First Time Mom and Losing It: Pineapple Coconut Smoothie with Paradise Coconut Oil

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Pineapple Coconut Smoothie with Paradise Coconut Oil



I have been using coconut oil for over 2 years now. I first used it to cure my daughter's cradle cap. I have used it on my hair, nails and on my skin. Since starting my weight loss journey I have used it in place of some of the oil I use in cooking.


Everyday I find more and more reasons why coconut oil is good for you:
  • It helps with metabolism
  • Smooths and softens skin
  • Helps healthy liver function
  • Natural Appetite suppressant
  • Promotes cardiovascular health
  • ...and much more!
My favorite way to use coconut oil is to give my smoothies a nice rich and satisfying coconut flavor.


Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 cup light coconut milk (frozen into ice cubes)
  • 1/4 cup ice cubes
  • 1 tblsp Paradise Coconut Oil
  • 4-6 drops liquid stevia (optional)
Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. Makes 2 servings.


I love using Paradise Coconut Oil from TheraVita because it is USDA certified organic and is made of 100% coconut oil with NO artificial ingredients or fillers. They even care about the environment by using coconut husks, shells and old coconut trees to power their factory in place of Diesel fuel. You can order your own Paradise Coconut Oil on Amazon.



I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

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33 comments:

  1. This looks so good! I'd love to add my own twist and turn it into a "Bahama Momma" smoothie!

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  2. My daughter is a BIG Coconut and pineapple fan so this will be right up her alley--thanks for sharing this!! it looks great

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  3. I Love Coconut So I Bet This Is So Yummy Can't Wait To Try!!

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  4. Coconut oil is such an amazing product. Anotehr good use is to use it while making popcorn on the stove- gives it a great flavor!

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  5. I wish so badly that I liked the taste of coconut. I LOVE the smell of it though, and I most def love pineapple.

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  6. I've never used coconut oil before. I bet its a lot healthier than so many other oils out there.

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  7. Never really had anything like this before - makes me want to try.

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  8. I love coconut oil and don't mind the taste, but my husband does. So when I cook with it, I try to use it with fruity or curry flavors.

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  9. Looks so yummy! I'm a coco lover so I'm going to check those out :D

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  10. This sounds great, thanks for sharing. I have tried coconut milk but not coconut oil.

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  11. Yummy! Love that coconut oil is so versatile. I like that you froze the coconut milk, good idea!

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  12. I love the taste of coconut and pineapple. Combining them together is a harmonious combination. This reminds me that I need to get a lot more usage out of my Vitamix!

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  13. I use coconut oil quite a bit lately, but I have never tried it in a smoothie before. What a tasty idea!

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  14. Coconut and pineapple go together very well, I'd love to have it in a smoothie.

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  15. I love coconut! This looks delicious, and simple. I actually might try it. That's saying a lot from someone who doesn't cook regularly. haha. Thank you so much for the smoothie recipe.

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  16. Great recipes, I love smoothies and thanks for the info on the product!

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  17. It sounds like a very yummy tasting smoothie. I never thought to put coconut oil in a smoothie.

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  18. That looks really good. I use coconut for cooking but didn't realize I could put it in a beverage.

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  19. You can't go wrong with Pina Colada flavoured EVERYTHING!! xD

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  20. coconut oil seems to be a big thing lately. Love the smoothie idea!

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  21. Yes it is true! Here in our country, Philippines we have plenty of coconut plantations, providing us with lots of coconut made products. Number 1 is the coconut oil.

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  22. Pineapple and coconut is delicious in anything. Period. I've got to make this.

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  23. I love the combination of pineapple and coconut. It is so delicious! I am going to make this for the kids and I,

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  24. I have heard a lot of great things about their coconut oil. I bet this was so delicious!

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  25. I commented that I´ve been reading more and more about coconut oil to my husband and he said he had seen it last time we were in the supermarket. That is a first!

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  26. Oh wow I LOVE pineapple and coconut, this looks so yummy!

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  27. Sounds so yummylicious! I should do it myself too!

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  28. I had no idea coconut oil could be used for so many different recipes! This smoothly looks so yummy, thank you for sharing.

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  29. Coconut is a true wonder fruit. Love it!

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  30. Coconut oil has many great health benefits. I just wonder the taste because it's somehow oily and the taste of coconut oil is very strong when mixed with food.

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  31. Those chunks of coconut look so refreshing! The smoothie sounds great.

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  32. My family loves smoothies! We use coconut oil for so many things, and have even used it to help rehab some foster dogs.

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  33. This isn't my kind of smoothie only because i can't do coconut... However, my SIL LOVES coconut and this is something she truly would enjoy!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!!! I am going to pass this one on to her!!!

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