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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Coconut Oil

I absolutely love coconut oil for many reasons, my favorite brand is from Raw Elements. It is so delicious I eat it right off a spoon. Many of you are wondering how to eat it, keep these tips in mind:

  • You can eat a three tablespoons a day off the spoon or use it for cooking
  • It tastes wonderful and is heat stable so no free radicals are released in the heating process
  • Look or a fair trade, organic variety or try the Raw Elements coconut oil, I recommended above Store in a cool dark place
  • It's an amazing oil in which to stir fry your veggies
  • It can be used as moisturizer for your body, you can use it in your hair, and more! 
  • Find out my secret tip for coconut oil in the video above.

Here is my favorite smoothie recipe including this delicious healthy fat!

Kiwi Coconut Citrus Smoothie

1 kiwi, peeled
1 orange, peeled
1/4 cup frozen raspberries
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 cup plain Greek-style yogurt
1 Tbsp coconut oil
Pinch nutmeg
Pinch cinnamon
1 tsp fresh lime juice

Puree all ingredients. If the smoothie is too thick, add a bit of water and blend again.


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  2. Hi Tosca...
    Great recipe.... I am off to get the ingredients I am missing. Love your energy and love your inspiration. I use coconut oil on my skin. Love it.

  3. Cool information Thanks a lot for this awesome information. Keep working and posting variety
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  4. Lovely recipe! I want to try it! By what could I replace the protein powder? Would chia seeds do the trick?

  5. I am addicted to coconut oil!! My favorite is to use it on popcorn. I love how it soothes my sweets and fats cravings.

  6. What is the nutrient value of this smoothie?

  7. I came up with:

    Food energy: 320kcal
    Saturated fatty acids: 13.21g
    Monounsaturated fatty acids: 0.13g
    Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 0.38g
    Total fat: 14.71g
    Calories from fat: 132
    Cholesterol: --
    Carbohydrate, by difference: 35.78g
    Total dietary fiber: 7.93g
    Protein: 13.72g

    1. I also would be concerned about 13 grams of Saturated fat. bad for the heart

  8. Can we really have 3 Tbsp a day of coconut oil? Mine says 14g of fat per Tbs, that eats up a lot of fat for the day. I would love to have it b/ i love coconut oil but i just wanted to make sure.
    THanks so much!!

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  10. This smoothie looks great! I may add it to the menu for my HEALTH & FITNESS VACATION I am hosting in St. Augustine, FL this Nov! We will be using a lot of coconut oil! Spots still available...

  11. I use coconut oil as a moisturizer! It's better than olive oil because it doesn't have an oily consistency and absorbs quickly into my skin! Of course, I cook with it too! That's some good stuff!

  12. I love coconut oil, but my husband does not. He can tell in an instant if I have cooked something in it. Is there a type that does not have a coconut taste?

  13. Thanks for all this information.

    Will this smoothie be a snack? or a meal replacement?
    I'm curious to know why are you adding the coconut oil to the mix?

    Thanks so much!

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