recommend a great coconut oil smoothie & avocado smoothie to me :D
well i fell off the raw food wagon. and now i feel terrible! I really don't know why we do this to ourselves. I got really sick and i just completely stopped doing what i was doing.
Anywayssss I was thinking there was a couple things i wanted to try. Maybe help inspire me to try new raw things to get me back on track.
I have a really good kind of coconut oil and i keep hearing of people putting it in smoothies. Does anyone have a good recipe they can vouch for that has coconut oil in it?
Also I guess you can make avocado smoothies? Sounds kinda gross but i'll try it. does anyone know of a good recipe??
Anything else you think I should try give me a shout out.
Thanks guys! :D
Can't wait. Hope theres a reply by morning so I can have something special for breakfast.
Hmm, I sometimes use coconut cream (whole ground coconut, not just the oil) in smoothies. But, I'm sure that doesn't help- unless you have some?
As for avocados in smoothies- yes, I've seen some folks say they like that; but I have only thrown out two green smoothies, in over a year and a half. (I've done all fruit ones for decades, but that's another story. Never tossed any of those.) One was early on, I had a baaaaad experience with mustard greens (too spicy hot on my stomach), and the next day I tried arugula- one sip, and it felt like a repeat of the day before, so I tossed it, rather than get sick again. I no longer use those two greens in a smoothie (although, I love arugula mixed in a salad). The second, and only other time was a couple weeks ago. Yep, I had heard that it was "a good idea" to add in an avocado. UGH! That was so nasty, to me! Down the drain it went, which was a real shame, since I love avocados, and all the other stuff that went into it. Just not spun up together. Way too greasy feeling. I use nutmylks in many of my smoothies, so I am used to a bit of fat in them, but an avo was just too nasty!
Haha thanks for that advice with the avocado. It sounded pretty nasty. "A fatty smoothie" lol Yeah I'll probably end up not making that. no i dont have any coconut meat, i have the oil.
I lady at the health food store said it aids in losing weight.
i got Jarrow Formulas extra virgin organic expeller pressed vegan coconut oil.
You keep it in the fridge & its hard. lol
Does the jar say to keep it in the fridge? I am surprised by that! I bet it *is* hard, that cold. Coconut oil gets hard in the winter here, just in the cabinet.
Yes, I've lost weight with it...each time I hit a plateau, I realized I hadn't eaten it in a while. Once I started back up (just a bit each day- maybe less than a tablespoon? on something I was eating) I started loosing weight again. Cool stuff, and tastes yummy too!
The jar says to keep it in the fridge for optimum freshness. It doesn't taste bad, and smells GREAT but i try to eat the oil straight because i dont really know what to do with it and i GAG and i cant get it down. I cant really get past the texture and knowing im eating a spoonful of oil. haha
Are you 100% raw? I am not; I use it on toast, occasionally lightly steamed veggies, or to pop popcorn in. But, if you are 100%, it also goes well with cacao and honey (or agave), for a fruit dip. Also, you could try slipping it into your usual smoothies, maybe? (I've only used the cream, not the oil, so I have no recipes. sorry.) I do lick the knife, and enjoy that, but don't think I could take a whole spoonful alone like that! :P
Avocado is FANTASTIC in smoothies! If you don't want to taste it, try it with cacao powder, dates and raspberries.
Savory smoothies, ie. soup, are amazing. Try a guacamole smoothies, or use the avocado-spinach dip recipe on this site and thin it out a bit. Or avo-kale, or curried avocado - think think, rich and maybe use warm water so you get the soup thing going on.
As for coconut oil, you can add it to just about ANY smoothie. I find the "fat" sensation filling and satisfying. Try it in spinach/orange/strawberry maybe. As with avocado, try cacao the first time just to see . . .
PS. I also add nut mylk (OK, just nuts in the Blendtec) to many smoothies. It makes them more filling and satisfying. I am about 70% and have been for about 2.5 years now so I wouldn't call this "transitioning". I just need more fat and protein than other people might. I am small and thin but very physically active.
This is my FAVORITE smoothie to put avocado as well as coconut oil/butter in! It is DIVINE. I got it from Sarma's and Matt's RAW FOOD REAL WORLD uncook book.
1 ripe avocado, peeled and pitted
3 cups diced pineapple
2 cups water/coconut water
3 tbs. agave nectar or 2 packets stevia
3 tbs. lime juice
1 tbs. coconut butter/oil (optional)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Hope you like it. :)