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Have you tried coconut milk?


Friday, March 07, 2014


on my way back from Manchester yesterday, I stopped in at Market Basket. I saw this coconut milk and decided to try it. I had read lots of articles about the benefits of coconut and figured it was about time to give it a try.

Well I can now say I like it, and will get it more often. I had tried almond milk once years ago and did not like it at all...not even the chocolate flavor. Usually I get soymilk, which I do like but always reading conflict news stories about soy products.

By the way, that gluten free cereal has to many carbs so I will have to really watch the carbs for the rest of the day.
★EDIT★ I would have to go back downstairs to check labels, but I will take a guess and say the cereal has 33 grams of carbs while the coconut milk was around 11 grams of total carbs.

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KADULAC 3/11/2014 10:23PM

    I love almond Coconut milk. It is so much better than Almond milk by itself. The So Delicious Chocolate Coconut milk ice cream is soooo yummy.

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MJEFFERSON23 3/9/2014 12:22PM

  I've only used it in recipes so far.

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THROOPER62 3/9/2014 5:49AM

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HAPPYMOM8 3/8/2014 9:25PM

    Just switched from almond milk to soy milk for the extra protein. How much protein does cocoanut provide?
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JARBRITT 3/8/2014 12:58PM

    Not a fan of cocoanut milk, but my daughter is, so we buy it from time to time.

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DEERLADY45 3/8/2014 11:21AM

    Coconut milk is awesome! The kind ive seen in the can are concentrated and some very high n calories Ive used the canned low fat in Asian recipes but i get the regular coconut milk for every thing else.... ENJOY your new discovery, BONZ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NELLJONES 3/8/2014 8:48AM

    I use coconut milk in cooking; there are a lot of Asian recipes that use it. But I never actually drank any.

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68ANNE 3/8/2014 8:19AM

    I've used it to make a smoothie but that is it.

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MOTHERBEAR4 3/7/2014 8:38PM

    I buy my coconut milk in a can at Big Lot for $1. Use it smoothies

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TIME2BLOOM4ME 3/7/2014 12:26PM

    I make my own.

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LIVE_AMAZINGLY 3/7/2014 12:23PM

    I don't get the coconut milk from the coolers because it has added sugars. I get the cardboard carton from the center aisles of the store. It tastes fine even without sugar.

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SUCCESS68 3/7/2014 12:17PM

    We use coconut milk in rice and peas. Lovely. Also good for your hair. I will revisit it at a milk to drink. My husband loves coconut water, which I hated at first but now I like it. emoticon

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DEBBLO 3/7/2014 12:06PM

    I just tried Silk Coconut Milk Unsweetened. Ok but next time I will try the So Delicious Brand. My son says coconut oil is great to cook with and healthy too.
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MADEIT3 3/7/2014 12:01PM

    Coconut milk is okay. I use it on my flax granola in the morning - home made granola since I can't handle the carbs in manufactured cereals, even the gluten free ones.



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JSTETSER 3/7/2014 11:17AM

    I love coconut milk!
Especially good after a hike

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EILEENV3 3/7/2014 11:01AM

    I only use milk with my coffee. Unfortunately, the only milk I can handle is cow's milk. I've tried all the rest, including cocoanut milk, with no success. I do get Organic 2% Lactose-Free milk.

But I have discovered Coconut Ice Cream. I either get the pint and divide in 4's or get one of the singles. The lowest calorie is the Fudge. It's basically a Fudgesicle.

What I do use a lot is Coconut Oil. After reading it's great properties for memory and other, I try to some every day. The downside are the calories. As part of having Organic Coconut Oil in the house, I have fallen in love with it as a skin cream. I use it on the part of my face that is prone to exsema (?sp). It has helped immensely.

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SMITHKRISTI 3/7/2014 10:31AM

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JANROLG 3/7/2014 10:12AM

    Love coconut milk!

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JUNETTA2002 3/7/2014 10:03AM

    I guess it's time for me to try coconut milk

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EXOTEC 3/7/2014 9:56AM

    Oh, I *LOVE* coconut milk! I like the almond too - but with either one, I make sure to get the original, unsweetened, vanilla version. If you want flavored milk, add some sugar-free DaVinci™ syrup to it. The variety of flavors there is amazing. So Delicious™ also makes frozen coconut milk treats - if your store carries those, give them a try! I use either of these milks when making my protein shakes. We also have a couple of stores locally who are marketing their own brands of coco or almond milk... or a combination of the two (I like that a lot too).

And yes, please do steer away from the soy. You're right about that.

I don't do cereal at all, for the very reason you mentioned. I do love cereal, but between the hi carb count and all the grain... I just can't do it. I will *rarely* have a bowl of steel-cut oatmeal (with coco or almond milk)... but that might be once every other month or something.

I totally mistrust anything labeled "gluten free". Gluten or not, I suspect that this additional processing simply can't be very good for us. After all... cereal, to begin with, is already processed, yes? I don't need more!



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WESTGATE85 3/7/2014 9:49AM

  I am curious about it too. and like you, can't have too many carbs

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MILPAM3 3/7/2014 9:48AM

  Enjoy! emoticon


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