of fiber in coconut so that claim might not be so far off...we don't need nearly the amount of fiber that's recommended by common wisdom. That said, I have been known to eat heroic amounts of coconut, especailly pre-paleo. Coconut macaroons are my weakness.