Sip Your Way To Slim!

Bikini season is just around the corner. Combine coconut oil with exercise and clean eating, and you'll drop those dreaded extra winter kilos.

There really is nothing more refreshing than a fruit-filled smoothie on a balmy summer day, and while many of us are well versed on how to whip up a delicious healthy blend by now, there is one ingredient that promises to supercharge your favourite summer beverage and if combined with exercise and clean eating, have you dropping those dreaded extra winter kilos just in time for bikini season.

Forget fad diets, fasting or spending multiple hours on the treadmill; coconut oil (yes oil!) is the latest weight loss and detox secret taking the world by storm and it’s easy to see why. Although made up of 90 percent saturated fat this miracle oil isn’t anything like the typical fats doctors have told us to steer clear of for decades; in fact many health professionals are now touting coconut oil as the dietary staple of the year.

Packed with nutritional goodness - or scientifically speaking, medium chain fatty acids - Pacific Island populations have been reaping the bountiful health benefits of coconut oil for centuries, with the highly valued and much-loved coconut palm aptly referred to as “The Tree of Life” in many native communities.

So how does this so-called super food help you shed inches from your waistline?

A recent study revealed that people who ate two tablespoons of coconut oil per day burned a considerably larger number of kilojoules compared to those who didn’t. The reason? The properties found in coconut oil are ideal for boosting the metabolism, helping to increase energy expenditure and burn calories more efficiently.

Coconut oil also works wonders for controlling calorie intake by making you feel fuller for longer AND reducing sugar cravings, which means no sneaky snacks throughout the day or midnight munchies after dinner.

While you can incorporate coconut oil into your diet via a multitude of different methods one of the best ways to make sure you’re getting your recommended two tablespoons plus boost your fruit and veg intake is to mix it into a mouthwatering smoothie.

They say if you do something for thirty days it becomes habit, which is why coconut guru and author of new cookbook  ‘Going Coconuts’, Brynley King has created the 30 Day Banaban Smoothie Challenge using Nature Pacific’s Banaban Virgin Coconut Oil.

Here’s three smoothie recipes from Brynley King’s 30 Day Banaban Smoothie Challenge to get you started!

Tropical Immune Booster
1 cup spinach
1 cup coconut water
1 cup strawberries (frozen)
1 cup mango (frozen)
2 tbsp. Banaban Virgin Coconut Oil

Sweet Fruit Smoothie
1 cup spinach
1 cup fresh coconut water
1 cup rock melon
3 large strawberries (frozen)
¼ cup blueberries (frozen)
1 tbsp. chia seeds
2 tbsp. Banaban Virgin Coconut Oil

Cooling Coconut Surprise
2 cups kale
1 cup fresh coconut water
1 orange, peeled and diced (frozen)
1 banana
2 tbsp. Banaban Virgin Coconut Oil
¼ cup of Banaban Toasted Coconut Flakes

Toss all the ingredients into a blender, combine until smooth, and you’re on your way to your best body yet!

Up for the challenge? Head to www.naturepacific.com to purchase your copy of Going Coconuts and Banaban Virgin Coconut Oil, and get your smoothie on.
 

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