Friday, January 20, 2012

Spiced Coconut & Almond Milk a Vegan Treat

Is fat bad? Not really, fat is an essential component your body needs. But the fat needs to be the right kind of fat which comes from nuts, coconut oil,  un processed raw dairy products, avocado etc. Coconut fat is one of those good fats and helps to loose weight when incorporated in the diet. Coconut contains Medium chain fatty acid(MCT). This MCTs promote thermogenesis, increasing your body’s metabolism, producing energy. Coconut has also been found to be helpful to thyroid function, as well as digestion. Coconut milk is a very good source of protein and helps to maintain a soft and smooth skin, in cold dry winter time.

If you are allergic to Dairy and are trying alternate store bought nuts milk, try this one out. Coconut, Almonds, spiced up with cardamom and cinnamon and sweetened with xylitol. This drink just tastes awesome. Do give this one a try and I am sure you are going to love it.

Preparation Time – 10 Minutes

Cooking Time – Nil

Serves – 2


Grated fresh coconut – 1 Cup packed

Almonds – 1/3 cup (Soak overnight or soak in hot water for a hour)

Cardamom – 1 pod

Cinnamon powder – 2 Tsp

Xylitol – 1 Tbsp or to taste (You can substitute this with maple syrup, honey or sugar. Sweetener of your choice)

Salt – pinch

Warm to Hot Water – 2 Cups


1) Rinse the almonds and add it to the grated coconut and place it in a blender along with a cardamom pod.  Add 3/4 cup water and blend into a smooth mixture.

2) Now run this through a cheese cloth and collect the milk and squeeze out the ground coconut, almond mixture and place it once again in the food processor. Add 3/4 cup of water and blend once again.

3) Repeat step two and blend once again adding the remaining water and filter the milk.

4) To the filtered milk, add xylitol and salt mix thoroughly till it dissolves. Pour in two glasses and top them with a tsp of cinnamon powder and serve immediately.



Sending this to Zesty Palette’s New You Series 3 hosted by Vardhini.

Sending this to Allergy friendly Fridays.

Sending this to Breakfast Club – Detox an event started by Helen of Fuss free flavors.


MegSmith @ Cooking.In.College said...

This sounds amazing! I have always wanted to make my own "milk"

Vardhini said...

Coconut and almond is a nice combo. Healthy and tasty drink. Thx for linking to the event.

Ramya said...

very unique drink

Mythreyi said...

Adding Spices to Almond Milk is interesting.. will give it a try.. I have added posted the same but with Strawberry...

Yum! Yum! Yum!

Prathima Rao said...

Wow....Delicious & nutritious vegan treat!!!
Prathima Rao
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Sravs said...

Very interesting and healthy drink !!

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Reva said...

Yummy drink..:)) I love this..

Julie said...

Very unique n delicious!!

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maha said...

Very unique one....... looks delicious!!

divya said...

Wow! Looks fantastic! I am drooling all over it :)

Jay said...

this look wonderfully tasty..yumm
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Kaveri said...

A yummy combo...looks nice and creamy...

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking drink fabulously done

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

sounds so delecious, i love spices in my sweet drinks :)

anthony stemke said...

A tasty, healthy beverage.

Vimitha Anand said...

Healthy and flavorful drink

jeyashrisuresh said...

Thats interesting and quite a yummy drink

Priya said...

Very creative and super healthy drink.

Sowmya said...

Delicious spiced vegan milk!

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Now Serving said...

Wow this is a new and wonderful recipe for me - A nice medley of ingredients :)

Sobha Shyam said...

wonderful and healthy drink, looks yum..

Dr.Sameena Prathap said...

wow..yummy and tasty almond milk...:)


Hema said...

Tried coconut milk and almond milk separately, but both put together, new, but am sure, should be very yummy, first time here and happily following U..

Aimée @ Food, Je t'Aimée said...

Wonderful! You had me at coconut and cardamom.. two of my very favourites!

Susan and Abraham said...

YUM YUM regards susan

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