Coconut oil is quickly becoming the darling of the cuisine scene and health gurus for good reason. Here’s a great way to incorporate it into your daily routine.
We spoke of a few ways you can incorporate coconut oil into your daily routine, but the original and best way is still through cooking. Coconut oil makes everything light and fluffy tasting while infusing the food with lots of beneficial nutrients.
What sort of nutrients are in coconut oil? Medium-Chain Fatty Acids are the big focus. A wonderful source of energy for the body, MCFAs help raise metabolism, which can help you with weight loss when combined with exercise. What makes coconut oil so unique is that it contains at least 40% lauric acid, the major medium-chain fatty acid also found in human mother’s milk. Lauric acid is converted to monolaurin in the body and provides the body with antimicrobial, antibacterial and anti-protazoal benefits.
And it doesn’t stop there. Coconut oil has been shown to be effective in cases of candida, high cholesterol, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and chronic fatigue.
But enough of that—recipes use coconut oil because it’s delicious! So here’s one of our favorites.
Coconut Banana French Toast
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
- 1 banana
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 11/2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 12+ slices bread
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
Heat griddle and brush with coconut oil. Blend remaining ingredients (except bread) in a blender until smooth. Pour into a shallow dish. Submerge each slice in mixture and place on griddle.
Cook till golden brown, then flip over to cook other side. Serve with maple syrup.