My nine-year-old, with the milk allergy, is such a bean pole. He plays soccer, and it's when he's on the field that we notice how thin he really is (especially compared to the other kids). Jeff is always telling me to fatten him up.
One good fat is coconut milk. I'm talking canned coconut milk, full fat.
One can makes two different treats that we enjoy.
The solid part makes a nice dairy-free whipped cream or chocolate mousse. With natural sweeteners and not too much, these are quite healthy treats!
Then with the liquid, watery part that is left over from taking the thick fat off the top...we make smoothies or iced drinks. Strawberry is a fun fruit to blend with the coconut milk. But we are biggest fans of anything chocolate.
So today we will share our easy chocolate coconut milk recipe.
DAIRY-FREE ICED CHOCOLATE COCONUT MILK
Canned Coconut Milk (liquid part)
2-3 Ice Cubes
2 Tb Cocoa
1-2 Tb Honey (or sweetener of your choice)
Splash of Dairy-Free Milk (to thin out to your preference)
Blend first four ingredients. Add milk to desired texture.
The measurements here may vary based on how much liquid coconut milk you get from your can. You never know how much fat and liquid you will get from a can so do note that this recipe is flexible to your preferences on taste and texture. ;)
This is so easy, though, that the kids can make it. Enjoy!