7 Coconut Oil Drinks To Try At Home, Because This Miracle Ingredient Really Does Make Everything Better
So you've jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon, and now you're a little obsessed. You've tried it on everything from your hair to your teeth, and you're looking to get even more creative with this miracle ingredient — which is where your blender comes into play. There are about eight million different drinks you can make with coconut oil that pump your body full of all the vitamins and bacteria-fighting and metabolism-boosting properties that have made coconut oil such a crowd favorite. But with so many options out there, it can be a tad overwhelming to find just one tried-and-true drink that really jives with your busy lifestyle.
Not to worry — when it comes to finding the perfect coconut oil-infused beverage, I did all the hard work for you. Here are seven recipes to get you started.
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5-Minute Breakfast Smoothie
They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so make sure you’re getting off to an extra strong start with this morning smoothie fortified with a tablespoon of coconut oil. Coconut oil is believed to help kickstart your metabolism and keep you full longer, not to mention it helps with digestion. I think it’s safe to say this berry smoothie by The Kitchn is exactly what you need to feel like you’re on top of the world.
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Mango Banana Smoothie With Chia Seeds
This mango banana smoothie by A Cozy Kitchen comes packed with both a tablespoon of coconut oil (which, as we know, is full of immunity-boosting properties), and a healthy smattering of antioxidant-loaded chia seeds that will help you get your fiber fix for the day. Win-win.
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Green Warrior Smoothie
There’s something about drinking a green power smoothie that makes you feel positively invincible. Add in some virgin coconut oil like Oh She Glows, and you really do have one super-charged drink. Just half a tablespoon is enough to give your metabolism a boost and pump you full of bacteria-fighting properties.
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Blueberry Banana Smoothie
Bananas and blueberries blend together beautifully in this power smoothie by What’s Cooking Good Looking. Antioxidants and potassium from the fruit team up with coconut oil’s arsenal of good-for-you nutrients for a combination that radiates healthy vibes.
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Coconut Carrot Shake
Family Fresh Cooking calls this drink the equivalent of “carrot cake in a glass,” but only if carrot cake came loaded with fresh, revitalizing ingredients. This shake can be made to accommodate gluten-free and vegan diets, but compromises nothing on taste with its ginger, cinnamon, and nutmeg flavors.
Image and recipe: Family Fresh Cooking