Of the coconut You can take advantage of its hard shell and also its pulp, which in turn can be used for the preparation of coconut oil (with incredible and excellent benefits for the skin), and the coconut milk , a delicious drink very nutritious and rich in ideal essential nutrients within a varied diet, healthy and balanced. We must also name the coconut water , which is the liquid that we find inside the coconut when we break it or pierce it. In fact, it is a delicious liquid especially when we use the coconut as a container and we drink it fresh.
Unlike what is mistakenly thought, in reality what we should not confuse is the coconut oil of coconut milk. Mainly because the coconut oil is obtained from the separation of the oil from the white pulp, while The coconut milk consists basically of the crushing of the coconut pulp, its cooking and subsequent mixing with water .
It is a very nutritious drink, rich in vitamins of group B (B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6), minerals (such as potassium, selenium, phosphorus and chromium), carbohydrates and saturated fats. Regarding the latter, the truth is that being saturated fatty acids of medium chain the reality is that they are metabolized more quickly as energy, so that they do not accumulate in the form of fat.
On the other hand, its richness in lauric acid (which later becomes monolaurin in our body), turn it into a antiviral and antibacterial drink , useful to protect our body against viruses and infections.
Coconut milk becomes the perfect substitute for those looking for an alternative to milk of animal origin , especially cow's milk, being ideal not only for people who follow a vegan lifestyle or a vegetarian diet, but even for those who suffer from lactose intolerance. The same happens with other natural varieties, and that we can make at home easily, as for example is the case of oat milk wave almond milk .
Recipe to make coconut milk at home from a whole coconut
Ingredients you need:
- 1 ripe coconut
First open the coconut carefully, giving it to get some strong blows in order to crack it. Reserve to drink at another time the liquid that will come out from inside.
Then it separates the coconut pulp from its shell, removing its seeds. Try cutting the coconut pulp into pieces, placing them in the blender jar. Add water in the same amount.
Finally beat well until there is a homogeneous mixture. Let sit a few minutes and filter the drink.
Recipe to make coconut milk from grated coconut
Ingredients you need:
- 1 cup grated coconut (unsweetened)
- 1 cup of water
- Half a cup of coconut water
First put the cup of water in a saucepan and let it boil. Then remove from heat and let cool a little.
Put the shredded coconut in the blender jar and add the boiled water and the coconut water. Let it sit for 15 minutes.
Then liquefy well until you get a fine pulp. With the help of a strainer and a cotton or linen cloth, filter the drink. Ready!.