Coconut oil has many health benefits, especially for women in the childbearing year. One of the most interesting benefits for new mothers is that coconut oil increases the antimicrobial properties of breastmilk, which is incredible. Even more interesting, is that the body absorbs vitamins and minerals more efficiently when paired with healthy fats like coconut oil. Because of this, it makes sense for pregnant and postpartum women to increase their intake of healthy fats, especially during meals and when taking prenatal vitamins. A delicious way to eat more healthy fats is to use coconut oil in smoothies.
But what’s the best way to make coconut oil in smoothies taste good? Glad you asked. 🙂
How to Make Coconut Oil in Smoothies Taste Good
The thing is is that one does not need to do much to make coconut oil in smoothies taste good. Coconut oil is just that delicious! In fact, here are more Mother Rising coconut oil recipes that taste great and are good for you too!
- Coconut Oil Popcorn Made on the Stove
- Coconut Oil Chocolates
- Plantain Pancakes Made in a Blender
- No-Bake Energy Bites for Pregnancy and Postpartum
- Coconut Curry Butternut Squash Soup (made in an InstantPot)
- The Best Lactation Cookies
Coconut Oil in Smoothies, Step-by-Step
To make one of my favorite coconut oil smoothies, start with seven cubes of ice in a blender (this is the blender I have).
Next, add one serving of your favorite protein powder. This is the one I am loving right now.
Add one banana.
Add one heaping tablespoon of unrefined, organic, coconut oil.
After that, add one heaping tablespoon of organic, natural peanut butter (no sugar added).
Finally, add one cup of your favorite liquid. I prefer cashew milk in my coconut oil smoothies.
Once all the ingredients are in the blender, blend to reach desired consistency. Coconut oil makes smoothies rich, and beyond your wildest smoothie dreams!
Coconut Oil in Smoothies for Pregnancy and Postpartum
The following is my favorite way to use coconut oil in smoothies. Enjoy!
- 7 ice cubes
- single serving of protein powder
- 1 banana
- 1 heaping TBS of coconut oil
- 1 heaping TBS of peanut butter
- 1 cup cashew or almond milk
- Add incredients to blender in order listed.
- Blend all ingredients until thoroughly blended.
- Add more cashew milk if needed to reach desired consistency.
- Serve immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 638Total Fat: 44gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 28gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 508mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 5gSugar: 15gProtein: 26g
A Note on Protein Powder During Pregnancy
I don’t advocate pregnant women to consistently use protein powder. As usual, consuming the real thing is always better than the hustle and bustle substitute.
However, protein powder is amazing in a pinch, especially in the first and third trimesters, when things feel really intense. For an amazing read about nutrition and pregnancy, check out this book:
Want More Pregnancy Smoothie Recipes?
Want more healthy smoothies that are good for the body and taste great too? Check out the following Mother Rising smoothie recipes:
Kefir Pregnancy Smoothie (scroll all the way down for this one)
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