If you've been struggling with low energy and a slow metabolism, you've got to hear about this new product from my partner Nutiva - Organic MCT Oil (+ special deal below). This unique oil is derived from organic virgin coconut oil and contains concentrated levels of capric acid and caprylic acid which can give you a ton of energy and has been shown to boost the metabolism by burning fat for fuel instead of sugar. It also can make you feel full longer, keeping cravings at bay!
I know it seems counterintuitive to say eating fat helps you burn fat from your body - but it's true! Studies indicate that the MCTs ("medium chain triglycerides") in coconut oil support weight loss. Like me, you may use Nutiva's Organic Virgin Coconut Oil in your kitchen, which is already an excellent source of MCTs. What makes their new Organic MCT Oil different from virgin coconut oil is that it's concentrated with more of the MCTs that are naturally found in coconuts and it stays liquid, making it easier to blend with coffee, tea, smoothies or salad dressings.
It's so easy to incorporate into your diet. To give you an idea of a recipe that works perfectly with MCT Oil, I asked my partner Nutiva if I could share their recipe for a Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie - it is out of this world delicious and so refreshing on a hot day. You can layer it in a clear glass so you can see the alternating colors - it's a really fun drink that's great for a pool party. Whip this up for yourself and friend, I guarantee you're both gonna love it!
Nutiva's Strawberry Pina Colada Smoothie Recipe
1.5 cups strawberries, hulled
2 tbsp Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna
2 tbsp Nutiva hempseeds
1 ripe banana, frozen
1.5 cups pineapple, frozen
1.5 cups coconut milk (or 1.5 cups water and ⅓ cup Nutiva Organic Coconut Manna)
2 tbsp Nutiva Organic MCT Oil
Place strawberries, 1 tbsp hempseeds and Coconut Manna in a blender, and blend until pureed. Set aside.
Rinse that blender and place banana, pineapple, 1 tbsp hempseeds, coconut milk, and MCT Oil. Blend until completely blended together.
Layer your glass by alternating pineapple and strawberry mixture.
Smoothies like this are just one way to use MCT Oil. Check out all the other ways you can use it…
- Blend it into coffee
- Blend into nut butter
- Stir into oatmeal
- Whisk into salad dressing
- Mix into no-bake snack bars and cookies
If you want to give MCT Oil a try, my friends at Nutiva are so generous and are extending a discount to the Food Babe Army that starts today...
They'll give you a 32 oz bottle of Organic MCT Oil + 8 oz pack of Organic Hempseeds for just $34.99! This bundle is valued at over $44 dollars. No code is required, just visit them here to pick up your bundle! Nutiva can only extend this deal for the next 72 hours while supplies last.
There are other brands of MCT oil out there, but Nutiva's is the ONLY ONE that is Certified Organic..Nutiva starts with only pure organic virgin coconut oil and uses a patented USDA certified organic process that removes most of the lauric acid (solid fats) from the coconut oil, leaving high levels of capric and caprylic acids (MCTs). The capric and caprylic acids are more desirable for energy and metabolism support. Unlike many non-organic MCT Oil brands that begin with old copra coconut meat and process it with high heat, chemicals, bleach, and deodorizers, Nutiva MCT Oil contains no additives, filler oils, hexane or chemicals. It has a clean, light coconut flavor with no harsh aftertaste.
Nutiva's MCT Oil also has more MCTs (93%) per a serving than other brands I've seen - so it's more potent, giving you more bang for your buck. In each tablespoon you'll get about 7.3 grams of caprylic acid and 5 grams of capric acid - the medium chain triglycerides that have been shown to be the best at boosting energy and metabolism. It also contains beneficial lauric acid (0.7 grams) which also supports a healthy metabolism.
When you choose Nutiva MCT Oil, you are supporting small organic coconut farmers and sustainable agriculture. The founder of Nutiva, John Roulac, is a great friend and mentor of mine. He is also an amazing food activist. I'm on board with his mission to create a safer food system and that is why I am thrilled to be a partner of Nutiva, who supports the work we do here at FoodBabe.com.
To get this special deal from Nutiva, please remember this is a 72-hour sale! Pick up your 32oz bottle of MCT Oil and free 8oz bag on hempseed for the special price of $34.99 here while supplies last.
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