Saturday, 30 December 2017


I just love coconut! Whether it coconut scented candles or a coconut rum cocktail if it contains any trace of coconut I am in heaven and let's be honest after all the mulled, spiced, roasted food and beverages I have been indulging in over the festive season I am ready to get a little freshness back into my diet.

With my mind shifting to the beginning of a new year and my body crying out for a stoggy food detox I thought I would share my 4 favourite coconut based products which you can enjoy as part of a healthy diet.

1. Aluna Coconut Rum 

I have been working with Aluna since April of this year and what a wonderful 8 months it has been. A refreshing coconut based rum, lightly blended with coconut water this rum is an amazing low calorie and very much grown up the alternative to Malibu. I treat Aluna like any spirit and experiment with mixers and infusions. I have in fact shared some of these recipes on my blog so be sure to check them out.

2. We Are Little Coconut Coffee

Two of my favourite ingredients blended together, coconut flavoured coffee ... I know sounds amazing right and the don't worry the taste does not disappoint. A great afternoon picks me up or lovely warm up after surfing.

3. Coconut Water

I have been drinking coconut water for years now and even though it may taste best fresh out of a coconut on a warm sunny beach somewhere in the tropics, it still tastes delicious out of a carton. One thing I tried recently is to freeze coconut water into ice cubes and add it to cocktails, fruit juice or smoothies.

4. Coconut Oil 

Coconut oil is a BIG part of my life, it uses are endless and I think that's why I love it so much. I have jars all over the house, each for different uses. I cook with it, clean my teeth with it, moisture - I could go on but I won't bore you! Basically, coconut oil is a miracle product.

The Healing Power of Coconut

As you now know I am crazy for coconut and not only do I think it tastes wonderful there are also lots of reason why including coconut into your diet and lifestyle CAN make a big difference to your life.  So whilst I have my coconut hair mask on as I make coconut veggie curry whilst sipping on an Aluna Coconut Rum on coconut water ice I thought I would share some of the ways that coconut can help and heal your body. 

Good for Oral Health

Coconut oil pulling is one of the best ways to remove bacteria and promote healthy teeth and gums. It’s been proven to be even more effective than flossing, and it’s one of the best ways to naturally whiten your teeth. 

Moisturise Skin & Hair 

Coconut oil is great for all skin types and if you use it, you’re sure to see results. Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason: It's naturally antibacterial and antifungal, coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and, well, it smells like cookies

Rich in Natural Fats

Coconut oil is high in natural saturated fats. Saturated fats not only increase the healthy cholesterol (known as HDL cholesterol) in your body but also help convert the LDL “bad” cholesterol into good cholesterols. By Increasing the HDL in the body, it helps promote heart health and lower the risk of heart disease.

Can aid weight loss

Coconut oil is the world's most weight loss friendly fat. It contains a unique combination of fatty acids with powerful effects on metabolism. Several studies show that just by adding coconut oil to your diet, you can lose fat, especially the "dangerous" fat in the abdominal cavity.

Block UV’s

Yep, you can use coconut oil as sunscreen. Many natural oils have UV blocking properties, and coconut oil are no different. One study concluded that coconut oil blocked as much as 20% of the sun’s UV radiation.

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