Thursday, January 22, 2009

Coconut Oil Bars-How to eat coconut Oil

I prefer coconut bars over melting coconut oil in tea.

Gently melt:
1 C. Butter-raw spring butter is the best
2 C. Coconut oil-unrefined, I like Green Pastures

3 C. Coconut, dried and shredded
1 C. Nuts, chopped
1/2 C. Prunes, cut up
1/2 C. Apricots cut up
1/4 C. Peanut Butter
2 T. Really Raw Honey
1/4 t. Real salt

Add anything else you'd like to eat on a daily basis like sour cherries or a lot more nuts. The coconut oil firms everything well. You can add Stevia if you want it sweeter, or more honey. I try to keep it on the lower end of the carbohydrates scale. The PB really adds a nice flavor and chocolate makes it incredibly good.

Line a baking pan with parchment paper and pour in this mixture. Smooth with a spatula and refrigerate until firm. Pop out of pan and cut into small squares to eat 20 minutes before each meal. Store in the refrigerater. These promote weight loss naturally. If you wish you had added something else, you can easily melt the whole batch and add things.

See Eat Fat Lose Fat by Mary Enig for details about the nutritional value of coconut oil.

Update: I found that I can add Kelp (chopped in the blender-for iodine) and tart cherries (for the anti-oxident properties) and even chocolate and keep the excellent flavor.

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