Ever since I found out that olive oil is not the best oil to cook with, I have been using coconut oil. Coconut oil can be heated to very high temperatures without the worry of the oil becoming toxic. Plus, coconut oil has a lot of health and beauty benefits.
I was so excited to try Viva Labs #1 Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil
because I am always on the lookout for a better coconut oil. Before Viva Labs, I have used one sold by Costco and Nutiva. All three are premium coconut oils, with Viva Labs and Nutiva being superior to the brand from Costco and several other cheaper brands I have tried and returned.
If you don’t like the taste of coconut oil, then my advice for you is to try to get use to it. I had a hard time with coconut oil in the beginning because I was so used to olive oil. However, now I cannot even taste it when I make eggs, stir fries, and more. I do notice that if I sauté spinach in coconut oil, it comes out a little sweeter than I like, so I just steam my spinach instead.
Two of my favorite treats with Viva Labs coconut oil are sweet potato fries and skinny Reese’s. Sweet potatoes and coconut oil go together like PB&J. It is amazing! Just slice up your clean sweet potato, drizzle some coconut oil on them, bake them, and add a little salt. Heaven!
For the skinny chocolate, I mix coco powder and Truvia in coconut oil (when its in liquid form) until I have the chocolate taste I want. Then I add a little bit of peanut butter into a muffin cup, add the coconut chocolate on top, and freeze. My mouth is drooling just talking about it.
I have used Viva Labs coconut oil for lotion too and love that it does not feel as greasy as the other oils, and it smells good too. Oh, and I use coconut oil as a makeup remover for stubborn eye makeup too. Works like a charm!
Coconut oil is a must-have in my household – both for the kitchen and the bathroom.
I received a sample of the coconut oil from Viva Labs, but it has definitely became one of my favorite coconut oils to use.