Try these tasty recipes using extra virgin coconut oil

Organic extra virgin olive oil is the new superstar in the world of food. There are myriad health benefits of using coconut oil in cooking and for healthy skin, hair and nails. It’s anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, high smoking point etc. makes it the perfect cooking oil there is!

You can use coconut oil in everyday recipes to make your food healthier, so as to improve your well-being. Here are some simple recipes to try at home using organic extra virgin tasteless coconut oil:

  1. Homemade French fries

Who doesn’t love French fries, right? Instead of using oil that increases your bad cholesterol, just follow this simple recipe of French fries using extra virgin tasteless cooking coconut oil. For this recipe, you need 2.5 pound potatoes, peeled and sliced into your desired size. Take 1-1.5 cups of your extra virgin coconut oil and some seasoning.

First soak the potatoes in a bowl of water, room temperature for 8 to 12 hours. After that rinse the potatoes and pat them dry with a paper towel. Heat the coconut oil to 300 degrees and fry the potatoes until they are barely cooked and still limp. Remove them and let cool. Then heat the coconut oil to 375 degrees and fry the potatoes a second time until they are golden brown and crispy. Remove them from oil and sprinkle some sea salt or the seasoning of your liking. Enjoy your crispy and healthy French fries!

  1. Coconut flour muffins

For these muffins you will need: ¾ cup of coconut flour, ½ teaspoon of baking soda, ¼ teaspoon sea salt, 6 eggs, ½ cup of melted organic extra virgin coconut oil, ½ cup of honey or maple syrup and 1 tsp of vanilla extract.

First you need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and set them aside. In a separate bowl beat eggs and mix in melted coconut oil, honey and vanilla. Now add the dry ingredients to this and mix well. Leave the batter to sit for 3-5 minutes, so the flour absorbs the liquid. Prepare the muffin pan, fill each tin with ¾ of batter and then bake for 25-30 minutes. Cool the muffins before digging in. these can also be stored in an airtight container in the fridge.

  1. Metabolism boosting coconut oil coffee

Coffee is the life and blood of your everyday beverages, but how can you make it better? The answer is—adding extra virgin coconut oil to it!

For metabolism boosting coconut oil coffee, you will need your favourite coffee blend, 1-2 tsp of coconut oil, honey or coconut sugar or basically any sweetener of your liking, vanilla or peppermint extract if you want it. The preparation is really simple. Just put the coffee, honey and the coconut oil in a blender, and blend until it froths up. Pour it in your mug and enjoy. If you don’t want it sweet, don’t use the honey or other sweeteners. Add any mix-ins of your liking.

This coffee will boost your immune system, increase the good cholesterol in your bloodstream and energise you like nothing else does! And if you are short on extra virgin cooking coconut oil, order it from Bio-Medicals online store or collect it from the Burleigh Heads store now.