How do you take Coconut oil?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by foggyfroggy, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. foggyfroggy

    foggyfroggy Guest

    I am not sure how to do this - how on earth have some of you managed to put it directly in your mouth and swallow it??? GAK!!!!!

    Does it turn into greasy chunks in a smoothy?

    Ideas please!!

    Gretchen
  2. foggyfroggy

    foggyfroggy Guest

  3. Michelle_NZ

    Michelle_NZ New Member

    Hi Gretchen

    I just swallow it straight off the spoon. It was abit strange at first, but I quite like it now.

    It retains its qualities when heated - you could melt it before putting it in your smoothie.

    Take care
    Michelle
  4. 2BDreamer

    2BDreamer New Member

    I really like mine in my coffee every morning, makes it taste even creamier with the half and half.
    [This Message was Edited on 08/06/2006]
  5. sascha

    sascha Member

    i put a TBsp in a blender drink, with coc. milk, goateine whey powder, blueberries, half an apple, cranberry juice (unsweetened); sometimes a raw egg, and some stevia if i want it a bit sweeter, and flax seeds. anyway, that's more than you asked- sorry- the oil gets whirred in fine so there are no chunks.

    also- i cook with it all the time now- eggs, meats- anything/everything. i love the taste. it is supposed to have beneficial properties - it kills yeast, is anti-viral, anti-microbial, good for the gut good for regulating blood sugar.

    stay in touch and with your experience with coc.oil. it immediately got rid of my CFIDS all-over achiness. i'm waiting to recover from recent trauma and crash to see if it gets me back to good place of relative well-being i was in.

    sascha
  6. foggyfroggy

    foggyfroggy Guest

    Thanks everyone; good suggestions.

    michelle_nz,
    Thanks - I had been wondering if heating it changed the 'good' part'. Mine has an odd aftertaste so I think I will be hiding it in stuff until I get a bit more used to it!

    2bdreamer - ooooo, good idea!

    Gretchen
  7. foggyfroggy

    foggyfroggy Guest

    Hi!
    It's supposed to help get rid of bad beasties plus help with energy & help stabilize blood sugar. It supposedly lowers bad cholesteral too.

    Gretchen
  8. foggyfroggy

    foggyfroggy Guest

    Yup, you (and others) talked me into it! :)
    I'm going to try the Goateine too I think. Thanks for the recipe, I think smoothies are the way to go with this.
    I hope you get to feeling better again soon!

    Gretchen
  9. onedaymagpie

    onedaymagpie New Member

    I had a tough time at first. But then you just focus on the wonderful flavor of coconut.

    Start with cooking with it - eggs made with it are great and BTY coconut oil can get very hot without breaking down, so a good cooking oil.

    But once you develop a taste, it is great just plain.
    \Mags
  10. FibroTart

    FibroTart New Member

    I like it this way best...

    smooth on like butter.