The Coconut Craze is Here!
Coconuts are the fruit of the palm tree. They are not uncommon to people that live in Hawaii and Florida, but they have jumped on the health food lists everywhere. People are obsessed with using coconuts when they cook at home. There is excitement over being able to get coconut flour, coconut butter, coconut oil, and coconut vinegar.
Eating coconut meat is a healthy fat. Snack on coconut or use shredded coconut in your smoothies.
You can swap in coconut flour instead of wheat flour in your brownies, muffins, or other baked goods. Change up the flour or a slightly sweet flavor of coconut flour.
Coconut butter has the same kind of consistency as nut butter, but it is smooth as oil. Melt this on your baked sweet potato. You can buy coconut butter or DIY by using a high-speed blender with shredded unsweetened coconut for 10-15 minutes.
Marinades take on a new flavor with coconut vinegar. Salad dressings take on a sweet flavor, and you can use this with condiments and sauces. Some research shows that 1-2 tablespoons a day aid in digestion much like apple cider vinegar.
Coconuts are very healthy. The water is a great hydration source. The meat of the coconut is high in fiber. The oil is beneficial to your heart. Go ahead go coconut crazy. What will you have first?