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So how do you take your coconut oil?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 24, 2011 at 2:47 AM

I have been cooking with coconut oil for a while and using it on my skin and I love it!! But I think I am going to up the ante and try to include more in my diet.

How do you prefer to take it?

Some put it in their coffee, some mix it with chocolate (I just got some cocoa powder, so that's my next experiment!). I still have many strides to go with getting where I want to be, I was hoping this would help me. I just want some guidance for options to include more in my diet.

Thanks- W :)

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on August 03, 2011
at 12:59 AM

Any way I can get it.

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on July 25, 2011
at 06:52 PM

I usually take a tablespoon in the morning and another in the late afternoon, Wendy. I should have also said that it can be filling - if I take before a meal, I usually eat much less than I would have without the Coconut Oil.

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on July 25, 2011
at 11:30 AM

...just the regular, white plastic ones. Because it's oil-based, the coconut cubes actually come out easier than regular ice cubes.

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on July 25, 2011
at 03:09 AM

When its not 8 million degrees outside, that hot chocolate recipe sounds great!

A4d49e0dbea9544eb2f86624e2adc7fd

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on July 25, 2011
at 03:08 AM

Do you take it all at once or several times over the day?

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on July 25, 2011
at 03:05 AM

@ jesuisjuba I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Let's Do Organic unsweetened Coconut flakes. I have a bag of them in my bag all the time. I buy them by the case from my Co-op because I eat them so often. They give me 20% off the shelf price when I buy them by the case.

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on July 25, 2011
at 03:02 AM

That's pretty much SOP for all oils - Olive, canola, etc....

A4d49e0dbea9544eb2f86624e2adc7fd

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on July 25, 2011
at 03:00 AM

Do you use regular ice cube trays or the silicone/flexible ones?

A4d49e0dbea9544eb2f86624e2adc7fd

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on July 25, 2011
at 02:59 AM

Totally gonna try that!! Thanks!!

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 25, 2011
at 01:18 AM

Too late. Let's just say similar to your comment that you shouldn't be drinking water when reading my posts, I should print out the picture rather than viewing on the screen before breaking out the coconut butter :-)

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on July 25, 2011
at 12:59 AM

Imma the happiest gurl in the wuuuuurld! You officially have the best PH user name and now I'm curious if anyone is going to pick that up on that easter egg. Put the coconut butter d.o.w.n. Wait. WAIT! I'm going to lose with whatever comments I make about this, won't I..

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 25, 2011
at 12:52 AM

Well since you met me half way, you have your R. Je suis GWAR. Now where's that coconut butter...

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on July 24, 2011
at 09:11 PM

Upvoted, for the spoon rubbing :-)

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on July 24, 2011
at 08:06 PM

okay I take it orally, but it still causes euphoria and energy and if you take too much you feel sick as shit and wanna die.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 24, 2011
at 06:02 PM

Damn, why do I have to be so honest? We shall meet in the middle and say I have the attitude and zest for life of a 9 year old that is nicely packaged into a grown up body. Now can I have an "R?"

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 24, 2011
at 12:20 PM

I am very disappointed that you have HONESTLY told me your age. As a father of a young girl, I no longer can ogle your profile picture and must resist the urge for yet another use of the coconut butter while staring at the aforementioned picture. Now if you were of an appropriate age, I might have been able to find a clever way to incorporate an "R" at the end of my name. Not to boast, but I do consider myself to be somewhat of a cunning linguist

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on July 24, 2011
at 12:13 PM

Some people find it hard to identify sarcasm. If being sarcastic, I recommend explicitly stating that.

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on July 24, 2011
at 08:04 AM

works well on my bike

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on July 24, 2011
at 06:01 AM

I like it best right off the spoon too, it feels like a decadent treat. I also now do most of my moisturizing in the kitchen. There always seems to be a little bit left on the spoon, so I use that for my face or arms. I'm sure I look like a freak rubbing a spoon all over my face.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 24, 2011
at 05:34 AM

Oh my god! I need to *not* read any of your posts when I'm drinking water as it always ends up coming out my nose! Yep, 9 years old - just very advanced for my age. I'm also grounded all the time hence my numerous posts. By the way, you need an "R" something after Aravind so your acronym will be GWAR. Please?

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 24, 2011
at 05:25 AM

I was going to post that I prefer to take it orally, but when in a pinch, use it to lubricate my "pants" :-) BTW - I assume you are not really 9 years old?

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on July 24, 2011
at 03:25 AM

there are also a couple ideas on this thread from yesterday http://paleohacks.com/questions/53244/eating-raw-coconut-oil-for-energy#axzz1SzDWMLs8 Myself i mostly just use it for frying/sauteeing stuff as long as the flavors jive.

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on July 24, 2011
at 03:11 AM

This sounds weird, but I mix it with pastured butter (I still eat some dairy) and shredded unsweetened coconut and dark cocoa and make a "bar" that I keep in the fridge to slice hunks off of as a quick source of energy.

You can make killer hot chocolate with some dark cocoa powder, coconut cream (not oil) and a little honey.

I've heard it makes a good lubricant.

You can mix it with dried pieces of fruit and jerky to make a sort of pemmican.

Sometimes I just eat a spoonful.

A4d49e0dbea9544eb2f86624e2adc7fd

(172)

on July 25, 2011
at 03:09 AM

When its not 8 million degrees outside, that hot chocolate recipe sounds great!

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 24, 2011
at 03:46 AM

Have you tried coconut butter yet? You have to warm it up a bit but then it will be spreadable. Think like.. the best almond butter in the world but it's coconut. Some people eat it straight out of the jar, yum, but here is the link to the site of the brand I get for some recipe ideas:

And I lovelove Let's Do Organic unsweetened coconut flakes. I keep them in the freezer and grab handfulls. It's obscene how many bags I go through. I also will use coconut milk in my iced coffee on occasion and for making ice cream, roast my tubers using coconut oil as well as cooking other veg. Good luck!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 25, 2011
at 12:59 AM

Imma the happiest gurl in the wuuuuurld! You officially have the best PH user name and now I'm curious if anyone is going to pick that up on that easter egg. Put the coconut butter d.o.w.n. Wait. WAIT! I'm going to lose with whatever comments I make about this, won't I..

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 24, 2011
at 05:34 AM

Oh my god! I need to *not* read any of your posts when I'm drinking water as it always ends up coming out my nose! Yep, 9 years old - just very advanced for my age. I'm also grounded all the time hence my numerous posts. By the way, you need an "R" something after Aravind so your acronym will be GWAR. Please?

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 24, 2011
at 06:02 PM

Damn, why do I have to be so honest? We shall meet in the middle and say I have the attitude and zest for life of a 9 year old that is nicely packaged into a grown up body. Now can I have an "R?"

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 24, 2011
at 05:25 AM

I was going to post that I prefer to take it orally, but when in a pinch, use it to lubricate my "pants" :-) BTW - I assume you are not really 9 years old?

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 25, 2011
at 01:18 AM

Too late. Let's just say similar to your comment that you shouldn't be drinking water when reading my posts, I should print out the picture rather than viewing on the screen before breaking out the coconut butter :-)

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 25, 2011
at 12:52 AM

Well since you met me half way, you have your R. Je suis GWAR. Now where's that coconut butter...

D1c02d4fc5125a670cf419dbb3e18ba7

on July 24, 2011
at 12:20 PM

I am very disappointed that you have HONESTLY told me your age. As a father of a young girl, I no longer can ogle your profile picture and must resist the urge for yet another use of the coconut butter while staring at the aforementioned picture. Now if you were of an appropriate age, I might have been able to find a clever way to incorporate an "R" at the end of my name. Not to boast, but I do consider myself to be somewhat of a cunning linguist

A4d49e0dbea9544eb2f86624e2adc7fd

(172)

on July 25, 2011
at 03:05 AM

@ jesuisjuba I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Let's Do Organic unsweetened Coconut flakes. I have a bag of them in my bag all the time. I buy them by the case from my Co-op because I eat them so often. They give me 20% off the shelf price when I buy them by the case.

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on July 24, 2011
at 03:18 AM

I cook with it quite a bit; it's great for cooking eggs, meat and veggies. Like WayfinderAli, I eat a spoonful sometimes. She didn't hear it from me, but it is a good lubricant! ;)

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on July 24, 2011
at 08:04 AM

works well on my bike

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on July 24, 2011
at 03:02 PM

I love making chocolate with is, using it instead of cocoa butter. Recipes goes like this: 1:1:1/2 is the ratio of coconut oil, cocoa powder and lastly honey. It is so good. Better than the old store bought.

A4d49e0dbea9544eb2f86624e2adc7fd

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on July 25, 2011
at 02:59 AM

Totally gonna try that!! Thanks!!

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on July 24, 2011
at 01:45 PM

Coconut oil is great for cooking (at low temps). For food, use coconut cream or real coconut flesh, not coconut oil. Coconut oil does not have the full mineral compliment of coconuts, but coconut flesh and cream does.

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on July 24, 2011
at 11:18 AM

I put about a half tablespoon of coconut oil and a tablespoon of unsalted butter in a coffee cup, microwave it for 30 sec., stir it and drink it, usually in the a.m. before I do anything else.

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on July 24, 2011
at 05:02 AM

Like terrence, I just spoon it in. No particular amount, just when I think of it or I'm hungry and don't have acceptable food handy. I rarely cook with it since my daughter - the pickiest eater EVER - doesnt like the taste and it's hard enough already sneaking healthy food into that one (when I cook I usually use beef tallow). Maybe I average a couple or three tablespoons coconut oil a day?

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on July 24, 2011
at 06:01 AM

I like it best right off the spoon too, it feels like a decadent treat. I also now do most of my moisturizing in the kitchen. There always seems to be a little bit left on the spoon, so I use that for my face or arms. I'm sure I look like a freak rubbing a spoon all over my face.

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on July 24, 2011
at 09:11 PM

Upvoted, for the spoon rubbing :-)

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on July 24, 2011
at 03:33 AM

I take my Organic, Extra Virgin Coconut Oil "straight, no chaser".

I use a measuring tablespoon to scoop out a good tablespoon and a half (Coconut Oil is a bit cool, and a bit thick), and just eat it/drink it, and lick the tablespoon clean. I do this twice a day, if I remember and have it at hand.

Some times it is a quite rich, most of the time it is fine. However, it gets nicer tasting (and less rich) after some time - you do get used to it.

If you do start to take Coconut Oil this way, start with a teaspoon twice a day and slowly build up to your desired dose.

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on July 25, 2011
at 03:08 AM

Do you take it all at once or several times over the day?

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on July 25, 2011
at 06:52 PM

I usually take a tablespoon in the morning and another in the late afternoon, Wendy. I should have also said that it can be filling - if I take before a meal, I usually eat much less than I would have without the Coconut Oil.

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on July 24, 2011
at 03:30 AM

I use Coconut flour, Coconut Oil, Coconut Cream Concentrate, my deodorant is coconut oil based, as well as my bath soap. I get it all from Tropical Traditions. Use my referral code (7912173) and get the book Virgin Coconut Oil FREE with your first order. I absolutely love this place.

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on August 03, 2011
at 05:15 AM

What is amazing is mixing coconut cream concentrate with almond butter- 1 tablespoon of each- and putting in the fridge or freezer, and then just eating with a spoon. Also, using coconut oil on you butternut squash or sweet potato fries is amazing. Sprinkle with a little salt and cinnamon

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on July 24, 2011
at 12:24 PM

...I make Coco-cubes!

First warm the oil to a liquid, either outside in the sun or in a sink full of warm water. Next, pour the oil into empty ice cube trays (which I have two different sizes). One is smaller and produces a small 1/2tbsp (6-7g) cube. The other is a standard tray and produces a larger 1tbsp (12g) cube).

tip with a new jar of oil, use a large spoon to transfer the oil from the jar to the trays

Once the trays are filled, place the filled trays in the fridge or freezer to 'set'(the oil back to a solid state). After a couple of hours, simply pop the cubes out like you would a tray of ice. The nice part, because it's oil-based, the CoCo-cubes won't stick.

I store my 'supply' of cubes in an empty plastic container in the fridge. Makes portion-control simple, and the coldness (from the fridge) just makes the oil takes that much better -- reminds me of ice cream melting in my mouth!!!

I'll pop one in my mouth randomly throughout the day, or if cooking, drop one (or two) cubes in a hot skillet where they turn back to liquid state in a matter of seconds.

Anybody that's ever binged on a jar of Coconut oil needs to try this. And it also works great for Coconut milk too -- but be careful, both are highly addictive!

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on July 25, 2011
at 03:00 AM

Do you use regular ice cube trays or the silicone/flexible ones?

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on July 25, 2011
at 11:30 AM

...just the regular, white plastic ones. Because it's oil-based, the coconut cubes actually come out easier than regular ice cubes.

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on July 24, 2011
at 10:34 AM

I use it instead of olive oil to make mayonnaise...

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on July 24, 2011
at 03:43 AM

In response to the first comment above, note that if you use it as a sexual lubricant, it will weaken latex condoms. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coconut_oil

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on July 25, 2011
at 03:02 AM

That's pretty much SOP for all oils - Olive, canola, etc....

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on July 24, 2011
at 06:13 AM

Coconut is instant energy and kills bad bacteria. It just makes me feel better no matter how I felt before.

Gotta love coconut oil, it aint cheap though!

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on July 24, 2011
at 12:13 PM

Some people find it hard to identify sarcasm. If being sarcastic, I recommend explicitly stating that.

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on July 24, 2011
at 08:06 PM

okay I take it orally, but it still causes euphoria and energy and if you take too much you feel sick as shit and wanna die.

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