Crazy for coconut

I made another batch of the white stuff.

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I sense this is becoming a bit of a thing with me. My habit of the moment. My go-to guzzler.

So, for a bit of a full-on antioxidant/energy boost, I mixed up the following:

1 1/2 cups coconut mylk

1/2 tsp organic raw maca

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1 tbsp. organic raw spirulina

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I threw all ingredients into a glass jar, put a lid it, and gave it a good shake (a quick pulse in the blender would be even better to smooth out the lumps). Et voila – one va-va-voom of a healthy quaff!

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In my excitement over the simplicity of whipping up a dose of coconut mylk last post, I forgot to share my top 5 nutritional benefits of this wonder food. Here you have it:

  1. Coconut improves heart health –  short- and medium-chain fatty acids help lower the risk of atherosclerosis and protect against heart disease. Lauric acid raises beneficial HDL cholesterol and lowers overall blood cholesterol.
  2. Coconut provides a quick energy boost – these unique fatty acids are used to produce energy rather than stored as body fat. Coconut helps with chronic fatigue, stabilizes blood sugar, and supports healthy thyroid function.
  3. Coconut water aids with metabolism and digestion – it is packed with electolytes, minerals and enzymes, and helps absorb fat-soluble vitamins.
  4. Coconut oil is immune-boosting – it helps the body resist viruses and bacteria that lead to illness. It also fights off yeast, fungus and candida.
  5. Coconut oils are anti-aging – they have a positive antioxidant action in the body, helping to stop damage to other healthy fats and tissues in the body.