COCONUTS

In one form or another we use coconut almost every day. Rather than using butter, we use coconut oil when cooking. We use it to moisturize our skin, as a sweetener and enjoy eating it raw and mixed with nuts. We use coconut milk in place of cow’s milk, coconut flour instead of all purpose flour and we love true coconut water. Coconuts are high in fat and fiber, they aid muscle growth, are a great source of electrolytes and improves digestion. Enjoy our coconut posts and recipes below!

Favorite Coconut Recipe: Vegan Coconut Tart

The Lills Food Coconut

CHOCOLATE CHIA WALNUT PUDDING

Sometimes, we get sugar cravings and although it would be easy to grab a processed chocolate bar, sugary snack or candy, we are reaching for better alternatives. We’ve even found ways to get some extra good nutrients (like chia seed) into our desserts. See our...

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ALMOND FLOUR OATMEAL CARROT COOKIE RECIPE

We juiced a bunch of organic carrots recently and we were left with a lot of organic carrot pulp. We decided to make cookies using the carrot pulp, some almond flour, rolled oats, maple syrup and a few other ingredients. The cookies turned out to taste AMAZING and we...

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HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE LAVENDER OIL

Lavender has long been used for the delightful aroma it puts off and for the healing benefits it provides. For instance, lavender oil reduces tension, cleanses the skin, relieves pain and helps soothe the respiratory system. Just breathing in the smell, loosens up our...

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CREAMY POTATO BROCCOLI (NO MILK) SOUP RECIPE

The two of us have been enjoying small bites throughout each day, rather than three heavy meals. It keeps our metabolisms going and it allows our bodies to spend less energy digesting food. We’ve come to realize that softening foods and/or blending food down...

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ALOE VERA COCONUT FACE + BODY GEL RECIPE

The two of us do our best to stay away from store bought lotions, creams and gels. They are usually full of unhealthy chemicals and they usually cost a pretty penny. We have instead begun playing around with making our very own concoctions, starting with a homemade...

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EARLY MORNING GREEN SMOOTHIE RECIPE

When the two of us wake up super early, before the sun comes up, our tummies are not ready for a heavy meal. Instead, we pack a bunch of nutrients, good oils and antioxidants into a delicious green smoothie for two! The coconut flakes on top promote chewing, which...

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HOMEMADE VEGAN POWER BITES

When in need of a boost, the two of us grab one of our homemade power bites. Our bites are made of simple, super-healthy ingredients like, ground flaxseed, almond flour, pumpkin seeds, walnuts, cashews and they are sweetened only with organic maple syrup. They taste...

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NUTTY BANANA BERRY OAT BAR RECIPE

It’s amazing how many bad ingredients can be found in cereal bars, energy bars and granola bars. Rather than buying pre-made and packaged bars, we decided to start making them on our own, from scratch. This way, we know what they are made of and how they are...

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HOMEMADE ALUMINUM-FREE DEODORANT RECIPE

The two of us are saying goodbye to generic deodorant. Most brands are full of harmful chemicals and toxins, like parabens, triclosan (a pesticide), diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA), propylene glycol, artificial colors, aluminum and more. We read that...

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SWEET POTATO CARROT BISQUE RECIPE

The moment we realized how easy it was to make bisques, we experimented with all of our favorite vegetables. We became addicted to the carrot sweet potato bisque. One sip is like a big hug of comforting smooth goodness and is tasty hot or cold. Enjoy our recipe below!...

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HOMEMADE FLUORIDE-FREE TOOTHPASTE RECIPE

We’ve made the switch from generic fluoride-filled toothpaste to an easy, natural and fluoride-free alternative, using just 2 ingredients: coconut oil and baking soda. Coconut oil is a natural anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, while baking soda alkalizes the...

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BAKED CAULIFLOWER RECIPE

Take a whole head of cauliflower, dust it with a few ingredients, bake it up and poof, you’ve got yourself a delicious treat to dig into! We love this recipe because it is perfect for sharing with each other, friends and family. It makes a great snack or a side...

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CHEWY VEGAN ALMOND FLOUR COCONUT COOKIES RECIPE

It’s official. We have fallen in love with almond flour. Almond flour (almonds ground down) is an excellent substitute for wheat flour. It is full of protein, low in carbs and it is a great source for vitamin E, iron, calcium, potassium, manganese and more. See...

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CANNABIS COCONUT OIL RECIPE

We covered many of the amazing medicinal benefits of cannabis in our Rick Simpson Cannabis Oil post, but we also wanted to mention cooking with cannabis. Cannabis oils and butters are a delicious way to get the healing benefits of cannabis into your food. In this...

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POT BROWNIES TREAT DAY RECIPE

We couldn’t leave Colorado without making a batch of delicious treat day pot brownies! The cannabis oil offers some pretty awesome health benefits and gives a great body high. To make the cannabis oil, we used some shake, combined it with coconut oil (you can...

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420 CANNABIS OIL GRANOLA RECIPE

The two of us learned about the amazing medicinal benefits of cannabis oil and Rick Simpson Cannabis Oil in Colorado. While we were there, we made and enjoyed this delicious 420 granola. It’s a tasty treat to hit the trails with and enjoy the great outdoors. See...

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ICE CREAMLESS RECIPES

We used to scream for ice cream all of the time. Now we scream for ice creamless! It’s homemade ice cream without cream and it is absolutely delicious! We have made it with all kinds of different fruits, but we really love the strawberry banana and kiwi banana...

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OIL PULLING

We had a good laugh when we came across info on oil pulling. We had been swishing coconut oil in our mouths once a day because we know it kills mouth bacteria and leaves our teeth feeling squeaky clean. It turns out swishing oil in the mouth (on an empty stomach) is...

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STRAWBERRY ALMOND MILK + GRANOLA CEREAL RECIPE

Since we’ve said goodbye to most dairy products, we’ve learned about alternatives, like almond milk. When most people think of almond milk though, they may think of the kind seen at the grocery with added flavors and preservatives. Our new favorite quick...

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TOSTONES (TWICE FRIED PLAINTAINS) RECIPE

After visiting Puerto Rico, we fell in love with tostones (twice fried plaintains). Plantains are like bananas, but firmer and less sweet. We had no idea how absolutely delicious they are when cooked right. When we left Puerto Rico and made it back to the mainland, we...

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TREAT DAY KIWI COCONUT BANANA BREAD RECIPE

When we realized we didn’t have any walnuts left for our treat day banana bread, we decided to make use of our last kiwi and some coconut flakes, by adding them to our mix. We really love how this inspired treat day banana bread turned out and we ate it all up...

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CHOCOLATE HONEY COCONUT MINIS TREAT DAY RECIPE

We’ve really learned how to curb our cravings and eat in moderation (creatively)! One of our new favorite treats are our delicious chocolate honey coconut minis! One bite fulfills our need for a sugar-boost and it’s surprising how long we can make 6 little...

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VEGAN COCONUT TART RECIPE

Back in the day, one of our most favorite treats from the local health food store was the Coconut “Hail Merry” Vegan Tart. We would buy one tart to share between us and cut it into tiny slices so we could savor every little bite.

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