It's no wonder more and more fit-minded people are using coconut oil, flakes, and flour in their recipes—the fruit has endless benefits! Some people might skip it because of the high fat (and saturated fat, to boot) content. For the active person, the fat and fiber from coconut works in many beneficial ways.
Incorporating coconut in our diets can help boost metabolism and thyroid function while increasing energy, endurance, and digestion. I love to add coconut to my recipes. Check out these shakes, treats, and bars below for great ideas on how to go loco for coco!
1. Coconut Greens Shake
This refreshing take on a greens shake has a velvety-smooth consistency thanks to the coconut oil. It's great for a pre- or post-workout meal!
2. Coconut Chocolate Clusters
One of my favorite flavor combos is chocolate and almond butter. Add coconut and some oats and you have a well balanced snack on the go.
3. Coconut Peanut Butter Protein Cake
Protein mug cake anyone? Yes please! Try this decadent, creamy concoction and you'll forget you're on a diet. It's a treat without the guilt and is great for a bedtime snack!
4. Coconut-Oat Bars
Before I travel, I like to prep this meal. It's perfect for packing and it's easy when your mornings are busy and hectic. The coconut adds great flavor and fiber to the usual homemade protein bar!