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15 Wonderful Ways to Use Coconut

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Did you know that coconut is highly nutritious and rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals? It is classified as a “functional food” because it provides many health benefits beyond its nutritional content, according to the Coconut Research Center. Coconut milk, coconut oil, coconut water, coconut flesh, coconut flour, and coconut butter all come from the glorious coconut. CRC says some of its health benefits include promoting a healthy complexion and hair and softening skin. All that and more, plus it’s incredibly tasty! Who wouldn’t want to use coconut? We’ve put together 15 wonderful ways to get started enjoying coconut including that rose coconut shake pictured above. You can find all the recipes after the jump. Whether you add lime is up to you ; )
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15 Wonderful Ways to Use Coconut

Raspberry Coconut Popsicles

Popsicles have fewer calories than ice cream and are a cinch to make; just grab your Dixie cups & sticks. With this raspberry coconut version you can easily beat the heat all summer long.
Make raspberry coconut popsicles

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Paula Jones started her blog, Bell'alimento, in 2009 as a place to share her recipes with her friends and family. Along with her delicious recipes being a staple on Babble's Food channel, Jones has been featured on sites such as: Saveur, CNN’s Eatocracy, The Cooking Channel, and The Washington Post.

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2 thoughts on “15 Wonderful Ways to Use Coconut

  1. moonyehka says:

    i would love to be apart of this kitchen what wonderful recipes.

  2. Margaret Parker says:

    Wondering as I do not like soy what can be substituted for it in theExpresso Coconut Crem Pie?
    Thx…

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