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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Healthy and Yummy Coconut Milk

low calorie coconut milk
If you’ve been following my blog, you likely recall that I often sing the praises of low calorie almond milk because it is a very healthy (and extremely tasty) alternative to cow’s milk. Now I present you with another choice that is almost as good – coconut milk from SoDelicious. SoDelicious recently started selling three varieties of coconut milk for your taste buds to wrap around – original, unsweetened, and vanilla. (I actually prefer the vanilla, but the unsweetened is great for recipes).

A big selling point for Turtle Mountain’s coconut milk is what it doesn’t have – no dairy, no lactose, no soy, no gluten, no cholesterol, and no trans-fats. Coconut milk is a great source of Vitamin B12, is vegan/vegetarian friendly, and is formulated to allow for maximum calcium absorption while being rich in medium-chain fatty acids. You can use this yummy new product in your cereal or coffee, or blend it up in a banana smoothie or low calorie pina colada smoothie.

Although I can’t say that I like this new product more than almond milk, it is a good choice for those folks who don’t like almond milk or who love coconut. If you’re looking for a low calorie drink, this is a tasty choice, especially if you’re getting bored with water! You can actually pick this up in most Wal-Mart Super Centers, or even Whole Foods (both refrigerated and boxed).

The unsweetened version has 50 calories, 5 grams of healthy fat (so 1 weight watchers point), and 1 gram of protein. The sweeter flavor has 80 calories and 5 grams of healthy fat (2 weight watchers points).  In fact, many people believe that the fat in coconut heals promote weight maintenance without affecting cholesterol levels. Pretty cool!



Caroline said...

Thanks for posting this, Juliet! I love So Delicious Coconut Milk Beverages, even more than Almond Milk! And it's the only "milk" my four-year-old daughter will drink.

veggie wedgie said...

Coconut milk rocks!

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