The dilemma: you love cereal for breakfast (or snacks!) and need that creamy, cold, refreshing “white stuff” to drown it in, but you dont want milk.
We’ve all tried different kinds of white stuff (soy milk, almond milk, hemp milk) or sometimes its kind of gray… (rice milk…). Finally after many attempts I am happy to report a winner not only in taste and appearance but also in nutritional value.
Coconut Milk, this brand in particular (purchased from Ocado in London) is delicious. The taste is sweet yet mild, the shade of white is just right AND its good for you!
Coconuts are highly nutritious. Rich in fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals: iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. LACTOSE FREE! Soya free, gluten free, cholesteral free!
Depending on the type of coconut milk you get, for example coconut cream or milk, the fat content can be quite high. So pay attention. The good thing is the fats are mostly MCFA’s (medium fatty chain acids). These fats are rapidly metabolized into energy by the liver, so they are used up quickly and are less likely to be stored as fat (unlike other saturated fights from animals). However, moderation is always key!
This type of coconut milk (less concentrated) only has 1.9g of fat per 100ml. One 250ml glass provides 37.5% of recommended calcium and vitamins D2 and B12.