I first heard of Barlean's products at a health food store while with my Aunt and Cousins. We all got to try some of their kid's Omega Swirl. I remember it was really tasty. It reminded me of delicious yogurt, even though it is filled with great omegas for your body.
I just recently found out that Barlean's is offering even more products in addition to their Organic Oils. The Coconut oil is so smooth and creamy. I was surprised that I could even tell a difference from the brand we usually buy since they have the same ingredients, but I really think Barlean's Coconut Oil is creamier! I love using it in baked goods, for frying eggs, melting on veggies, or drizzling in smoothies!
The World's Freshest Coconut Oil!
Now in 32 oz Size!
"Barlean's has extended our family to the Philippine Island of Quezon to bring you the absolute best-tasting and most nutritious coconut oil cold-pressed fresh for your vibrant health and energy.* Our organic, island-fresh Extra-Virgin Coconut Oil is hand-selected, picked fresh and harvested at the peak of flavor and nutritional value."-Barleans.com
Here is the recipe my family makes for a Fruit Smoothie:
The avocado makes this smoothie so super creamy and provides ton of healthy fats. There have been quite a few times when the boys will say it is like soft serve ice cream! An ice cream-like treat that helps kids (and adults) take their fish oils?! I like that. : )
1T-Fish oil, Cod liver oil, Coconut Oil, or preferred oil.
1/2-1-Avocado (depending on size and desired creaminess)
1C your choice of berries (we usually use Strawberries as they are our younger one's favorite)
Melt Coconut Oil in microwave till it softens to liquid form (if using...which I highly recommend!). Blend Avocado, Banana(s), Blueberries, and your choice of oil. Slowly drizzle in Coconut Oil and finish up with a final blend, making sure all ingredients are thoroughly smooth and creamy. Enjoy!
Check out Barlean's website so you can buy some healthy oils to support your family's health this winter.
Pictured at the top of this post, is Barlean's Organic Chia Seed. Chia seeds are full of excellent Omega-3s, fiber, vitamins, and great trace minerals. This super antioxidant is a favorite of my mom's. She has them every morning, warmed on the stove, where they expand and absorb in water.
I was really intrigued by their transformation once placed in water. I love to substitute Chia Seeds for Tapioca to make a very similar pudding-like treat.
"Barlean's Organic Chia Seeds are a whole, vegetarian superfood naturally rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids, dietary fiber, protein and amino acids. Revered as a natural appetite suppressant and offering a comprehensive range of nutrients, vitamins and minerals, this mild tasting seed is a great addition to smoothies, juices, salads and many other recipes."-Barleans.com
- 100% Organic, Kosher, Non-GMO
- Vegan Source of Omega-3, Vitamins and Trace Minerals
- Supports Healthy Digestion with 5 grams of Fiber Per Serving*
- 2,850 Omega-3 Per Serving
- Super Antioxidant
- Available in 12 oz. resealable pouch
Chia Seeds are also a popular sports drink. Many athletes love to use it to fuel their hard workouts or for longer races.