Coconut Milk Powder - Health Benefits, Uses & Recipes
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Coconut milk should not be confused with coconut water, which is found naturally in immature green coconuts.
Unlike coconut water, the milk does not occur naturally. Instead, solid coconut flesh is mixed with water to make coconut milk, which is about 50% water.
By contrast, coconut water is about 94% water. It contains much less fat and far fewer nutrients than coconut milk.
Making our organic coconut milk powder is a small local operation. Our friends who harvest organic coconuts for water on Maui use the mature coconuts to make our coconut milk powder.
Our coconut milk powder ingredients: Evaporated coconut milk powder from mature, ripe, organic coconuts and 2% of organic tapioca flour.
To make coconut milk, add 1 heaping scoop coconut milk powder to water until it reaches desired consistency. To make “light coconut milk,” mix ½ cup of coconut milk powder with 1 cup warm water. To make “coconut cream,” mix 1.5 cups coconut milk powder with 1 cup of warm water.
Health Benefits of Coconut Milk
One of the main reasons why coconut milk is so great for us because it's a nutrient-dense source of fat. By now, we've all learned that we have nothing to fear from fat.
- Coconut milk contains a specific medium-chain fat called lauric acid, a compound that is also found in human breast milk.
- These fatty acids are quickly converted into energy instead of storing as fat in the body.
- Lauric acid has anti-bacterial properties and can improve cholesterol levels.
- Medium-chain fatty acids are easy for our bodies to absorb and use which means they are great for digestion, energy and weight control.
Coconut milk is a nutrient-dense source of fat which means its:
- important fuel for our cells
- helps reduce inflammation
- balances blood sugar
- keeps our skin glowing and our hair and nails healthy
- nourishes the brain and nervous system
- helps with weight loss
The fat content isn't the only reason to love coconut milk. Coconut Milk is a great source of:
- magnesium, important mineral for relaxing muscles
- potassium for heart health
- small amounts of antioxidants, such as a selenium and Vitamin C, and manganese, which helps to produce antioxidants
It's a great alternative to conventional dairy products which can cause inflammation, digestive issues, allergies and bone loss.
Coconut Milk Powder Uses
The creaminess and naturally occuring sweetness make it a superstar in the kitchen. There are so many delicious uses for coconut milk.
Coconut milk powder is great for:
- gluten-free and dairy-free recipes and makes
- delicious elixirs combining herbs, spices and superfoods
- creamy soups
- rich satisfying smoothies
- baked goods
- iced drinks
- milk shakes
- non-dairy ice cream, kefir, yogurt and cheese
- battering for tofu or veggies
- coconut whipped cream
- curries and
- breakfast porridges
Coconut milk powder is delicious and can transform a dish and give it a distinctive flavor. It is an active cooking ingredient that is used in most of the Southeast Asian dishes. It can be easily used as a cooking ingredient in healthy soups and dishes. This is because it easily blends in liquids and leaves no trace of lumps. It also increases the consistency and thickness of the dishes it is used in.
Coconut milk powder is a healthier alternative to canned coconut milk and tastes better too.
It's also a perfect food for traveling and camping.
Coconut milk is considered a “miracle liquid” in certain cultures. Why? Because coconut milk nutrition benefits include the ability to build up the body’s immune defenses and prevent disease.
*See Recipes below.
Health Benefits of Coconut Milk Powder
- Improves digestion
- Boost circulation
- Reduces inflammation
- Protects cardiovascular health
- Stimulates weight loss
- Increases energy
High-fat content, “good” fats help to stabilize heart health and lowers “bad” cholesterol levels and increase “good” HDL levels in the body, which prevents development of atherosclerosis and lowers your risk of heart attack and strokes.
Lowers triglyceride levels and can prevent coronary heart diseases.
Improves Nervous Function
Minerals in coconut milk optimize electrolyte levels improve muscles function and overall nervous system activity
Medium-chain fatty acids are found in high levels in coconut milk which are unlike other forms of fat because they are directly metabolized by the liver, producing ketones which give a cognitive and physical boost when you need it most.
The specific types of fatty acids increase metabolism while asuppressing hunger and lower overall calorie intake over the course of the day. By increasing calorie burning on a passive level, this milk can help you lose weight even when you’re not exercising.
Aids in Digestion
Natural anti-inflammatory nature helps reduce stomach discomfort and promotes better bowel movements, relieving the symptoms of constipation.
Excellent source of iron, which body requires for production of red blood cells. By preventing anemia, this milk can increase blood flow and oxygen to those areas of the body that need resources the most.
Great for those suffering from arthritis, gout, headaches, or irritable bowel syndrome. While the antibacterialproperties of milk help to neutralize underlying infections, the anti-inflammatory properties will soothe swelling, redness, and discomfort.
Some research has shown that regular consumption of this milk can lead to the reduced size of stomach ulcers. For those who prefer natural remedies, this is an excellent option for ulcers of any kind.
Pina Colada Smoothie
Coconut and Almond Cookies
- 1 oz almond meal
- 1 oz coconut oil
- ½ cup of coconut sugar
- 1 cup of rolled oats
- 1/4 cup of hemp seeds
- 1 teaspoon of coconut milk powder
- 1 ounce of dark chocolate chunks
- 1/3 cup of almond butter
- Pinch of salt
- Pinch of ground cardamom
- 1 oz of coconut oil
Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl till it forms the consistency of cookie dough. Line a baking tray with butter paper. Then make small mounds out of the cookie dough and place them one by one on the baking dish. Bake these in the oven for 25 minutes.
Thai Coconut Soup
- ulu (breadfruit)
- sweet potato
- boc choy
- green beans
- green cabbage
- swiss chard, kale, arugula, spinach or other dark leafy greens
Coconut Chocolate Avocado Dessert