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    How do you get your coconut oil in?

    I've started using it exclusively to fry in...eggs, saute veggies, occasionally sweet potatoe fries if we are craving that. But it looks like some use it straight off the spoon? Seriously? I realize it is a little sweet but wouldn't it be like eating shortening--texture wise?? I also think I read in a smoothie. That would work too. Any other ideas? How much do you take in daily?

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    I drink mine in green tea three times a day, about a tablespoon at a time. Sometimes I will have a coconut milk and blueberry smoothie.
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    I cannot eat coconut oil off a spoon. The texture grosses me out going down. I usually get nauseated afterwards as well. Can't figure that one out.

    However, I fry bacon in it, add it to smoothies. Anything I would use olive oil for when it comes to high heat frying, I use coconut oil instead.

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    I also fry with it. Usually half and half with tallow.


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    I don't know but it may be the brand. Because many years ago I tried the one in the black jar at the grocery and it just turned me off. But this organic raw coconut oil I use now is Yum Yum! I will take a spoonful and the taste is clean to me. Looking forward to using it in something other than the fry pan or straight - in a smoothy I suppose.

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    In my bulletproof coffee, stirred into tea, in smoothies, in the pan when cooking just about anything, and yes, right off the spoon. I also rub it all over my skin after a shower, and leave it in my hair overnight for a moisture mask. I especially love it to keep my tattoos bright. Virgin coconut oil is absolutely the greatest substance known to man. And now they sell it for like 5 bucks at Trader Joe's!

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    I bring it work to stir into my coffee instead of having bfast. Also, in BulletProof Coffee, to saute veggies, fry bananas, sear meats...
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    I actually only use it for frying sweet potatoes - I find the smell / taste to be a bit odd for other cooking (I prefer the flavors of lard or butter), no need / desire to eat spoonfuls of fat, and I'm bald and my skin has plenty of natural moisture. You don't really need to use it to join the primal club.
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    I have a coconut milk smoothie with berries almost every day. I cook most of my foods in coconut oil or ghee. And sometimes I just take a tablespoon of coconut oil straight to the dome.
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    I drink it in coffee and tea, I use it as a cooking oil for most everything (except sauteing mushrooms), I make cocoa crack with it, I use it on chapped skin, etc.

    I also oil pull with it, which is me taking a big ol' tablespoon, putting it in my mouth, and swishing it around for 15-20 minutes before spitting it out. And since my room temp is generally just below 70F, my CO is fairly solid to start with, takes a minute to melt in my mouth.

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