Milk, cream, butter, solid and liquid, water, nectar from the coconut turns so many things that briefly confused.
Here's a mini guide in pictures, it is easy to navigate, what it looks like and in what proportions to replace the usual dairy products with coconut.
First, briefly about what good products from coconut
— rich in protein, fiber and healthy fats, is saturated for a long time;
— contain lauric acid. It is important for proper immune system and thyroid gland, smooth healthy skin;
— rich in magnesium. It is important for the skeleton, nervous system and thyroid gland. In addition, magnesium helps maintain normal blood sugar levels;
— does not contain gluten and milk proteins, are therefore suitable for people with allergies to flour and dairy products.
1. Coconut milk
Most often in our stores you can find Aroy-D, but it's not the best option — it adds preservatives. I like Jardin Bio. Before you buy milk, shake the Bank — the thicker "sound", the better. If the milk is too liquid, do not take.
Coconut milk delicious dessert — chocolate mousse. Recipes with cow's milk can be replaced at a ratio of 1:1. Coconut milk is easy to make at home.
2. Coconut oil is solid (Butter)
It is also sold under the name "manna". Does not melt at room temperature and perfectly replaces the butter and white chocolate. One of the best brands Nutiva.
3. Coconut water
Rich in electrolytes and potassium (1 Cup has as much potassium as in bananas 3), so the perfect substitute for sports drinks. Alleviates morning sickness in pregnant women. Can be used as a basis for smoothies.
4. Coconut nectar
Extracted from the coconut tree. They replace honey, maple syrup, regular sugar syrup in the ratio 1:1.
5. Coconut cream
Unlike milk, in cream leave oil, so they are dense and contain high fat from coconut. You can use them to replace the cow milk cream in a 1:1 ratio.
6. Coconut sugar
Dried coconut nectar. The glycemic index is lower than that of cane sugar. You can substitute regular granulated sugar in the ratio 1:1.
Small used instead of flour, larger well add in pastries, muesli, granola, desserts.
8. Coconut oil is liquid (Oil)
Getting on the same principle that olive oil from olives. Any recipe with butter can be replaced at a ratio of 1:1.
9. Coconut flour
Use in baking, but this flour is capricious, to cook with her easy.published
P. S. And remember, only by changing their consumption — together we change the world! ©