I have been cooking with coconut oil for a while and using it on my skin and I love it!! But I think I am going to up the ante and try to include more in my diet.
How do you prefer to take it?
Some put it in their coffee, some mix it with chocolate (I just got some cocoa powder, so that's my next experiment!). I still have many strides to go with getting where I want to be, I was hoping this would help me. I just want some guidance for options to include more in my diet.
Thanks- W :)
This sounds weird, but I mix it with pastured butter (I still eat some dairy) and shredded unsweetened coconut and dark cocoa and make a "bar" that I keep in the fridge to slice hunks off of as a quick source of energy.
You can make killer hot chocolate with some dark cocoa powder, coconut cream (not oil) and a little honey.
I've heard it makes a good lubricant.
You can mix it with dried pieces of fruit and jerky to make a sort of pemmican.
Sometimes I just eat a spoonful.
Have you tried coconut butter yet? You have to warm it up a bit but then it will be spreadable. Think like.. the best almond butter in the world but it's coconut. Some people eat it straight out of the jar, yum, but here is the link to the site of the brand I get for some recipe ideas:
And I lovelove Let's Do Organic unsweetened coconut flakes. I keep them in the freezer and grab handfulls. It's obscene how many bags I go through. I also will use coconut milk in my iced coffee on occasion and for making ice cream, roast my tubers using coconut oil as well as cooking other veg. Good luck!
I use Coconut flour, Coconut Oil, Coconut Cream Concentrate, my deodorant is coconut oil based, as well as my bath soap. I get it all from Tropical Traditions. Use my referral code (7912173) and get the book Virgin Coconut Oil FREE with your first order. I absolutely love this place.
I take my Organic, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil "straight, no chaser".
I use a measuring tablespoon to scoop out a good tablespoon and a half (Coconut Oil is a bit cool, and a bit thick), and just eat it/drink it, and lick the tablespoon clean. I do this twice a day, if I remember and have it at hand.
Some times it is a quite rich, most of the time it is fine. However, it gets nicer tasting (and less rich) after some time - you do get used to it.
If you do start to take Coconut Oil this way, start with a teaspoon twice a day and slowly build up to your desired dose.
Like terrence, I just spoon it in. No particular amount, just when I think of it or I'm hungry and don't have acceptable food handy. I rarely cook with it since my daughter - the pickiest eater EVER - doesnt like the taste and it's hard enough already sneaking healthy food into that one (when I cook I usually use beef tallow). Maybe I average a couple or three tablespoons coconut oil a day?
Coconut oil is great for cooking (at low temps). For food, use coconut cream or real coconut flesh, not coconut oil. Coconut oil does not have the full mineral compliment of coconuts, but coconut flesh and cream does.
I love making chocolate with is, using it instead of cocoa butter. Recipes goes like this: 1:1:1/2 is the ratio of coconut oil, cocoa powder and lastly honey. It is so good. Better than the old store bought.