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Superfood Staple: Coconut Milk

Superfood Staple: Coconut Milk

Looking for a milk substitute that is not only soy-free but also dairy-free? Look no further. Coconut milk has been a staple in diets since the beginning of mankind. Coconut. It is native to southern Asia, northern South America, and the Caribbean, while the actual milk comes from the meat of the coconut. Appearing brown on the exterior, the inside of a coconut is white, and a ripe one should have minimal yellow marks and no sign of mold. Once the exterior is shaved and peeled away, the contents of coconut are blended with boiling water from the coconut, and set through a cheesecloth.


Coconut milk is one of the staple foods for the Paleo diet, although pure coconut milk is high in calories, there are several health benefits to the liquid. The milk alone contains vitamins: C, E, B1, B3, B5, and B6 as well as minerals like iron, selenium, sodium, magnesium, and phosphorous. These vitamins help boost your libido, protect your nervous and immune systems, and promote anti-stress. Coconut milk is free of lactose, dairy, soy, nuts, and grains.

So if drinking coconut milk straight isn’t your thing, there are many other ways to use the sweet substance in different recipes, from desserts to entrees.


Anything-You-Have Coconut Curry Soup


You know when you order at restaurants and you always have an option of soup or salad? Well, the dilemma of the decision is put to a stop here because this soup recipe contains all the greens you like, along with the spicy taste of curry.

Get the full recipe from Pinch of Yum here.

Thai Ginger Chicken


Ready for some spice? Jalapeños, cilantro, ginger, yellow onion – mixed together to create a masterpiece that is Thai Ginger Chicken. Try substituting tofu in for chicken depending on personal dietary needs.

Get the full recipe from Real Simple here.

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Vanilla Bean Coconut Ice Cream


Coconut milk ice cream is easily accessible in grocery stores, but nothing can beat homemade ice cream. With five simple ingredients – coconut milk, vanilla bean, vanilla extract, organic cane sugar, and coconut oil – this non-dairy ice cream will be a hit!

Get the full recipe from Minimalist Baker here.


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