These coconut milk recipes show a variety of ways to incorporate coconut milk into your diet.
Once given a bad reputation because of its saturated fat, we now know coconut milk to have many excellent health benefits listed below, along with its creamy texture and delicious taste.
One reason the fat does not clog the arteries is because it is not solid at body temperature and instead of causing inflammation, it reduces inflammation.
Here are just a few of its health giving benefits:
1/3 cup coconut milk (Thai Kitchen unsweetened, First Pressing)
2/3 cup almond milk (Blue Diamond unsweetened Original)
This healthy milk can be substituted for regular milk in just about any recipe and any dish. And it tastes even better! Also excellent with whole grain cereal.
Fruit and Cream Bowls
1 cup fresh strawberries, sliced
½ cup coconut milk
Halve cantaloupe and remove seeds. Fill each half with ½ cup strawberries. Pour ¼ cup coconut milk over strawberries of each cantaloupe half. Great for breakfast or snack. Dress with a sprig of mint, if desired. Serves 2.
Sweet Potatoes With Sweet ‘Gravy’
2 large or 4 small sweet potatoes (yams)
2 T raw honey
½ tsp cinnamon
1 T organic butter (optional)
1-2 T coconut milk (refrigerated in advance for thickness) per serving
Bake sweet potatoes on 400 for 1 hour, until soft. Peel and mash in bowl. Mix in honey, cinnamon and butter. Make a well in each serving on a plate like mashed potatoes and add the coconut milk in the well like gravy. You will never forget this dish - it is ‘out of this world’ good!. Look for sweet potatoes with the darkest orange color for most beta carotene content. Serves 4.
This coconut milk recipe is loaded with beta carotene which safely converts to Vitamin A in the body. Vitamin A is probably the #1 vitamin known to boost immune system AND help fight off cancer cells.
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Raspberry Coconut Fruit Dressing
1 cup coconut milk, chilled
¼ cup raspberry fruit spread (Cascadian Farms)
Juice of one lime (optional)
This coconut milk recipe is great over melon balls or other fruit salads like the one below. Served chilled.
4-6 Clementines, peeled, sectioned, cut sections in half if desired
1 cup fresh pineapple, cored and cut in bite size pieces
1/3 cup dried coconut flakes
3/4 cup pecans or walnuts, slightly broken
1/3 cup dried cranberries
½ cup Thai coconut milk
2 T. Organic Raspberry fruit spread
Juice of 1/2 fresh lime
Adjust ingredient amounts to taste. Combine all ingredients. Chill briefly, whisk dressing together, add dressing and serve. This dessert is healthy enough to have for breakfast or delicious enough to have with Christmas dinner!
Cancer Free-ze Raspberry Smoothy
This coconut milk recipe is so named because of the double blind study from Hollings Cancer Institute at the University of South Caroline that showed the ellagic acid produced in the body from the consumption of red raspberries causes G-arrest within 48 hours (inhibiting and stopping mitoses-cancer cell division), and apoptoses (normal cell death) within 72 hours, for breast, pancreas, esophageal, skin, colon and prostate cancer cells. Other studies also show inhibition of mutation and carcinogenic effect from the red raspberries. All other ingredients in this smoothie have beneficial effects for prevention and reversal of disease which will boost immune system naturally.
1 med. banana
1 cup frozen or fresh organic raspberries
1 tsp. golden flax seed
1 T. raw unfiltered honey
1 cup ice water (change water-to-ice ratio for desired thickness/more ice for fresh raspberries)
9 raw organic almonds
1 serving probiotics
1 tsp. glyconutrients (optional for health benefit)
1 tsp. red raspberry seed flour (optional for health benefit)
2 T. unsweetened coconut milk
Blend first five ingredients until smooth. Then add next four ingredients and blend for a few seconds with almonds still chunky so you will have some chewing action to release beneficial enzymes in saliva. Pour into glass and drizzle with coconut milk. This coconut milk recipe serves one large portion or two smaller portions.
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