Coconut Flax Milk Deux

FullSizeRender-1This is another version of the coconut flax milk that I’ve posted once before.  You can find that recipe here.  This one uses only whole ingredients where the other uses canned coconut milk.

Ingredients:

1/4 cup      flax seeds – I used ground but whole would work great
4 cups        purified water
2 cups        organic shredded coconut
1 pinch       sea salt

Heat the water.  I do this to encourage the oils out of the ingredients and to ease digestibility.  Add flax seeds, coconut, water and salt to blender and blend on high for about one minute.  I cover the blender lid with a dish towel before I turn it on.  This keeps milk from exploding out the top.  (I know this from experience.)  Strain this mixture through a sieve or through a nut bag or cheese cloth.  I like to store my milk in glass.  It just tastes better that way.

To find out more about Della and her services please visit her website here.  For more original recipes click here.

Coconut Mango Smoothie

I love young coconuts and anything with mango in it.  This recipe is fun, easy and great for a summer morning breakfast or afternoon treat.

Ingredients:

1 young Thai coconut

1 mango

First off, we are going to learn how to open a young Thai coconut.  (I found this video on YouTube and thought it was the best of the bunch.)

Add contents of coconut to blender.

Then we are going to peel and slice the mango and add that to the blender.  Blend ingredients until smooth.  Enjoy!


Note:  Get your ingredients for this smoothie at any local Asian store.  They tend to sell these more exotic fruits for cheaper than your local coop or grocery store can.

For more fun recipes click here.

Coconut Flax MIlk

I use a lot of alternative milks in my daily life.  My favorite is almond milk but have you ever read the ingredient list on store-bought alternative milks?  My intention for 2015 has been to eat less processed foods.  I’ve wanted to make flax milk for a while and I finally got up the gumption to do it.  I’ve made other alternative milks in the past and have never really been satisfied with them.  I wanted to make something other than almond milk as my body needs variety.  I’ve bought flax milk in the store and even though I like it, kinda . . . it’s very expensive.  Considering that flax seeds are very inexpensive compared to almonds I thought I would give it a go.  I’m quite surprised with how yummy it turned out.

coconut flax milk

Ingredients:

1/4 cup      flax seeds
4 cups        purified water
1 cup          coconut milk (I used Trader Joe’s light).  I’ve recently began making coconut milk too!
1 tbsp.        coconut palm sugar
1 pinch       sea salt

Directions:

Add flax seeds and water to blender and blend on high for about one minute.  Strain that through a sieve or through a nut bag or cheese cloth.  Add the strained milk back into the blender and add the rest of the ingredients.  Blend to combine.

To find out more about Della and her services please visit her website here.  For more original recipes click here.