Coconuts are the fruit of the palm tree. They are not uncommon to some people, but they have jumped on the health food lists everywhere. People are becoming obsessed with using coconuts when they cook at home. There is excitement over getting coconut flour, coconut butter, coconut oil, and coconut vinegar.
Eating raw coconut meat is a healthy fat—snack on coconut or use shredded coconut in your smoothies.
You can swap in coconut flour instead of wheat flour in your brownies, muffins, or other baked goods. Change up the flour or a slightly sweet flavor of coconut flour.
Coconut butter has the same consistency as nut butter, but it is as smooth as oil. Melt this on your baked sweet potato. You can buy coconut butter or DIY using a high-speed blender with shredded unsweetened coconut for 10-15 minutes.
Marinades take on a new flavor with coconut vinegar. Salad dressings take on a sweet taste, and you can use this with condiments and sauces. Some research shows that 1-2 tablespoons a day aid digestion, much like apple cider vinegar.
Coconuts are very healthy. The water is a great hydration source. The meat of the coconut is high in fiber. The oil is beneficial to your heart. Go ahead, go coconut crazy.
What have you tried?