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Coconut milk alternatives?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 08, 2011 at 3:41 AM

I want to cut back on my coconut milk consumption. I use about 1-1 1/2 cans a day (smoothie, curry). What non-dairy alternatives do you use that would work well in my smoothie and curries?

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on June 08, 2011
at 01:28 PM

almond milk, and you can easily make your own if you dont want to buy anything with too many additives. Avocado as said before as well is awesome!!

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on June 08, 2011
at 07:15 AM

I should probably just dilute my coconut milk too. I tried it tonight and couldn't tell the difference.

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on June 08, 2011
at 07:14 AM

Do you use it for the caloric/nutritional value?

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on June 08, 2011
at 07:14 AM

I haven't had almond milk much... I checked out the hemp milk at the store tonight but there were so many added ingredients that I didn't recognize.

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on June 08, 2011
at 07:13 AM

Yup I just made one. My roommate's friend was over and goes "avocado smoothie?" I proudly said yes.

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on June 08, 2011
at 07:05 AM

MMMmMmMMMmMMm... Pumpkin is the best thing in the whole entire world!

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on June 08, 2011
at 04:40 AM

To me, avocados are possibly the greatest "unknown" smoothie ingredient. Just a little bit adds the perfect texture. No sugar, lots of fiber. If you want a creamy smoothie then be sure to add a little avocado! Not to mention they are incredibly balanced with tons of vitamins and minerals!

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on June 08, 2011
at 04:09 AM

oh! well yay! i guess i got nothin for ya then! lol

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

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on June 08, 2011
at 04:01 AM

I always use an avocado! I love it :-)

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of course you would add some water too..and it would depend on what you put in your smoothies... i used to make a smoothie almost everyday that was about a cup of frozen blueberries + 1/2 banana + 1/2 avocado + enough water to blend - so good.

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on June 08, 2011
at 04:33 AM

Pumpkin is wonderful too. It's not a fatty food but it adds delicious creaminess without a lot of calories if that's the reason you're cutting back on coconut milk. It's more carbs than coconut but not a lot. :-) I'd go with Grenadine's recommendation for avocado if you want to keep the fat in your smoothies.

Canned pumpkin is easy to find or you can just roast pumpkins in the fall when they're in season.

8b982d4beccca9fcb85affe8d4bd4ff2

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on June 08, 2011
at 07:05 AM

MMMmMmMMMmMMm... Pumpkin is the best thing in the whole entire world!

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on June 08, 2011
at 05:00 AM

Almond milk is great in smoothies. I don't think it has quite enough creaminess for curry but it's worth a try. I like to make my own but also keep unsweetened Almond Breeze around for when I'm crazy busy.

Often I will just water my coconut milk down. I just dump the can into the blender and add a can of water. Can't tell a difference IMO.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

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on June 08, 2011
at 07:15 AM

I should probably just dilute my coconut milk too. I tried it tonight and couldn't tell the difference.

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on June 08, 2011
at 04:49 AM

Use coconut oil, doesn't blend that well but a lot of bang for the buck.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

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on June 08, 2011
at 07:14 AM

Do you use it for the caloric/nutritional value?

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559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

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on June 08, 2011
at 03:52 AM

it sounds weird, but avocados are amazing in smoothies. prolly not so much in curries, howevs. :)

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on June 08, 2011
at 04:01 AM

I always use an avocado! I love it :-)

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 08, 2011
at 04:09 AM

oh! well yay! i guess i got nothin for ya then! lol

627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

(1626)

on June 08, 2011
at 04:40 AM

To me, avocados are possibly the greatest "unknown" smoothie ingredient. Just a little bit adds the perfect texture. No sugar, lots of fiber. If you want a creamy smoothie then be sure to add a little avocado! Not to mention they are incredibly balanced with tons of vitamins and minerals!

559aa134ff5e6c8bcd608ba8dc505628

(3631)

on June 08, 2011
at 03:59 AM

of course you would add some water too..and it would depend on what you put in your smoothies... i used to make a smoothie almost everyday that was about a cup of frozen blueberries + 1/2 banana + 1/2 avocado + enough water to blend - so good.

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on June 08, 2011
at 07:13 AM

Yup I just made one. My roommate's friend was over and goes "avocado smoothie?" I proudly said yes.

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on June 08, 2011
at 03:11 PM

You can make milk out of any nut or seed super easily ...soak a cup of them overnight, strain, blend with 3-4 cups of water, strain through a nutmilk bag(or cheesecloth), and voilá! Nutmilk! You can add a little seasalt, vanilla and stevia if you so desire...play around with different nuts and seeds and water ratios and seasonings, and find what works for you..

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627cf3f5d1ddfb4c2f4c96169420f55f

on June 08, 2011
at 04:41 AM

Almond Milk! Buy unsweeteened almond milk from the grocery store. I buy almond breeze - the one that has only 1 gram of sugar. When you look at the ingredient list you will notice there is quite a few... most are added vitamins and minerals. This is not really beneficial but its not bad either.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on June 08, 2011
at 01:28 PM

almond milk, and you can easily make your own if you dont want to buy anything with too many additives. Avocado as said before as well is awesome!!

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on June 08, 2011
at 07:14 AM

I haven't had almond milk much... I checked out the hemp milk at the store tonight but there were so many added ingredients that I didn't recognize.

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