Homemade Coconut Milk Recipe

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A delicious alternative to dairy milk, coconut milk is made from the flesh of the nut – it has been a staple in the tropics for thousands of years, and is used both internally and externally for its extreme wellness properties. Coconut milk has been praised for being an excellent source of calcium, fiber, iron and potassium as well as vitamins C, E, B1, B6, B5 and B3. It can also help to balance blood sugar levels, strengthen feeble bones, correct GI issues, reduce inflammation, balance skin PH and promote a healthy prostate. Today, commercial coconut milk is widely available for purchase alongside its dairy counterpart, however, most commercial coconut milk contains synthetic additives that take away from its nutrition. The best way to reap all the natural goodness that coconut milk has to offer, is to make it yourself.

Homemade Coconut Milk Recipe

Ingredients and Equipment:

Directions:

  • Place the cheesecloth over the top of the bowl, and then set aside,
  • Meanwhile, heat the water to just-boiling stage and then set aside,
  • Next, put the shredded coconut into the blender (you may have to work in batches),
  • Carefully pour they water over the coconut and allow to blend until creamy,
  • Slowly pour the milk into the awaiting cheesecloth/bowl and squeeze the liquid out – continue this process until all the milk has been derived from the coconut,
  • Next, add in your vanilla essence and sweeten slightly with agave nectar.
  • Transfer to the pitcher, and store in the refrigerator for up to a week

*Coconut milk can be used in place of dairy milk in almost every instance. You can drink it plain or use it as an ingredient in your baked goods, protein shakes, desserts and many more. Do not discard the shredded coconut, instead, freeze it and use it in your next sweet or savory meal.*

 

 

 

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