February 20, 2020

You couldn’t ask for a food product more useful than liquid coconut oil. Pressed from fresh organic coconuts, our coconut oil stays liquid and silky smooth, making it perfect for everything from sauces and stir-frys to veggies and popcorn. It’s just as handy outside the kitchen, too! Organic liquid coconut oil makes a delightful moisturizer that feels light and delicate on your skin. You can even apply it to your hair to restore softness and shine. Liquid coconut oil is the one product you’ll find a use for every single day.

Need more inspiration to incorporate this oil into your daily routine? We’re sharing 3 recipes to inspire you to eat, fry, and apply our liquid coconut oil.

EAT

Let’s face it, fat tastes delicious! Oil and butter add flavor and creaminess to your dishes and also lend a hand in helping you feel full. Without it, any gourmet meal would fall a bit flat. That’s why (in moderation) we believe you shouldn’t fear the fat! A small teaspoon of oil drizzled over your salad, veggies, or even popcorn provides a rich taste sensation that will leave your tastebuds leaping for joy.

coconut oil popcorn

Easy Sweet ‘n Salty Popcorn:

Ingredients

¼ cup liquid coconut oil
2 tbsp honey
½ tsp sea salt
1 bag plain microwave popcorn
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook popcorn in microwave following directions on the package.
  2. Pour popcorn into a large bowl and drizzle liquid coconut oil on top.
  3. Add honey, sea salt, and cinnamon (optional) and mix well with a spoon.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

FRY

Compared to many other vegetable oils, coconut oil has a high smoke point which means it can withstand high cooking temperatures. This makes it perfectly suitable for sautéing, baking, roasting, and even frying. While steaming is always a good option for vegetables, sometimes you might be in the mood to spice things up. If you’re looking for an extra boost of flavor, try the delicious recipe below fromThe Endless Meals.

coconut oil fried brussel sprouts

Coconut Oil Fried Brussels Sprouts with Garlic, Chilies, and Lime

Ingredients

10 garlic cloves, peeled
Liquid coconut oil, enough to cover 2 inches in a small pot
4 red Thai chilis
1 lb. Brussels sprouts, halved
Sea salt
1 lime, cut into quarters

Directions

  1. Place the garlic cloves in a small frying pan and cover them with water. Bring them to a boil, cover the pot, reduce the heat and let them simmer for 5 minutes. Drain the pan and let the garlic cloves dry completely.
  2. Put 2 inches of liquid coconut oil in a medium-sized pot. Attach an oil thermometer to the side of the pot and heat it until it reaches 300°F. While the oil is heating, line a rimmed baking sheet with two layers of paper towels.
  3. Add the blanched and dried garlic and the chilies to the pot. Let the garlic and chilis fry for 3 minutes, or until the garlic is brown but not dark. Remove the garlic and chilis from the pot using a slotted spoon and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Let the oil heat just until it reaches 350°F. Working in batches, carefully add the Brussels sprouts to the oil by piling them on the slotted spoon and dropping them into the oil. Have a splatter screen or a lid on hand and immediately cover the pot. They will spit oil everywhere for the first 30 seconds. Once they have calmed down you can remove the splatter screen. Fry the Brussels for 3-4 minutes, or until they are brown but not too dark. Remove them with the slotted spoon and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining Brussels.
  5. Once all the Brussels are cooked, sprinkle them liberally with sea salt and squeeze ¼ lime over top. Serve with extra lime wedges on the side.

APPLY

Coconut oil is a great beauty oil thanks to its rich fatty acid profile. The only problem is it’s natural solid-state can lead to a messy application, leaving clumps of hard oil in your hair or on your skin. The beauty of liquid coconut oil is that it never hardens, so you can easily apply and use it in all your favorite DIY hair and skincare recipes. Try these simple beauty recipes you can add into your self-care routine every week:

coconut oil hair treatment

Overnight Hair Repair Treatment:

  1. Before going to bed, take a generous amount of liquid coconut oil and rub it between your hands. Apply the oil from your hair, starting at the tips and working your way up to the root.
  2. Wrap your hair in a shower cap or towel wrap, before going to bed.
  3. In the morning, wash your hair as usual.

Exfoliating Sugar Scrub:

  1. Combine liquid coconut oil with a little sugar in a bowl.
  2. Mix and apply to your skin, rubbing in circular motions to exfoliate dry skin.
  3. Rinse off with warm water. For best results, follow with applying your favorite moisturizer.

 

 

Liquid coconut oil really is an all-in-one food and beauty product. From cooking in the kitchen to your daily beauty routine, this organic oil can really do it all! The fact that it always stays liquid and never hardens means convenient ease of use for every recipe you choose. Swap out regular coconut oil for liquid coconut oil if you never want to worry about messy clumps again!

Have you ordered your bottle of Viva Naturals Liquid Coconut Oil yet? Which recipe will you try first?

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