Have you ever tried something you were unsure of, and afterwards wonder what took you so long to try it?
That is how I feel about Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.
I have read about it on friends blogs and in the health world for pretty much almost two years now. After doing some research on Coconut oil I knew the only way to go was with Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.
This is UN-refined, coconut oil of the highest quality, and it is still made by hand and benefiting families in the rural areas of the Philippines where the coconuts grow.
When it arrived, I was a bit daunted by the solid form. However, I was quickly reassured that this is completely normal for coconut oil. A little warm water and it turns to liquid.
Actually the solid form is pretty useful as well. I decided if I was going to review the oil, I would check out a few different ways to use it.
Cooking – This was what I tried first. Opening the coconut oil, I was immediately greeted by a sweet coconut smell. Coconut oil and cooking are like peas in a pod. I cooked chicken with the coconut oil, and loved how moist the chicken was. I was also happy that it did not taste like coconuts.
Skin Care – After reading about the benefits that coconut oil can have on your skin, I thought why now? I have been using coconut oil on my skin for a week now. I have noticed no change in breakouts, but I am digging how soft my skin is.
Taking it straight up – This method is NOT for me. I did not like it ingesting it this way.
Mixing it in with my smoothies – This is by far my favorite use of the coconut oil. I get all the benefits of ingesting coconut oil without feeling like I am eating oil.
This is my personal favorite Smoothie Recipe:
- 2 cups spinach
- 1 cup kale
- 2 bananas
- 1 cup frozen berries (I prefer blueberries)
- 1/2 cup coconut water
- 1-2 tablespoons Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
Blend to smoothie consistency. Enjoy!
This is actually super yummy! I call it my Cuckoo for Coconut Oil Green Smoothie. I know some say you can taste the kale in the smoothie, but I disagree. I think it tastes like fruit.
I think the coconut oil gives me added energy and a boost to get through my day. Even my son enjoys sneaking sips of this smoothie!
You can find other coconut oil recipes here!
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Disclosure: I received a jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for my review. I was not paid for this review, nor obligated to provide a positive review. All opinions are 100% honest and my own.
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