Coconut Milk Health Benefits
If you’re lactose intolerant or simply want to avoid using conventional store bought hormone laden cow’s milk, consider using coconut milk. Also people who suffer from food allergies who want to follow a raw, GAPS or Paleo diet will find that coconut milk is healthy fat source.
Coconut milk comes with great health benefits and is actually really tasty. Furthermore you can make your own coconut milk right at home really easily and for much cheaper than you would pay at health stores.
What is Coconut Milk?
The milk from the coconut is the thick rich and creamy liquid that comes from the grated pulp of a mature coconut . The opacity and rich taste of the milk are due to its high oil content, most of which is saturated fat. Coconut milk is a popular food ingredient used in Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Caribbean, and northern South America.
Healthy Home Made Coconut Milk
- 250 grams Shredded unsweetened coconut
- 4 cups Hot water
Put the dry coconut in a blender and add the hot (almost boiling) water. Let it sit for at least 15 minutes to soak.
Blend the mixture for a couple of minutes until smooth. There will still be bits of coconut in the mixture.
Pour into your prepared nut milk bag over a bowl and squeeze out as much of the liquid as you possibly can.
The left over pulp can be composted or dried and used as coconut flour.
I really hope this recipe helps you to make your own coconut milk. Once you try it you’ll see how easy it is.
Tip: You can always buy the canned coconut milk from stores. However, be aware that it’s usually quite expensive and most of the time its better not to buy food in tins, because most tins are lined with BPA containing plastic.
Oh, that reminds me. You can check out this healthy lemon & poppy seed muffin recipe where you’ll be able to put your home made coconut milk to good use. It’s great health snack suitable for body builders and fitness peeps.
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