How to Eat Coconut Oil

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  1. In your coffee.
  2. In your smoothie
  3. In your cookies
  4. As coconut butter
  5. In macaroons
  6. Daily cooking
  7. Nutty chocolate bar
  8. Chocolate hardening sauce
  9. Supplements
  10. Other


We have written articles about the uses of coconut oil and the benefits of eating a spoonful of coconut oil, but a question that is often asked is “How do I eat coconut oil?”.



Taking your Daily dose of Coconut Oil

Once you discover how absolutely amazing this oil is, you will want to know how to ingest it in different ways, especially if you do not particularly like the taste of it. Can you eat coconut oil by itself? Yes, it is perfectly alright for you to down a few spoonfuls straight from the jar.

Remember to give your system some time to adjust to the amount of coconut oil needed to improve systemic health.

When buying coconut oil, unrefined virgin coconut oil is best for internal consumption.

In some of my suggestions below I do mention using coconut cream and butter instead of the actual coconut oil. These have less oil in them, but still contain the same beneficial fats.

Will coconut oil make you pick up weight? Read more about how to eat coconut oil for weight loss.


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How to Consume Coconut Oil Orally

Some Ideas on how to Incorporate Coconut Oil into your Diet:


1. Drink it in your Coffee or Tea.

Here is an article I wrote about this...Coconut coffee. You can either put the coconut oil in your coffee or you can put coconut cream or milk in your coffee as a milk substitute. 


2. Add Coconut Oil to your Smoothies.

If you are not fond of the taste of coconut oil, this is a great way to disguise it ;-)

Add some melted coconut oil to the smoothie while blending it to mix it without making any lumps.

Strawberry Smoothie Recipe:

Protein powder of choice

1 cup almond milk

5 Strawberries

1 tbsp cocoa nibs

2 pitted dates

1 tbsp coconut oil

Stawberry Coconut Milkshake


3. Make some Healthy Coconut Cookies

Now you have a valid excuse ;-) Get the coconut cookie recipes here.

Chewy Coconut Cookies


4. Make Coconut Butter

Use coconut butter instead of conventional butter (full of healthy coconut fat/oil). And you can make your own! It's easy. Get the coconut butter recipe here. With this butter you can also make coconut candy (recipe is on the same page). The kids love these. So this is a great way to sneak healthy fats into their diets.


5. Make some Healthy Macaroons! 

They are sugar free, gluten free and full of coconutty goodness. 

Coconut macaroon recipe.

Coconut Macaroons


6. Use Coconut Oil in your Day to Day Cooking.

If you don't like the flavor, get the odourless coconut oil. Coconut oil is the only oil I use for cooking, frying and baking. It is the healthiest choice. 

Read more about cooking with coconut oil for more ideas.



7. Our Favorite Coconut Oil Chocolate Nutty Bar.

1.5 cup desiccated coconut

¼ cup coconut oil

Hand full of sunflower seeds

2 - 3 tbsp of cocoa powder

2 - 3 tbsp of honey


Mix all the ingredients. Press them down into a dish and freeze for 5 minutes. Take out and cut into blocks. Freeze again until you eat them.


8. Chocolate Hardening Sauce to Pour over Ice Cream.

8 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

1 cup cocoa powder

6 teaspoons Liquid Stevia


Mix together and voila!


9. Coconut Oil Supplements

  • Alternatively you can take your coconut oil in the form of a supplement.


10. A Few other Options.



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Coconut Oil for Weight Loss, for Immunity, Detoxification, Blood Sugar Regulation & Heart Health


How Much Coconut Oil should you Eat a Day?

A good amount would be between 2 - 4 tablespoons daily, these could be taken in the form of any of the above or just eaten clean off a spoon. Start off slowly and then add more and more as your digestive system becomes accustomed to it. How much coconut oil is too much? It really depends on how much your body can handle.


Eating Coconut Oil Side Effects

You might find that you have loose stools and flatulence if you take too much at once. Some believe that eating coconut oil before bedtime is best.


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