Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review, Offer & Giveaway Ends 6/24

I love finding companies that offer a wide selection of quality organic products!  I'm talking about Tropical Traditions where you can find great organic foods grown on family farms, non-toxic household products, and organic skin care products too. I've heard of the Tropical Traditions company a lot in the past year, so I was very excited to recently have the opportunity to actually review their Certified Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!


There are several different coconut oils offered by Tropical Traditions based upon how the product was processed. The Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil in particular is handmade from fresh coconuts in small batches by family producers in the Philippines, and has the highest level of antioxidants available in Virgin Coconut Oil. It's also USDA Organic, Non-GMO, and has a wonderful, rich coconut scent and flavor.

Virgin Coconut Oil can be added to your diet pretty easily. Did you know that any recipe that calls for butter, margarine, or any other oil can be substituted for coconut oil? That's pretty cool! I also found out that many people will add coconut oil to their smoothies. Since we like to make fruit smoothies pretty frequently, I thought I should try adding some coconut oil to test it out.

Tropical Traditions offers a bunch of kitchen-tested, FREE coconut recipes to make with your coconut oil, cream concentrate, flour and other organic coconut products all available at their online store. I searched through their beverage/smoothie recipes and found a few recipes that called for coconut oil but I ended up mixing together a few recipes and making my own! Here's what I did...

Handful of organic grapes
4 organic kiwis (leave the skin, but take off the ends)
Organic plain yogurt
One banana
One pound sliced organic frozen strawberries (buy them when they're cheap and freeze them!)
1/4 cup of frozen pineapple chunks
A tiny bit of coconut milk 
2 tablespoons Virgin Coconut Oil

Add ingredients in the order listed. You won't need to add any juices or water because you get plenty of fluid from the grapes, kiwi and yogurt so it's easy to blend. 

When you get to the coconut oil, make sure it is melted and add VERY slowly. Start with a couple drops at a time while the blender is on. This will help you avoid clumps of oil in your smoothie. The result is a frothy, tropical smoothie that almost tastes like a strawberry daiquiri with coconut! Definitely the BEST smoothie I've made to date, and apparently I make pretty good ones (or so my Hubby says!). 


If you need some inspiration for your next smoothie, take a look at the 3 recipes that I liked and pulled ideas out of for my smoothie!


I must say a lot of the combinations sound a bit bizarre or odd. Adding ground nuts? You probably can't even really taste it, and you're getting a nutrient rich beverage that is a really great way to get more fruit and fill any gaps in your diet!


Check out this interview with Tropical Traditions CEO, Brian Shilhavy about how they discovered Virgin Coconut Oil!! 



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Price: The Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, Certified Organic, retails for $40 for a 32 oz (1 Quart) jar.

The Verdict: 
I really wasn't sure what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised with the Coconut Oil! This jar will last a while for us since a little goes a long way, especially in smoothies! Really happy with this product and I'm looking forward to checking out more products from Tropical Traditions in the future. Considering the delicious flavor of the coconut and the high antioxidants and medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) it contains, I have NO problem eating this by the spoonful. I can't say the same for some other natural foods or fish oil for example!
 

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Disclosure: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. No other compensation was received. This is my completely honest opinion above and may be different from yours. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

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