Creamy Carrot Cake Smoothie (Minimalist Baker).
To ensure your coconuts are monkey-friendly may seem like a daft thing to say. But unfortunately some brands send terrified ‘slave monkeys’ high up into the coconut trees, and they live their lives tethered (they don’t even get to enjoy any of the tasty coconut, that they retrieve).
Coconut milk is not local, but it’s very popular to make smoothies like tasty And many people like to use it for baking or to make creamy curries. Chilled overnight, a can of coconut milk can be whizzed up to make coconut cream (just add some sugar, use the drained water in smoothies.
Due to a recent media outcry, the supermarkets have pulled some brands, saying their own brands no longer contain it. This sounds a bit ‘greenwash’, suggesting that they may still sell some brands that do. Biona Organic Coconut Milk is okay, also in a light version.
Health experts differ as to whether coconut oil is good or bad. Some say it has saturated fat, others say that due to the lauric acid, it works in a different way (many cultures that eat it have better health than us). Like everything, moderation is key. There’s no doubt it’s better for your heart to have a creamy curry made with coconut milk rather than double cream, but perhaps switch to a salad a few times a week too!