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Old 06-20-2014, 15:20   #1
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The store where I shop had some locally bottled organic coconut oil for a great price so I bought a 56 oz jar (<$13).

Now I just need to know how to use it. I tried a Tbsp in my coffee the first couple of days and the result was diarrhea. It seems that the blob of hot clear oil floating on top acts as a pretty quick laxative. I've tried to stir it in but doesn't mix well.

Also any other tips for using this in other ways?

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The store where I shop had some locally bottled organic coconut oil for a great price so I bought a 56 oz jar (<$13).

Now I just need to know how to use it. I tried a Tbsp in my coffee the first couple of days and the result was diarrhea. It seems that the blob of hot clear oil floating on top acts as a pretty quick laxative. I've tried to stir it in but doesn't mix well.

Also any other tips for using this in other ways?
Great timing on this question. I just bought a large bottle of MCT oil and tried it in my coffee this morning. It also just sat in a large layer on top of the coffee no matter how much I stirred it. So far, no side effects yet.

Anxious to hear other ways to use it. Obviously as salad oil for dressing is one way I'll use it.

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I put a couple tablespoons in my coffee every morning along with a Tbsp. of butter and about a 1/4 C of HWC. True it doesn't mix well but I haven't had a problem with that. Some use a stick blender to better mix the oils. My coffee is hot and I just mix it with a spoon and don't really see oil just floating on top though.
I also make fat bombs using CO which are a great LC treat for me. I haven't used it for cooking but many people do.

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I've had success using a stick blender. Since I've made mayonnaise & hollandaise sauces all these years, I'd think this would be the same - the blending action creates an emulsion - but not enough oil is added to actually thicken the coffee so you don't get that effect.





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I just eat the stuff straight from the refrigerator. ie cut some with a knife ,weigh and eat it with or without a spoon. The stuff I get has a very good aroma and at the maximum a trace taste of coconut.
Great for solving any hunger urges that could otherwise lead to splurges.
I understant that this is not the usual way of eating the stuff but it suits me.

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I just made mayonnaise from the MCT oil I just bought and it's wonderful. I'm going to use it in my creamy salad dressing for lunch.

I used the stick blender - thanks for the idea, Shanny

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I mix 2 tbsp coconut oil with 1 tblsp of unsalted butter and 2 tbsp of HWC in a 16 oz coffee. I mix with a spoon only and find that without the butter it all floats to the top in a matter of seconds. Even with the butter I leave the spoon in and stir every few minutes.

For me it has become addicting, I love my coffee this way. My Wife and 19 year old son have become addicted to this as well - we go through a lot of coconut oil around here.

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I tried LouAnna's 100% coconut oil with a pinch of salt on a dish of microwave heated cauliflower yesterday and it was delicious. I preferred it to butter.
This morning I put three tbsp in my 16 oz coffee, instead of HWC, and it mixed very well and tasted very good. I'll report if it gives me diarrhea.
Isn't it a good idea to limit dairy, i.e. butter, HWC, etc., to limit casein?

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I know of no reason to limit casein unless you have an allergy to it. Many body builders actually supplement it, as it is a protein that helps building muscle.
5 Benefits of Casein Protein | Men's Fitness

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I just take a tablespoon once or twice a day and it melts in my mouth, no flavor to it, smells good too.

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