Ingredients (serves 2-4)

60 g tapioca pearl
20 ml fat coconut cream
30 ml water
50 g erythritol or other sweetener
grated zest of 1 untreated lemon
1 tsp honey (I used rapeseed honey)
1 pinch of vanilla powder
fresh basil, about 6 leaves sliced
3 kiwis, peeled, cut into small cubes

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Place the tapioca pearls in a saucepan, add the coconut cream and water, stir and leave to soak for about 10 minutes. After 10 minutes, add the erythritol and start cooking on low heat. Cook over low heat, stirring every minute or so, for a total of 20 minutes. Cook slowly to allow time for the pearls to soften evenly and not stick or get stuck to the bottom of the pan. When the 20 minutes are up and you can see that the pearls are nicely swollen and have a creamy white consistency, remove from the heat and stir in 3/4 of the grated lemon zest and set aside. Mix the honey and vanilla into the two kiwis and cook in a small saucepan for a few minutes, leaving the third kiwi raw. Finally, mix all the kiwis with the basil and the remaining lemon zest and serve on top of the cooled tapioca pudding.

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