08.12.2012

Coconut Chip Giveaway!

Remember those yummy Cinnamon Coconut Chips?

 oh yes..I thought you would! 🙂

Coconut chips…

Well, first off Let’s Do it Organic calls them coconut flakes. I like to call them coconut chips because I always call the small shredded coconut pieces (flakes). Really who cares what you call them, all that matters is that you can get some to make this recipe! If you cannot tell, I love coconut! Check out all the coconut recipes from my recipe page.

Can I have Coconut chips on GAPS?

Yes, after intro you can add in coconut chips. Everyone is different with timing and adding in new foods on GAPS. I introduce food so slow, and I actually have had to back away from coconut right now ( I still eat coconut oil). I do miss it, but I have to be patient with my body.

Don’t even compare yourself with anyone else on GAPS, you are unique! If you have never had coconut on GAPS then try making homemade coconut milk first (it is easier on your stomach). If you are ok with the milk, then try the chips (start with a few at a time..really they are so good, but only try a few!) They do contain a fair about of fiber, and I know this can cause problems for people on GAPS.

Are coconut chips good for you?

Coconut chips are just like coconut shreds, just in a bigger form. I use coconut shreds/flakes to make homemade coconut milk and coconut milk yogurt. Pretty much coconut flour is the same thing, just more finely shredded. Coconut comes in many different form as you see.

Low carb

Coconut chips are low in carbohydrates and high in fiber. Now you should not be scared of carbohydrates, though lots of times people on GAPS have a hard time digesting certain carbs. That is why coconut is such a life saver on the GAPS diet.

Saturated fat

Coconut chips are filled with the good fat…yup Saturated fat is the best! There looks like there is not much protein in coconut flakes, but really that label is for 3 TBS , and who can just eat 3 TBS of coconut chips? Coconut has just enough protein to keep your body running. I always say that coconut seems so complete, because it is so substantial and has great ratios.

Minerals

Since coconuts grow by the sea, they are filled with lots of good minerals for your body. Most people are deficient in minerals these days, so coconut is even more important.

Can coconut help my illness?

Native Pacific Islanders considered coconut to be a “cure for all illnesses”. Now I cannot say that it will cure you, but coconut does have a lot of benefits for your body. It helps..

  • Protect the immune system.
  • Prevent tooth decay.
  • Improves digestion and assimilation of vitamins and minerals.
  • Improve magnesium absorption! (so this is a good complement to homemade magnesium oil).
  • Kill viruses and bacteria.
  • Support thyroid function.
  • Skin, nail, and hair growth (it’s those minerals!).
  • Weight loss.
Now don’t take my word on all of this..everyone’s body is different. To see what coconut can do for your body, you will have to just try it yourself!

Vitamins:

Coconuts are known for being high in…

  • Vitamin C (good for the immune system)
  • B1 (promotes healthy nervous system)
  • B2 (increases your body’s ability to produce energy)
  • B3 (keeps your heart healthy)

Breakdown:

Organic Coconut Flakes

Ingredients: Organic Coconut (sliced and dehydrated). Color may vary as this product contains no sulfites

 

 What do Coconut chips taste like?

Lets Do it Organic coconut chips have a rich nutty flavor. They are not overly coconutty when you eat them plain, but if you brown them in the oven like in this recipe, then the coconut flavor because more intense and nuttier! So good.

They are slightly crispy straight out of the bag, but if you really want a crunch, you have to brown them in the oven for like 2 minutes (they cook really fast!!)

They will leave you feeling light, but satisfied. Don’t you love foods like that? That is because coconut is one of natures perfect food. Eat up!

GIVEAWAY

To make this recipee, I used Let’s Do it Organic coconut chips.

Edward and Son’s is being so nice to you all! They are going to give away 3 bags of coconut chips!!! 3 winners.

You should totally check out their website. I recommend their Native Forest coconut milk and coconut flakes and coconut cream.

I have to make a new rule. If you win the giveaway, you need to be currently subscribed to my daily e-mails. You also have to claim your prize within 72 hours or else I will have to give it away to someone else, and that would be sad!

Ok enter away! Good luck 🙂

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~Stay Gutsy, Caroline

 

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Comments

  1. I would get the organic creamed coconut- I love it in my coffee with some cinnamon and honey (Cafe Dulce)! I also am already subscribed to your email comments 🙂

  2. I subscribe to your posts. My favorite coconut recipe is your coconut flour banana blueberry bread.

  3. Probably the mandarin oranges. You don’t usually see organic mandarin oranges.

  4. I shared on facebook.

  5. Amanda B. says:

    I would get the coconut flour – I love to bake with it and my kids love coconut muffins.

  6. Amanda B. says:

    I subscribe to your daily emails.

  7. katherine d. says:

    I am loving the Organic Tapioca Pearls – who wouldn’t want to make organic, vegan tapioca pudding?! 🙂

  8. katherine d. says:

    i also subscribe 🙂 YAY!

  9. Organic Rambutan

  10. I subscribe to your posts.

  11. I also love coconut cream in my coffee!

  12. StaceyN says:

    Oooh I want the Organic Coconut Flour! I would love to bake with that. =)

  13. Deanna says:

    Coconut water or the coconut chips!

  14. Chelsea Wipf says:

    I love native forest coconut milk…or id like to try the coconut cream!

  15. Tiria Hewitt says:

    I would buy coconut milk for sure. I love it and use it so much I buy it by the case rather frequently. I put it in oatmeal, muffins, homemade bread, vegetable stir fry and more.

  16. Stacey Carrero says:

    I would love some coconut cream! I already subscribe to your blog and signed up for your newsletter 🙂

  17. Nicole says:

    I would buy the gluten-free ice cream cones.

  18. Nicole T. says:

    I am already subscribed to your daily emails.

  19. Amy Kaempfe says:

    I am such a coconut fan…I would have trouble choosing just one. I love coconut flakes to make my own coconut milk! Thanks, Amy

  20. Charity Sauve says:

    I definitely would like to try the creamed coconut – I have found some great recipes that use it! I subscribed to your posts. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I love coconut too! 🙂

  21. Naomi says:

    Coconut cream, coco milk, or the flakes!

  22. Naomi says:

    I subscribed to your blog.

  23. I also subscribe! I would buy the organic coconut flour….LOVE coconut flour!

  24. Leslie Brock says:

    Exotic Rice Crackers!!!

  25. I’d also get the creamed coconut! I hear it’s like coconut butter but in boxed form. Interesting!

  26. Emi N. says:

    I’d have to go with the coconut chips. Your recipe looks good.

  27. I would get gluten free ice cream cones for the kids. 🙂

  28. Andrea says:

    LOVE the creamed coconut!

  29. ~Kate F. says:

    Mmm, I’d get creamed coconut, coconut water, coconut milk, and rambutan! {Side note: I’m confused about the email requirement. Is that separate from being signed up for the newsletter?}

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  2. […] that I use a lot of coconut on the GAPS diet. You can read about the health benefits of coconut here. (The post is about coconut flakes, but coconut cream is just a form of coconut). I use coconut […]

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