Coconut Flour

Coconut flour if a low glycemic index substitute for the common enriched wheat flour that is often found in breads, starchy snacks, and baked desserts such as cake, brownies, and cookies. Since it does not contain any fine grains or wheat, it is very low GI and will not spike your insulin levels.  Therefore it will not cause your blood sugar to rise and your body to store energy as fat.

Organic Coconut Flour by Anthony’s

Organic Coconut Flour by Anthony’s is an excellent low GI option. It’s extremely low in sugar, high in fiber and gluten free. We have used this flour to create flatbreads, pizzas, and chocolate shakes – all low glycemic index versions because of coconut flour. 

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Organic Coconut Flour (4 lb) by Anthony’s, Certified Gluten-Free, Non-GMO

The great thing about Anthony’s, and about coconut flour in general, is that it helps you create so many amazing foods that you would otherwise miss out on with a low Gi diet. Here is just a sample of some of the foods you can make with coconut flour while still following a low glycemic index diet:

Low GI Foods you can make with coconut flour:

  • Breakfast smoothies and shakes
  • Low GI pancakes
  • Paleo bread
  • Pizza crusts for low GI pizza
  • Flatbreads and tortillas for low GI sandwiches, tacos, and wraps

Featured low GI Recipe using  Anthony’s Coconut Flour: Low GI Chocolate Shake

Ingredients (serves 2):

  • 2 tablespoons of Anthony’s Coconut Flour (start with this amount, then add more if you need to thicken the consistency)
  • Cubed or crushed Ice, as needed for texture
  • 2-4 drops of liquid Stevia, as desired for sweetness
  • 2-4 tablespoons of dark chocolate stevia sweetened chocolate chips, such as Lily’s brand (it is important that it is Stevia sweetened, otherwise your shake will not be low GI)
  • 3/4 cup of almond milk (make sure it is unsweetened or no sugar added)

Instructions:

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender, modify chocolate, coconut flour, and stevia for desired taste and texture

Use this link to purchase this product on Amazon: Organic Coconut Flour (4 lb) by Anthony’s, Certified Gluten-Free, Non-GMO