How can you easily incorporate coconut oil into your daily diet and enjoy its health benefits? Try this raw and vegan Coconut Peach Melba Smoothie. Coconut oil is nature’s richest source of healthy medium chain fatty acids, which help stimulate your body’s metabolism, aid in weight loss, improve cholesterol levels and protect us from disease due to the oil’s anti-microbial properties.
To reap the numerous health benefits coconut oil has to offer, the recommended daily intake is 1-3 tablespoons. One of the easiest ways to consume 1 tablespoon per day is in a smoothie. This energizing vegan Coconut Peach Melba Smoothie “rawks” plenty of immune strengthening phytonutrients and cholesterol-lowering phytosterols; fiber; antioxidants; anti-inflammatory alkalizing compounds and minerals including potassium, magnesium copper, manganese; vitamins B and C; and most importantly- FLAVOR. The healthy medium chain fatty acids in the coconut oil insure speedy energy production and nutrient absorption without the fear of weight gain. Each serving has 265 calories and 10 grams of fiber. Frozen organic fruit is readily available in grocery stores at affordable prices when purchased in large bags. Bonus- it is ready in less than 5 minutes.
Of course another way to eat raw coconut oil is to enjoy a serving of our award winning Hail Merry Miracle Tarts. Each serving delivers 1/2 tablespoon of this super healthy saturated fat (that contains no cholesterol). Experience all 5 flavors!
Energizing Coconut Peach Melba Smoothie
1 cup frozen organic raspberries
1 cup frozen organic peaches
1 cup coconut milk
2 tablespoons raw organic coconut oil (liquefied)
½ teaspoon turmeric
*1 tablespoon flaxseed meal (optional)
4-6 ice cubes (optional)
Place all ingredients into blender except oil. Blend and slowly pour oil in while blending. Continue mixing until smooth and creamy, 1-2 minutes. Drink and enjoy feeding your body royally!
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