Put Da Lime in Da Coconut….and drink it all up!
Do you remember that song of the 70’s? ….Harry Nillson recorded the song….If you need a refresher, just click on the featured video in the upper right corner of my Home Page. 😉
The song describes a story in which a boy and his sister concoct a beverage consisting of lime and coconut and drink it, which causes the girl to have a severe stomach ache; when she calls the doctor late at night, the doctor (annoyed at being awakened by such a complaint) laughs her off and recommends that she “put the lime in the coconut and drink ’em both up”—the exact same idea that caused the stomach ache in the first place—and then call the doctor back in the morning.
So apparently, in the 70’s,….that mixture might have been considered a “cure” for stomach ache?????
I have been using coconut oil and coconut milk in quite of few recipes and and so far, so good for cooking.
Coconut palms are quite popular here in Florida and there are several in our neighborhood. (they can be messy too as the coconuts fall from the trees and litter the ground)
Today, I want to talk to you about a face and body moisturizer made with coconut oil.
I’m not sure if the following data concerning “Coconut” is completely true or not.
All I know is “many” people are spouting praises of Coconut Oil in relation to health, hair, skin, and even weight loss.
So earlier today, I mixed up a “Whipped Coconut Oil Moisturizer” …. (really simple “recipe” below)…and I plan on using this on my face to start with, before I start rinsing my mouth or brushing my teeth or washing my hair with it.
Whipped Coconut Oil Recipe:
Using a stand mixer or hand mixer….Put about 2 cups of chilled coconut oil into a mixing bowl. Turn the mixer on high and whip. Scrap down the sides of the bowl and continue to whip until all the coconut oil is soft and fluffy. (about 5 minutes) You can add essential oils at this time…Shea butter or any fruit juice, such as orange juice or LIME JUICE. Spoon the whipped coconut oil moisturizer into a jar with a lid. Now you have a moisturizer and/or a body lotion.
Below are a five “claims” of Coconut and Coconut Oil and I am by no means endorsing them…I am just relating them to you.
1. Coconut Oil contains a unique combination of Fatty acids with Powerful Medicinal Properties. Coconut oil doesn’t contain your average run-of-the-mill saturated fats like you would find in cheese or steak.
2. Populations that eat a lot of coconut are among the healthiest people on the planet.
3. Coconut can increase your energy helping you burn more fat. The medium chain triglycerides in coconut oil have been shown to increase 24 hour energy expenditure by as much as 5%, potentially leading to significant weight loss over the long term.
4. Coconut Oil can protect hair against damage, moisturize skin and function as a sunscreen. Many people are using it for cosmetic purposes and to improve the health and appearance of their skin and hair.
5. Coconut Oil can help you lose fat, especially the dangerous fat in your abdominal cavity. Given that coconut oil can reduce appetite and increase fat burning, it makes sense that it can also help you lose weight.
Have you my dear readers used Coconut Oil for anything other than cooking?
Personally, I am going to try the whipped coconut oil as a moisturizer, relax by the pool and drink a refreshing Pina Colada with a pretty little umbrella…just for experimentation mind you.
I mean someone has to be the guinea pig and I certainly don’t mind doing this for all of you, my dear readers.
It might take more than one Pina Colada…I certainly want to give the “coconut” a fair trial. ; )
Below are two printable Pina Colada recipes.
Have a great Day…
- 1/2 cup unsweetened mango juice or nectar
- 1/2 cup ripe mango cubes, fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup crushed ice (or 1/4 cup if using frozen mango)
- 1/4 cup cream of coconut, coconut milk, or coconut water
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1/2 lime)
- ***1/4 cup white rum, optional
- Fresh Mango or Pineapple for garnish.
- Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and thick.
- Serve in tall glasses, pop in a colorful straw and umbrella
- OR Garnish glass with fresh mango or pineapple
- If you prefer a virgin Mango Pina Colada...just leave out the white rum. It is just as good
- There are 3 choices for the coconut...so use either the milk, water or cream of coconut that you have in your pantry.
- This tastes so good that you can forget that it has alcohol in it....
- ***Always drink responsibly. 🙂
- 3 ounces of Coconut Milk
- 3 ounces of Pineapple Juice
- 2 ounces of Light Rum
- Crushed Ice
- In a shaker, add the crushed ice, pineapple juice, coconut milk and rum
- Shake well and serve with pineapple garnish, straw and umbrella if desired.