Strawberry & Coconut Oil Smoothie
The water in the young coconut is one of the highest sources of electrolytes. Electrolytes are responsible for keeping the body properly hydrated, so the muscles and nerves can function effectively. It provides a natural source of quick energy and enhances physical and athletic performance. The impact of optimum hydration on the body’s largest organ (the skin) is healthy, younger-looking skin.
Coconut water is also low in calories, carbohydrates, and sugars, and almost completely fat-free, making it a perfect drink or addition to smoothies. Furthermore, the soft flesh, inside the coconut, helps to restore oxidative tissue damage and contains a source of healthy fats, proteins, and various vitamins and minerals.
Although coconut oil is a saturated fat, it is very different from cholesterol-laden, long-chain saturated fats. It is high in a medium-chain fatty acid that can actually help boost metabolism and aid in fat loss. These fatty acids can have profound positive effects on health.
This includes better brain function, stronger immunity, improved heart health, and better insulin secretion. Coconut also helps detoxify your body and balances your digestive tract. It aids digestion, and the absorption of nutrients, vitamins, and minerals. It can also assist in the removal of free radicals that cause premature ageing.
The oil is also great for skin and hair, both internally and topically. Choose the organic, virgin oil to be sure you are getting the purest form, that is packed with antioxidants and all its health busting properties!
A recipe for you to try!
Try this delicious smoothie, with the added goodness of strawberries and banana, to nourish yourself with a daily dose of coconut oil.
Strawberry and Coconut Oil Smoothie
1 cup almond or coconut milk (water works too)
1 cup fresh or frozen strawberries
1 fresh or frozen banana
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1/2 tablespoon honey
Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend for around 30-45 seconds or until smooth.