Putting a Whole New Spin on Coconut Butter & How You Eat It
If you were to ask me what’s the one ingredient I wouldn’t want to live without, it would definitely have to be coconut! I love coconut everything and use various forms of coconut-based products a good 3-5x every day. Seriously! From Coconut Oil to drizzle on my pancakes to Coconut Flakes on my Salads and then Coconut Lotion on my body, I seriously love everything about Coconuts and love when I find great products that are all about them. One of my favorite new finds: the line-up from Coconut Kitchen!
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For Moms & Moms-To-Be and Toddlers 1-Year+*
Coconut Kitchen is a delicious and flavorful nut butter (because yes, coconuts are technically “nuts”), created to nourish our bodies, enrich our souls and delight our senses. Created without using ingredients that are likely to cause inflammation, these Coconut Butters are all gluten free, dairy free, peanut free and soy free.
And while many people are well aware of Coconut Oil, Coconut Butter still isn’t quite as popular, and honestly, most people aren’t even sure what to do with either. This is why Coconut Kitchen was created – to help consumers find a delicious and easy way to get their daily dose. The result? Flavor-filled Coconut Butters that turned out even better than expected!
Available in 8 delicious flavors ranging from Toasted Coconut to Lemon Zest, Dark Chocolate and even Mocha Espresso, Coconut Kitchen’s Coconut Butters are great in smoothies, coffee, on top of granola, spread on banana bread or waffles, warmed up and used as a dip for fruit, on top of sweet potatoes, as a sauce for a stir fry, or even straight off of the spoon!
Coconuts and in this case Coconut Kitchen’s Coconut Butter, is a super healthy and delicious spread [dip, etc.] that not only provides long lasting energy to get you through the day, but helps control weight by satisfying hunger and increasing metabolism. In fact, I wrote an article awhile back called Eating Fat for Weightloss: the Benefits of Coconut Oil, if you’re interested in learning more.
It is also free of 7 of the 8 most common food allergens [it obviously contains coconuts, which are considered a tree nut], fights inflammation by attacking bacteria, viruses and fungi that cause illness and disease, and is a sweet treat that is low in sugar so it won’t promote fat storage, inflammation or diabetes. In fact, these Butters are primarily sweetened with Stevia, which they believe is the healthiest, non-sugar alternative and is therefore, their sweetener of choice.
Coming in at around 160-180 calories per serving, with 15-18 grams of those coming from healthy fats, there is also 4-5 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, and 2-5 grams of sugar, depending on the flavor.
And while this does seem like quite a lot of fat, the majority of the oils in coconut are a unique type of fat called medium chain triglycerides (MCT), which are very easy for your body to convert to quick energy – meaning that your body uses it immediately and does not store it like most fats, which are much more difficult for your body to break down. In the process, MCTs actually raise metabolism, which can help with weight loss, as opposed to the majority of fats that get stored as well, fat. (If you’re curious to learn more, check out this article: Reasons to Eat More Fat.)
*My Coconut Kitchen’s Coconut Butters are not only the perfect Mom and Mom-to-be treat, but depending on the flavor, are great for toddlers and kids of all ages. In fact, [plain] coconut butter is one of the first foods that I ever gave my son, as it is full of healthy fats, fiber and even protein.
And although I wouldn’t give my little one the Espresso flavor, due to the fact it has espresso powder in it, I would say all the other flavors are fair game, although I may save the Cinnamon Raisin flavor for myself, since it does have 5 grams of sugar in it – which really isn’t much compared to pretty much every other food on store shelves, but still… there are other flavors that young kids can eat ;).
Coconut Kitchen has been a lifetime journey for Founder Angie Carl, as she learned the importance of weight management and exercise as a teenager, shedding nearly 50 extra pounds through healthier eating habits. Then, three days after her 29th birthday and not long after becoming pregnant with her first child, Angie suffered a serious heart attack. This shifted her perspective on nutrition and fitness from weight management to life management.
She was again tested a few years later after learning she had a rare blood cancer that would require a lifetime commitment of daily, low-dose chemotherapy. Determined as ever, Angie educated herself on using proper nutrition and fitness to combat her disease. One of her favorite “tools” became the coconut, where she not only learned about the incredible benefits of coconut, including its use as a healthy energy source, but the fact that it is so incredibly delicious!
As a sweet treat that won’t spike insulin levels and spark the sugar-addiction cycle, Angie began using coconut as the primary fuel for her healthy lifestyle and quickly discovered the delicious power food of coconut butter. After experimenting with different combinations of healthy ingredients, Coconut Kitchen’s yummy coconut spreads were born.
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I know the word has been overused a lot lately, but coconuts truly are a “superfood”. Filled with medium-chain-fatty-acids (as well as fiber, protein and other vitamins and minerals to boot), this food actually helps speed up metabolism, breaking down in your body and being used for energy, as opposed to storing as fat. Plus, coconuts are absolutely delicious!
And while I have long been an advocate for using Coconut Oil in your every day cooking, I am here to tell you that once you try Coconut Butter, you will be upset that you hadn’t tried it sooner! And the stuff from Coconut Kitchen takes this great tasting food and elevates it even higher!
With tons of great flavors, and therefore endless possibilities, whether you are looking for a simple way to add flair to your meal, you want to add a little something special to a favorite recipe, or you just want to eat it straight-up with a spoon, you will certainly be happy with whatever you choose from Coconut Kitchen’s line of Coconut Butters.
Want to learn more about Coconut Kitchen or be part of their Ambassador Program?! Then check out their website for info about their company [and their Ambassador Program] and be sure to follow them on Facebook and Instagram too! Because it’s those small steps that make healthy living a lifestyle, so why not take one today?!
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