Coconut oil is a great addition
to your favorite beverage recipe! You can add it to smoothie recipes for a
quick, healthy breakfast, an energy boost, a pick-me-upper, or a snack. It
fills you up and gives you extra energy.
Coconut oil can be used in many
different beverages though, not just smoothies. Some use it in their coffee in
replace of cream while others add it to tea, hot chocolate, juices, lattes, you
name it! I love adding a tablespoon or two to a cold blended drink during the
summer before a workout or riding lesson for energy or a hot drink during the
winter to wake me up and keep me energetic throughout the whole workout.
The biggest problem is: how does
one add coconut oil to a cold beverage? If you just throw it into a smoothie,
it clumps up into little white balls. If you try stirring it in, it solidifies.
The solution however, is actually quite simple.
For hot drinks, simply stir in
the desired amount. True, water and oil do not mix so if you don’t want a layer
of oil at the top of your drink simply stir it back in before taking another
sip. For cold drinks, melt the desired amount of coconut oil and place the
drink into a blender. While blending on medium speed, slowly add the coconut
oil in, starting out with drops and working up to a steady stream until all is
well blended. The oil will not clump and will give you a frothy top when
finished. If you’re making a smoothie, wait until it is fairly smooth and not
so chunky before adding the oil.
So there you have it! The
smoothie recipe below is simple, quick, easy and delicious and makes a great
“energy drink”. Enjoy everyone!
- 1 banana
- ½ cup
orange juice more or less, depending on how thick or thin you want it
tablespoon Coconut Cream Concentrate
tablespoons organic whole milk vanilla yogurt
- 3 ice
tablespoons virgin coconut oil - liquefied
Blend all ingredients except coconut oil in
blender. Slowly add coconut oil, starting out with drops and working up to a steady
stream. This is also good by adding 5 frozen strawberries. Enjoy!
As always, if you have any questions or comments
please feel free to drop me a comment below.