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Old 11-20-2014, 08:51 PM   #1
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Coconut Oil - How do YOU eat this stuff?

I've done all kinds of research into coconut oil, and I'm trying to add 2 tbsp a day to my diet. Unfortunately, so far, coconut oil completely grosses me right out!

I've put it in my hot drinks, and I can barely struggle them down because they're so greasy. I've put it in kale smoothies, and found glops of it at the bottom of my glass. I've mixed cocoa powder, cinnamon, coconut flakes and peanut butter into it, but the greasiness again is nauseating. I've held my nose and swallowed it straight, but I'm quite sure I won't be doing THAT again!

So I'm looking for ideas, please! And thank you!
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:19 PM   #2
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I like it in BPC (bullet proof coffee) blended with butter and/or HWC. Blending it definitely makes a difference. It's my breakfast. I also use it for roasting vegetable. Get the expeller pressed so your veggies don't taste like coconut.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:44 PM   #3
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Try cooking with it-chicken and fish are good fried in it-I kind of like making omeletes with it, and kale w onion, coconut oil and a little apple cider hi aged is pretty good. Try substituting it w butter in deserts and baked goods-oh yeah, try it on winter squash instead of butter, or on a sweet potato if u can handle the carbs.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:46 PM   #4
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Darn auto correct- vinager, not hi aged...what does that even mean??!
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:48 PM   #5
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Just eat it out of the container, you'll get used to it.
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:03 AM   #6
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Just eat it out of the container, you'll get used to it.

I drop a lump in any casserole I'm cooking
I fry with it
I make fat bombs (coconut oil, dark chocolate, PNB mmm)

yeah, I just eat it off a spoon...
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:33 AM   #7
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Mostly I just put it in coffee. I just drank the "slick" for years, but now I have a hand frother and LOVE it.

I put it in cold smoothies too, but you have to have a good blender to mix it all up. I can't tell its there.
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Old 11-21-2014, 07:34 AM   #8
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:24 AM   #9
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I use to put it in my morning coffee but could not get past the texture so stopped using it after only a week or so i think. At the time i did not have a blender so i may try it again.

I use it every day for frying my proteins.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:08 AM   #10
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I can't handle it in drinks either. You can use it to cook with so that you are not trying to choke down oil- try a stir fry made in coconut oil. Or, fried eggs.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:22 AM   #11
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I cook with it. About once a week I eat it plain with a few almonds. It seems to have helped with my hot flashes, they are a lot fewer and don't last as long since I started doing this.
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Old 11-21-2014, 01:23 PM   #12
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...and a little apple cider hi aged is pretty good.
That's funny, I knew what you meant.

I use it coffee, coconut bark, and sometimes just eat it off of a spoon, usually at night. I don't know why, but I think I sleep better.

Lately, since it's cold, I have been greasing a small corning ware dish with it for microwave scrambled eggs in the morning. I can spread it with a spoon and it stays in place while I mix the other stuff up in the dish so the eggs don't stick. One dish and done. Butter and bacon grease don't work as well.
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Old 11-21-2014, 02:16 PM   #13
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Coffee mainly. Once in a while I'll make a mini fat bomb, but I typically would use MCT oil instead. Sometimes I melt a little CO and then stir in some blueberries. The CO will coat them and then harden. It's a nice little treat. Sometimes a spoonful if I am hungry or going out to stave off potential hunger and the temptation to eat the wrong stuff. Personally if I had to choke it down, I just wouldn't.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:35 PM   #14
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I just cook and bake with it.
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:55 PM   #15
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I put a Tbs or more in my coffee. I wasn't crazy about the oil layer at the top so I got a battery operated frother to use on it. It turns the oil layer into a layer of foam which I just love drinking. by the time the foam disappears, you have already drunk the oil layer and the rest of the coffee has the texture of ordinary coffee with just a hint of coconut flavor - which I love. I also add a little cream and sweetener (and a coffee spoon of SF syrup) so my cup of coffee has wonderful flavors! I really miss it now if I drink coffee somewhere else and don't have coconut oil in it.
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You can make fat bombs and it tastes like candy.

I make coconut butter instead and add it to smoothies with coconut milk, avocado, and strawberry.

I also fry with it.
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Old 11-22-2014, 07:29 PM   #17
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I cook with it when following a more primal food plan, but right now I mainly use it for bulletproof coffee. I used to regularly use it in place of butter in a primal recipe I put together for a chocolate coconut spice cake. Or I'd use it to fry tuna coconut patties.
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Old 11-23-2014, 05:45 PM   #18
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Bpc on a daily basis and cook with it in a variety of recipes. My current fave is coconut curry chicken. It is also a must when cooking coconut shrimp.
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Old 11-25-2014, 04:21 AM   #19
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Deep fry food with it. Also you can in general just use it instead of butter, like when frying food on a pan.
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:20 AM   #20
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Start slowly with coconut oil if you are new to it because it will do a number on your gi system if you aren't used to it!
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:16 AM   #21
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I love fish fried in it


I also put it in my iced coffee in the morning
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