The Many Health Benefits Of Coconut Butter, And How To Use It In Your Diet

The coconut oil craze is long from over. Winning the hearts of health-conscious people all over the globe, people can’t get enough of its many benefits. But have you been using coconut butter?

Unlike the oil, which is simply extracted from the coconut, coconut butter is produced by blending all parts of the fruit, including the flesh. Coconut butter contains fiber, potassium, magnesium, and iron in addition to fat. Let’s explore some of its top qualities:

The Many Health Benefits of Coconut Butter:

Coconut butter is am excellent source of lauric acid, which works to boost immunity and destroy harmful bacteria, viruses and fungi.

It also helps with weight loss by increasing your metabolism. Having a fast metabolism allows your body to break up the food you eat much quicker, which then gives you more energy and allows you to burn more calories.

Coconut butter is also rich in healthy fats that your body uses as energy as opposed to storage. This fat keeps you feeling full longer, thus curbing your appetite.

Coconut butter also helps you look good, as it protects against free radicals that may be damaging to the skin. It’s also a great moisturizer since it can penetrate deep layers of skin, strengthening the tissues. Furthermore, coconut butter can even help you reduce the look of aging by improving your skin’s elasticity.

Blood sugar levels can harm or help your weight. Having high blood sugar levels makes it harder for your body to break it all down, causing excess sugar to be stored as fat. Coconut butter works to stabilize blood sugar. Adding coconut butter into your diet can promote a lower glycemic index that keeps blood sugar levels from spiking.

 The Many Ways You Can Use Coconut Butter

Coconut butter can be added to a wide variety of foods. Rich in flavor and very easy to incorporate in a meal, snack or drink, it’s a delicious additive that will help you shed pounds while providing your body and brain with numerous health benefits. Here are just a few ways to enjoy it:

1. Spooned right out of the jar
2. Melted and poured over a sweet potato or winter squash
3. Used in a curry dish or stir fry
4. Added to a smoothie
5. Spread over toast
6. Drizzled melted over berries or other fruit in a bowl
7. Tossed with some shrimp, chicken or tofu
8. Added to some cacao nibs for a spoonful of yumminess
9. Used in place of dairy butter in baking for a healthier fat

Try These Coconut Butter Spread Recipes

Espresso Cacao Chip Coconut Spread

5 Tbsp coconut butter
1 shot espresso, warm (about room temperature)
1 tsp raw cacao nibs
1/2 banana (or try subbing avocado!)
2 tsp cacao powder – or another tsp of nibs
dash cinnamon
2 tsp maple or agave syrup
pinch salt

Spicy Goji Coconut Spread

5 Tbsp coconut butter
2 Tbsp goji berries, soaked in warm water for at least 20 minutes (drain water before adding)
1 banana
2 dashes cayenne (optional)
1-3 tsp maple or agave syrup

Simple Strawberry

5 Tbsp virgin coconut oil
5-6 strawberries
pinch salt
2 tsp maple or agave syrup

Almond Butter Coconut Spread

2 Tbsp almond butter
3 Tbsp virgin coconut butter
1 banana
1-2 tsp maple or agave syrup
pinch salt
dash cinnamon

To Make: Put all ingredients into a blender and blend until creamy.