Coconuts might make up as the best summer drink in the form of coconut water. But don’t forget the tried and tested coconut oil that has multiple ways to impress your stomach and dieting practices besides its application on hair and body that leaves a glow. See how multi-talented coconut oil is.
Replace your other cooking oils such as canola, corn or all-purpose vegetable oils with virgin or expeller pressed coconut oil. If a recipe calls for cooking at high temperature like a stir fry, for example—consider using coconut oil. Since it has a high smoke point, it won’t emit harmful free radicals as readily as other oils. Even baking can be done with coconut oil!
- For Yogurt, Soups, Smoothies and Hot Drinks
Apart from using it as cooking oil, you can add coconut oil to your coffee or tea, yogurt, smoothies. However, melt your coconut oil slowly and gently and pour it into your yogurt and smoothies. This helps the oil from getting clumped in your cold food items.
- Dressing Salads
Though olive oil is best suited to salad dressings, go ahead and try a new option in giving your salads a different flavour by using coconut oil as the base of the dressing.
- Drink Coconut Milk
Skip your pasteurised milk and turn to homemade coconut milk. You will feel the taste of coconut oil in the milk. Use fresh coconut milk as a beverage in baking and in soups.
- Make your own granola
Granola can be made tasty and special when you use coconut oil to whip up a oaty, nutty mixture.
- Top up your Toast
Instead of using the good old butter for bread, use coconut oil the next time you toast. You can also sprinkle cinnamon on the top to make it delicious.
- Eat it up
Try taking a spoonful of coconut oil as it is. It is packed with health benefits so don’t resist the temptation of gulping it down your throat.
- Popcorn Preparation
Eating popcorn is a favourite while watching movies in a cinema hall. However, when you are at home, cook the kernels in coconut oil instead of the vegetable oil. You will surely get a feeling of sweetness with every bite of popcorn.
- As Homemade Energy Bars
These are a kid’s all time favourite. Packed with healthy fats, they are a great natural source of energy.
- Coconut Butter Cups
Just like the energy bars, the coconut butter cups are a favourite too. They consist of a little chocolate cup filled with coconut and coconut oil “butter” and can be flavoured to your taste.
Coconut oil is nature’s best boon as it promotes and supports good health and great cooking — and it’s good for your skin too!