Of the three options of coconut milk, I bought the unsweetened variety, as opposed to the original and vanilla flavors. I like to sweeten it myself with stevia, to suit my own preferences. Coconut has some great health benefits, and there are only 50 calories per cup of milk (albeit there are also 50 calories from fat– aka completely fat). At first taste (straight up), it didn’t really taste like much of anything. My mom described it as “milk with a coconut aftertaste”, but honestly, I couldn’t really detect the coconut flavor. This lack of overpowering flavor make unsweetened coconut milk perfect for baking, cereal, or anywhere else you would use cow’s milk.
My little sister (the hot cocoa queen) tells me it is divine in hot cocoa. But I wanted to give it a go with some quick cereal. I know many kids my age (and frankly, many adults, too) need quick food due to their busy schedules. People often complain that eating vegan is too time consuming, and takes lots of cooking time. However, the following should show otherwise:
Yup! Cereal… fast cereal. Here’s what I did:
Poured dry oats (gluten-free) into a bowl and topped with milk.
Then I sliced banana into the bowl, and topped with some creamy peanut butter, and coconut butter.
And you just know I went back to the kitchen for more peanut butter and banana. Elvis love! Basically my breakfast was just pimped up muesli. You can personalize, too! Just use your favorite milk, fruit, nut or nut butter, and you are set to go.
What is your favorite non-dairy milk?