➡Did you know that coconut milk supports your cardiovascular health and is also an excellent source of valuable B vitamins and vitamins C and E, along with minerals including phosphorus, copper, iron, selenium, calcium, manganese, and magnesium?
😋You can make your own coconut milk at home, it’s easy and way cheaper than buying it in a supermarket,
🍰You can also use the leftovers from the milking process as coconut flour for baked goodies ! Here is a simple recipe from @minimalistbaker
- 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut
- 3-4 cups water (use less water for thicker, creamier milk!)
- Pinch salt
- 1 date or 1 Tbsp maple syrup for sweetness
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 Tbsp (10 g) cocoa or cacao powder for chocolate "milk" or 1/4 cup fresh berries for berry "milk"
- Add coconut, 3 cups water, salt, and any additional add-ins to a high-speed blender. Blend for about 2 minutes or until the mixture seems well combined.
- Scoop out a small sample with a spoon to test flavor/sweetness. Add more dates, salt, or vanilla as needed. Add remaining 1 cup water if too thick.
- Pour the mixture over a large mixing bowl or pitcher covered with a nut milk bag, a very thin towel, or a clean T-shirt. You can save pulp for baked goods or to add to oatmeal, smoothies, or energy bites.
- Transfer to a sealed container and refrigerate. Will keep in the refrigerator up to 5 days. Enjoy cold or hot and shake before use, as it can separate in the refrigerator (due to no preservatives!). Can be used in smoothies, with granola, for golden milk, for matcha lattes, or for baked goods ♥️🍰