Benefits of Coconut Oil & A Delicious Berry Smoothie
Disclaimer: All opinions are my own, I am not a medical professional and before consuming any new product you should contact your doctor. I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a sample of Skinny Coconut Oil to try.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that I love using coconut oil in many facets of my life, from oil pulling (another post to come on that later), to body lotion, baking, cooking, and smoothie making, the possibilities for which to add coconut oil into my life never cease to amaze me.
While there are many varieties of coconut oil out there on the market, it is important to remember that like all other food and health products there are higher and lower qualities of coconut oil as well. What I liked most about skinny coconut oil was that skinny coconut oil is a raw product, never heated above room temperature during the manufacturing process in order to ensure the quality of the oil is not compromised. Additionally, skinny coconut oil has a smooth texture that does not get gritty over time, which some of you long time coconut oil users I am sure may have experienced in the past.
For someone like me who uses coconut oil a lot on my skin and in my smoothies, this high quality, smooth and non-gritty coconut oil has been incredibly pleasant for me to use and incorporate into my daily life. I have also found that my skin absorbs this oil slightly quicker than some of the other brands I have tried in the past.
Now onto the delicious berry smoothie I have been making myself for breakfast lately!
Berry Smoothie Recipe
- 1/2 cup frozen blackberries
- 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
- 1 frozen banana
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 cup almond or coconut milk
- 1 tsp matcha powder - All around great nutrient booster
- 1 tsp hemp hearts - Great source of vegan protein
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. If your smoothie is a little too thick, try adding a little more non-dairy milk, or some water.