Saturday, January 26, 2013


We often hear about these "super foods" which apparently contain properties which are the key to success in a healthy eating plan. I have decided to join the hype and begin experimenting with these super foods to see what I think about them. This time I will be talking about Coconut Butter! What it is, how it benefits you, what it tastes like, how you eat it and if it's worth it.

What is it?
Coconut butter is a solid fat obtained from the flesh of the coconut.

What are the benefits?
* Aids in weight loss as it helps stimulate the metabolism, so you burn more calories each day which helps with weight loss and energy levels. 
* Boosts immunity as it is rich in lauric acid.
* Promotes healthy skin as it is highly moisturizing and increases skin elasticity. Coconut oil and butter have youth enhancing, glow encouraging properties for the skin. 

What does it taste like? How do you eat it?
It tastes just like coconut and is super delicious. You can drizzle it over yoghurt and muesli, use it to cook with, add it to desserts or just eat it by itself! It's actually really delicious and can be used for sweet and savoury purposes. As a side note coconut butter can also be used for many beauty and health purposes for the outside not just inside. It can be an amazing hair treatment and body moisturiser!

Are they worth it?
Like most health foods, coconut butter doesn't come cheap usually costing around $10-$15 for a 180g jar. I would say that it is definitely worth it though as it is such a multipurpose product and can be used for so many things that you will definitely find at least one use for it!

I seriously recommend checking out coconut butter or oil because it is an
amazing super food and beauty treatment.

Thursday, January 24, 2013


Dressing up your yoghurt not only makes for a delicious breakfast or snack but it also gives you an opportunity to get a variety of seeds, nuts and grains into your diet that you otherwise might find difficult to do so. If eaten for breakfast it sets up your metabolism for the day, releases energy gradually keeping you fuller for longer and fills you up with fiber, nutrients, antioxidants and minerals due to all of the nuts, seeds and, berries and mixes we are using. It also makes for a great snack that satisfies any cravings and keeps you full for a long period of time. 
Plain Chobani Greek Yoghurt
Carmen's Muesli Mix 
Black Berries
Coconut Oil
LSA Mix 
Let me know if you like this recipe and if you try it out!