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Going Loco for the Coco!

Going Loco for the Coco! So many amazing products come from coconuts. Coconut water, coconut oil, activated charcoal, the list goes on! We love adding a teaspoon of coconut oil/butter to our smoothies  and making our Fat Buring Lemonade  with Coconut Water for extra hydration this summer! Have you tried it yet? • • • Some fun Facts :   Coco for the Loco  : the name coconut is derived from 16th century Portuguese sailors who thought the 3 small holes on the coconut shell looked like the human face so dubbed the fruit “coco” meaning “grinning face, or grin” The Coconut fruit is a drupe not a nut. Other drupes include peaches, plums, and cherries. Coconut water is also gaining popularity as a sports drink as it contains good levels of sugars, dietary fiber, proteins, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Coconut water can be a substitute for blood plasma. The high level of sugar and other salts make it possible to add the water to the bloodstream, similar to how an IV solution works in modern medicine. Coconut water was known to be used during World War II in tropical areas for emergency transfusions. Coconut milk is not the same as coconut water. Coconut milk has a high fat content of around 17%, but is low in sugars. It is frequently added to curries and other savoury dishes. Coconut cream can also be created from the milk. The white, fleshy part of the coconut seed is called coconut meat. It has high amounts of Manganese, Potassium, and Copper. The meat is used fresh or dried in cooking, especially in confections and desserts such as... read more

One Body One Life® HolistiGreens Mega-Blend Smoothie

One Body One Life® HolistiGreens Mega-Blend Smoothie . . . • 12 oz. of water • 1/3 to 1/2 frozen peeled avocado • 2 big handfuls of fresh spinach or a cup of frozen spinach • Single Serving of HolistiGreens buy here • 1 stalk of celery chopped • 1/2 lemon, squeezed . . . You can substitute coconut water for the water and add a tsp of coconut butter (extra good fats). Also… de-stemmed kale for spinach. You can also experiment with the amount of liquid used for your desired consistency. Add ice for a thicker “smoothie-like consistency”. Note: Frozen, peeled avocado is awesome! Just peel and store it in your freezer. . . . FUN FACT : . . . Avocados are a natural fat, which can help you lose fat while satisfying and curbing sugar cravings. Avocados will also add a wonderful texture and consistency to your shake. . . . Enjoy! . . . One Body One... read more

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