If you didn't know I was obsessed with coconut, well you're about to get familiar with my obsession real quick. Back in the day all I knew of coconut was it was great shredded on top of ice cream, cakes or baked into cookies. I had no idea the potential of what I was eating at the time. Now I'm older wiser and in love with coconut.
My most common intake of coconut is via coconut milk. In cereals, lattes, sometimes with gluten free Oreo's and smoothies are other ways I like to enjoy that beautiful translucent white liquid. I have also come to love the actual flesh of the coconut, fresh flesh is best (iZombie really got to me...) try saying that ten times fast. The only thing that prevents me from eating it more would have to be the fact that I have not mastered opening a coconut. That's where dried (slightly candied) coconut comes in. My favourite is when you get the big bag at Costco, I could sit there and eat it for hours. Which is what I am currently doing.
Another way I love to consume coconut is via coconut oil. It was at the point where my slogan was "Coconut oil I put that sh** on everything!" I've calmed down since. But come summer if you ever think "hmm Natalie you have a lovely glow, what do you use?" my answer will be coconut oil. Then you will follow my answer with your eyes bulging out of your face in confusion as to how I'm not a walking lobster. Coconut oil actually acts as an SPF 15. Is it smart? I'm not 100% sure, but I haven't burnt yet. I must say though I don't always walk around with just coconut oil, I wear sunscreen too. Coconut oil can act as a wonderful healthy substitution for butter. coconut oil, raspberry jam and toast, yum. I also use coconut oil for moisturizer, it's so lovely right after a shave (ladies try it!). It's great for hair too, I find it helps tame my frizzies and as a curly haired gal, that can come in handy.
I could go on for hours and hours about coconut. Instead I'll let you do the rest of the research and get creative. Pinterest is a perfect place to start if you want to find different creative ways to consume coconut. Now if you'll excuse me I'm going to go eat come coconut milk ice cream because #coconut and #dairyfree.
Happy Fri-yay ya'll.