Yummy Coconut Oil

Did you know that “at the turn of the century, most of the fatty acids in the diet were either saturated or monounsaturated, primarily from butter, lard, tallows, coconut oil and small amounts of olive oil.”

~page 10, Nourishing Traditions, Sally Fallon.

Coconut Slushie_09

And that saturated fats – which we’ve been told are bad for our health – are in reality good for us…

How?

They make up at least 50% of a cell’s membrane; play an important part in the health of our bones and enhance the immune system.

And our yummy coconut oil is 92% saturated fat!

You can find more information on the health benefits of coconut oil here; more info at the Alternative Healthzine and the Wise Geek’s take on it as well.

How do we have our coconut?

One yummy way is in our delish Summer Coconut Slushie.

Coconut Slushie_03

What do you need?

1x 400ml can organic coconut cream

400mls full-fat milk

1x generous tablespoon of organic honey

Place half the can of coconut cream, milk and honey in to large cylinder.  Whiz with hand-held blender stick until all combined.

This amount is enough for the 3 of us (Daughter, Son and myself) to have a slushie.

Coconut Slushie_07

We have this cool machine that shaves ice for us, so we 2/3 fill a glass with our coconut milk concoction, then shave ice in on top.

Mix ice through and enjoy!

It’s great as a hot-afternoon treat – full of goodness and deliciously filling.

Why not try it for yourself and tell me what you think!

Contact me View my portfolio Visit the shop

, , , , , , , ,

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. 365 Project – Day 320 - October 19, 2011

    […] weather was warm this afternoon and the kids requested a Summer Coconut Slushie.  While I was pouring them, these amazing bubbles were forming… and I had to stop and grab […]

Blog design and development by Crimson Pear