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4/28/11 2:04 A

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4/27/11 6:17 P

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You're right. CO mixed with other oils does stay liquid.

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4/27/11 6:03 P

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I add 1 TBS of coconut oil to my protein shakes and I always add ice too, so when the two blend up together I have tiny pellets of ice and tiny pellets of coconut oil and I can't really tell the difference between the two---they're just both adding to the slushiness of the shake. I used to notice the CO more when I 1st started using it in my shakes, but now I don't even notice them, even with a whole TBS in there.

I've never tried it myself, but I've heard that if you mix coconut oil (melted) with olive oil, walnut oil, grapeseed oil, etc, that it will stay melted for use in things like salad dressings. Don't know if that concept would help in a protein shake.

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4/27/11 5:59 P

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I do have a high power blender and I'm using a heaping teaspoon out of the drawer, I guess. I just started using this and learning about it. I'll try melting it first and if I want ice in it, then I'll save the coconut oil for another recipe. Thanks!

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4/27/11 5:40 P

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I melt mine, then pour it into the blender while blending at high speed.
The CO will turn solid especially if the shake is really cold. Sometimes when I add frozen fruit, mine gets a little bit like pellets too. I actually like the "pellets", but maybe try using warmer ingredients next time. Or at least no ice. My blender is also quite powerful, so if the ingredients are just out of the fridge (not freezer) it seems to stay mixed in pretty good.
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4/27/11 5:32 P

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My coconut oil is a solid and I always put it in my protein shake and I don't much notice it but I only put 1tbs in and have an extreme blender. How much are you putting in and are you using a blender to mix it?

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This has probably already been explained somewhere but I can't find it. Please explain to me again. Also, I really should have seen this coming....not too bright here. I made a protein shake....I thought....oh, I'll add coconut oil. Well I had added ice to the shake and what happens to oil, especially hard oil, when you get it really cold? It just becomes harder! It was all through the shake in these little tiny pellets of coconut oil pellets. It didn't really taste bad but it could have been more appealing, more palatable. Know what I mean? What could I have done differently to make it work? Would it never have worked because of pure science? I've seen recipes where you can add flaxseed oil to protein shakes....what's the difference? Was it just the ice?

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