Coconut oil and mil are healthy alternatives to use when cooking. Here are some tips and ideas that you can incorporation into your daily meals.
Coconut milk is a great base for smoothies. Blend one banana, one cup coconut milk and one cup orange juice for a sweet little treat. Add coconut milk to coffee and tea instead of milk or cream.
Make a creative dipping oil for bread, a topping for pasta or vegetables. Try a salad dressing with the following ingredients:
- 3 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil.
- 2 tbsp. diced onion.
- 1 tbsp. diced garlic.
- 1/2 tsp. dried basil.
- 1/2 tsp. dried oregano.
- 1/4 tsp. salt.
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne.
Heat the mixture to a simmer, turn off the heat and let cool.
Use coconut oil over air popped popcorn. Substitute it for butter on toast. Use coconut oil in stir-fry and in baking instead of unhealthy canola oil.
Try Coconut Roasted Sweet Potatoes.
- 2 tbsp. coconut oil.
- 2 lbs. sweet potatoes cut into chunks.
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt.
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper.
- 1 tsp. lime zest.
Preheat oven to 400°F. In a small saucepan, melt coconut oil over medium heat. Toss potatoes with oil, salt and pepper in a Ziploc bag until evenly coated. Spread potatoes in a single layer on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 40 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl and toss with lime zest.Resource: Exercise Etc., Inc.