Coconut oil and more: Amazing health benefits of the coconut
Did you know that coconut oil is used to prevent Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Or that coconut water has more potassium than four bananas? Find out more here!
Coconut oil and more: Amazing health benefits of the coconut!
Unlike cow's milk, coconut milk is lactose free so can be used as a milk substitute by those with lactose intolerance. She goes on to say that it is a popular choice with vegans and makes a great base for smoothies, milkshakes or as a dairy alternative in baking.
Make a healthy banana milkshake with coconut milk!
2 cups coconut milk 3 medium size bananas a pinch or two of vanilla powder (you can also use vanilla extract) sugar
Peel the bananas and chop them. Put the bananas, vanilla and coconut milk into a blender. Add sugar as required. Blend everything until smooth and serve immediately.
The saturated fats present in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties that help combat various bacteria, fungi, and parasites that can cause indigestion. Coconut oil also helps in the absorption of other nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids.
Use coconut oil for this Carrot and Sweet Potato (Kamote) Soup
2 tsp. Coconut oil 1 onion, chopped 1 tsp. ground coriander 1 large sweet potato (kamote) 5 medium carrots, peeled and chopped 800 ml of vegetable stock
Heat the coconut oil in a large pan. Add the chopped onion and fry for 5 minutes. Stir in the sweet potato and coriander and cook for 2 minutes. Add the carrots and vegetable stock. Stir, bring to boil and simmer for 30 minutes. Pour into a blender and blend until smooth.
Blend coconut water with mango, banana and strawberries for a refreshing drink!
Coconut water 2 bananas 2 mangos 1 cup strawberries ½ Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons honey
Fill ice trays with the coconut water and freeze until solid. Place the fruit, honey and 12 to 14 coconut water-flavored ice cubes into a blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.