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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Giveaway - Breakfast with Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil - #Mothers Day

Disclaimer: 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.

It's time for day two of our Mother's Day Gift Guide.  I'm really excited to tell you about Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.
I first heard about all the great benefits of coconut oil from my sister over a year ago.  Since then I've been seeing chefs on tv and bloggers everywhere talking about using coconut oil in their recipes.  One name kept showing up over and over again and that was Tropical Traditions.

I knew just what my first recipe would be.  Coconut Banana Pancakes.  Sometimes we like to eat breakfast for dinner.  Who has time for a big breakfast at breakfast time right?  So after a day at the beach yesterday, that was fitting my mood perfectly.  And this recipe is so easy and healthy.
This was my first time trying it and I wasn't sure if Neil would go for it but I was wrong.  He loved it too.  Who knew you could make pancakes without the flower.  3 simple ingredients and you're done!

I used the coconut oil in my pan just like you would and other cooking oil and I have to tell you not only did it add a great flavor but they didn't have all the greasiness your food normally does from cooking.  Another thing I noticed about the virgin coconut oil was the clean, pure smell.  I didn't have that stinky grease smell after cooking.  There are hundreds of uses for coconut oil. You can get an idea by viewing the short 94 second video below.



Here are just a few of the things I plan to use my virgin coconut oil for

  • Make your own Magic Shell Recipe for ice cream
  • Use it to condition a wooden cutting board
  • It makes a great massage oil
  • Homemade Lotion Bars
  • Use as a hand and foot spa treatment.  Add some Lavender or Tea Tree Essential Oil for added benefits.  Rub into hands and add gloves or socks
  • Make your own Homemade Lip Balm add a little peppermint oil for a nice scent and tingling feeling.
  • Mix with equal parts of baking soda for homemade goo-gone to remove sticky labels
  • Mix with a couple of drops of peppermint oil an effective insect repellent

My thoughts

I'm all about trying to incorporate more natural ingredients into our diet but like everyone else I worry about sacrificing taste.  Tropical Traditions is definitely one thing I will be adding to my kitchen pantry from now on.  I'm excited about using it in all sorts of new recipes.  I'm also eager to get some little plastic lip gloss jars and make my own chapstick and nail cream.

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Your people settled in it, and from your bounty, God, you provided for the poor.
~Psalm 68:10

32 comments:

  1. I have used coconut oil for hair treatments

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  2. I have used coconut oil for my hair as well as for sauteing vegetables.

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  3. Yes, I use coconut oil in cooking. I also made a lemon coconut sugar scrub that works awesome.

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  4. I have used coconut oil in baking and frying foods.

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  5. I use it all the time when I'm baking and I put it in my smoothies.

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  6. I just used some yummy TT coconut oil this morning in our Baked Oatmeal. It gives such a nice taste! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. I love using coconut oil! It makes the tastiest, fluffiest popcorn (yes, I make mine on the stove, the old-fashioned way), and is great in muffins too.

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  9. I have used coconut oil for baking, frying, hair and skin moisturizing, oil pulling, and as a dietary supplement!

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  10. I have never used coconut oil before but I would love to try it.

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  11. I've used it for baking, in my coffee, and even for frying chicken!

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  12. I love coconut oil and use it every day! I use it for frying, recipes (fudge, etc) and it's great as a moisturizer!
    Thank you for hosting the giveaway!

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  13. I use coconut oil for most of my cooking and baking and brush my teeth with it occasionally too.

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  14. I've used it for cooking and baking.

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  15. I use it all the time for cooking, baking & skin care - Harlena Dyer/ mnlghtelf@hotmail.com

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  16. I use coconut oil in most of my cooking and baking.

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  17. I use coconut oil for my skin, love the feel. Also makes great banana bread

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  18. Yes I have used coconut oil for cooking, baking, making granola and making deodorant.

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  19. I do use coconut oil for sautéing vegetables, I have also used it on my skin to keep it soft.
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  20. I have never used it before. I have heard lots of good things about it though. My husband has used it before.

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  21. Jennifer Davis14 minutes ago - Shared publicly










    Hello, I am not yet a customer, but I have heard a LOT about your awesome products! I look forward to trying them, especially the coconut flakes! :)

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  22. I love coconut oil in baking and cooking for the Paleo AIP diet. I tried to pin your contest but kept getting an invalid image error

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  23. I use coconut oil for everything! Baking, stove-top cooking, coffee (don't knock it till you try it), and skincare.

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  24. I absolutely love using coconut oil in everything from pancakes to baked goods to sauteing foods. We also use it to moisturize our knees, hands and elbows and my teen daughter makes her own face masks with it. There are so many delicious and practical uses for coconut oil!

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  25. I have use in cooking and baking. And also as a conditioner in our hair.

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  26. I am so far using it to condition my cracked skin on my hands, as addition to dog food, on my dogs rashes, on my girls hair and scalp and to fry anything on it-chicken,pancakes, even egg omelet..I'm about to try oil pulling, and as facial cleanser. Thank you

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  27. I use coconut oil for cooking, baking, skin care, hair care, and oral care. Wonderful stuff!

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  28. I use coconut oil to cook with and as a carrier oil for essential oils.

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  29. I use coconut oil all the time. I use it on my teeth, as a facial and body moisturizer, make-up remover, and sometimes use it in baking.

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  30. I have not used coconut oil yet, but I have wanted to. I would love to try it.

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  31. I use coconut oil for everything! It makes the most awesome popcorn in the world. It really softens skin, too!

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