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Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Place avocado, cucumber, yogurt, lime juice, garlic, coconut oil, cilantro and salt in food processor. Pulse until puréed smooth. Add salt to taste.
  2. Hint: If puréed soup seems too thick, add a little water to the food processor until the consistency is soup-like.
  3. Refrigerate.
  4. When ready to serve, top with Carrington Farms Crounons*.

*Also try Carrington Farms Crounons in your favorite salad!

Chocolatey Banana Protein Smoothie

This smoothie packs a high protein, high calcium, fiber-rich punch with plenty of important nutrients like potassium and omega 3s. It’s a delicious way to start your day!

Ingredients:

Directions:

Purée ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy.

Makes 2 servings

Coconut Oil for Dogs

Life is better with a dog. Or two in my case. In my family, we tag each other in cute and funny dog memes. We are, for better or worse, unconditional dog lovers. My dogs get their yearly check ups, I bought a fleece jacket for my black lab-Bassett hound mix for when its too cold out and the fur doesn’t keep her warm. My corgi, on the other hand, seems to stay nice and toasty under all that long fur of hers. I make sure they exercise often (it’s a win-win because it means I exercise too), and I feed them only what’s good for them (their food, fruits, vegetables and coconut oil).

Yup, coconut oil. It’s all the rage for people, and now even the American Kennel Club agrees that it’s good for dogs too. Did you know that coconut oil contains Lauric Acid which has anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. It may also fight off viruses. Coconut oil is made up of roughly 90% Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCTs) which some vets believe can help with digestion and digestive issues, along with improving brain function in older dogs. And, that’s not it, there are benefits to using coconut oil topically like helping itchy, dry skin, hot spots and even make their coats shiny and sleek.

My dogs get a teaspoon full of coconut oil every morning and they LOVE it!! But, not all coconut oil is created equal. Look for organic virgin unrefined coconut oil ( I love the one from Carrington Farms) to make sure your furry friend is reaping all the benefits this amazing oil can give them. It’s tail-wagging goodness from the inside out.

MCT Pesto

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup basil
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 3 tsp or cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 cup Romano cheese
  • 1/4 cup Carrington Farms MCT oil
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

  1. Put spinach, basil and pine nuts in a food processor. Pulse several times.
  2. Add garlic and cheese to the food processor and pulse again several times. Using a rubber spatula, clear the sides of the food processor.
  3. Combine the MCT and olive oils into a measuring cup and pour slowly into the food
  4. processor, continuing to pulse until all the oil is added. Scrape down the sides of the food processor.
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste

Serving suggestion: Using chickpea pasta, add broccoli, cauliflower and diced plum tomatoes, along with pesto to make a delicious and nutritious pasta salad.

Simple Cooking Swaps to Fall into Health

It’s a new season and a new reason to clean out your pantry and fridge. Get rid the expired and unhealthy items and replace them with some better for you options.

We all want to cook healthier but don’t want to sacrifice flavor for health, right? So the next time you roast up vegetables like broccoli or Brussels Sprouts, mist them with Carrington Farms’ Coconut Oil Cooking Spray instead of dousing them in olive oil and then drizzle a little bit of Carrington Farms Garlic or Rosemary flavored liquid cooking oil on top. Voila! You have just saved yourself from calorie overload and added a delicious burst of flavor.

If you love your smoothies like I do, toss out your old protein powder that has a list of ingredients too numerous to count and certainly too difficult to pronounce, and add in Carrington Farms’ Coconut Powder. It has 20 grams of protein per serving and only 3, yes I said 3, pronounceable ingredients: organic coconut powder, organic pumpkin powder, and organic pea powder. Simply delicious and nutritious. Available in Chocolate flavor too– oh, the possibilities!!

Let’s be honest, holiday season is rapidly approaching and there’s baking to be done. But you put so much time and effort into baking your cookies or cakes for the holidays, shouldn’t you find a healthier option than butter? Time to pull out Carrington Farms’ Coconut Oil and Ghee blend. It offers all the health benefits of coconut oil and, because it’s ghee, it’s good for people who have lactose sensitivity and it comes from grass fed cows. It tastes like butter, only better. Ready, set, bake!

Chia, Flax, Hemp: Your Healthy Guide to Using Seeds in Your Recipes

If you are on the lookout for the latest nutrition trends, you’ve likely stumbled upon the nutritional powerhouses of Chia, Flax and Hemp seeds. But, if you are still uncertain how to make the most of them in your cooking and what the benefit of using them is, this article will help you figure it all out.     Click here to read the article.

Brilliant Ways to Make Any Cereal Healthier and More Balanced

Cereal is an easy and convenient choice for breakfast but, unfortunately, it’s not always healthy. Sometimes it helps to add other things to your cereal to increase it’s nutritional value. This article will give some insight on how to make cereal healthy. Click here to read more.

 

5 Ways to Use Coconut Oil (Other Than Cooking)

Coconut Oil is considered a staple in many kitchens. There are numerous health benefits associated with cooking with it, but what about all the other things you can use it for? If you want to know some other ways to use it, click here to read the article.