A few months ago, I received a jar of coconut oil and it has been sitting in my pantry because I wasn’t sure how to incorporate it into my daily cooking routine. I like the taste of coconut but I know that it is a flavor that not every one cares for. Coconut oil has some amazing health benefits and many people have started swishing coconut oil to help reduce the amount of bacteria in their mouth. I am not brave enough to try oil pulling but I am open to try these 6 ways to incorporate coconut oil into my cooking routine.
If you don’t like the taste of coconut oil, there are still many ways to incorporate coconut oil into your diet.
Extra-virgin coconut oil (VCO) like Skinny Coconut Oil is 100% raw food. As such, it might have a stronger scent and taste than refined, bleached and deodorized (RBD) coconut oil. This is palatable to some but a bit too strong for others. There are consumers who switch to RBD coconut oil so they can “tolerate” coconut oil in their diet. But what they are actually doing is cheating themselves in getting the FULL benefit of extra virgin coconut oil.
There are ways to incorporate coconut oil into your diet even if you have trouble with its taste, smell, or texture.
6 Alternative Ways to Ingest Coconut Oil
Coffee, tea, and juices blend the coconut oil enough for it to emulsify. This creates a creamy and rich (not oily) consistency. Chances are you wouldn’t even taste it! However, sometimes the smell is still there, but if that bothers you, try using a travel mug with a lid to prevent your from smelling the oil.
This is a great method for children to get their daily intake of coconut oil. It is easy to hide its taste and texture. Just make sure that it is added slowly while your smoothie is being blended. You can heat your coconut oil under warm water until it barely melts so that it doesn’t clump.