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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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    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.
    1503 days ago
    I've only used it in recipes so far.
    1505 days ago
    1505 days ago
    Just switched from almond milk to soy milk for the extra protein. How much protein does cocoanut provide?
    1506 days ago
    Not a fan of cocoanut milk, but my daughter is, so we buy it from time to time.
    1506 days ago
    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
    1506 days ago
    I use coconut milk in cooking; there are a lot of Asian recipes that use it. But I never actually drank any.
    1506 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    I've used it to make a smoothie but that is it.
    1506 days ago
    I buy my coconut milk in a can at Big Lot for $1. Use it smoothies
    1507 days ago
    I make my own.
    1507 days ago
    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.
    1507 days ago
    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
    1507 days ago
    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.
    1507 days ago
    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.

    1507 days ago
    I love coconut milk!
    Especially good after a hike
    1507 days ago
    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.
    1507 days ago
    1507 days ago
    Love coconut milk!
    1507 days ago
  • JUNETTA2002
    I guess it's time for me to try coconut milk
    1507 days ago
    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 DaVinciā„¢ syrup to it. The variety of flavors there is amazing. So Deliciousā„¢ 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!

    1507 days ago
    I am curious about it too. and like you, can't have too many carbs
    1507 days ago
    Enjoy! emoticon

    1507 days ago
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