Cooking Exotica & Fitness is a Whatsapp Broadcast Group by me where I share my experiments in cooking and healthy eating, where some sort of mention of fitness is also attempted.
It is a broadcast group as I thought the members would like it’s privacy more than when it’s a regular group. The main difference is that the members won’t know who else are in the group.
Also when they respond or give feedback, it does not go to anyone else except me.
It all started with my desire to improve the quality of my food. I am not talking about the taste or it’s presentation, but the possible absence of processed, artificial and pesticide laden ingredients.
As a beginning, virgin coconut oil was in focus. There’s no guarantee that we get pure oil when we buy. Google came handy in learning the process. But the cold press and centrifugal ones require sophistication and machinery and hence I chose the boiling method.
There’s mention that boiling method is better as anti oxidants are enhanced.
My method starts with fresh coconut, the inside taken out using a knife, cut in small pieces, grinded well with some water in Nutribullet, milk separated, boiled till the oil is separated.
The products in the process are virgin coconut oil, coconut after milk extracted and the residue from the milk after boiling and oil separated.
I then use the coconut where milk is extracted, the residue, some nuts, dates to make the mixture stick, dried fruit etc to make energy bars.
My Broadcast for today has fresh vegetables and fruit salad and energy bar with coconut oil by-products.
For the salad I have mildly steamed broccoli, red cabbage and carrots; fresh cucumber, apple, avacado, fresh lime sprinkle, Apple cider vinegar, salt and black pepper.
Energy bar with coconut where milk extracted, ripened bananas, cashew nuts, almonds, walnut and kismiss; all baked in the oven and cut into bars.
I think these make a healthy eating.
Anyone interested is welcome to join my group.