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Do it Yourself: Coconut Milk - works on HCG Diet P3

October 27, 2015

Coconut Milk -- Avoid the Preservatives and Do it Yourself


Here are some very simple, easy ways to make coconut milk at home. This is surely the way we do it now ... all three of these methods are extremely simple and easy and you will be free from these common preservatives found in store bought coconut milk ~  cane sugar, tricalcium phosphate, carrageenan, guar gum, coconut water concentrate, natural flavors, etc.  I share these recipes with all of our HCG Diet participants as they are so easy to do and are phase III friendly. I even think they make a nice addition to coffee in the morning.  You do not even need to open a coconut to make it happen:)


All the "junk" Found in Store Bought Coconut Milks


Phase III of the HCG Diet is a time to learn about making your diet as clean and preservative free as possible.  Here are some of the common additives in store bought dairy alternatives.



This is one of my least favorite food additives and it is in so many food items ... especially dairy substitutes.  Why do they put this stuff in there?  Well it keeps things from separating out and adds a thickness.  Unfortunately, it causes a whole host of digestive issues.


 Guar Gum

Guar gum is another culprit for digestive issues in those with sensitive guts.  It can cause gas and bloating.  This happens with my 3 year old son.  Guar gum is another thickening agent.


Added Sugar 

In my opinion, coconut milk is already pretty sweet and the sugar is added in there as the third ingredient in most brands after coconut cream and water.  At home, you could add some stevia, blend in a date and some vanilla extract.


Natural Flavors

This is the worst category ever. It is catch all for many, many different things that are "naturally" created.  This always scares me when I see it in food because it could me a million different things. 


How to Make Coconut Milk Right in Your own Kitchen in Just a few Minutes


  1. The easiest and fastest way to make coconut milk is to take one can of coconut milk and 4 cups of pure water and blend it together.  I prefer to use an organic, BPA free can of coconut milk.  If you want to add some sweetness, you can blend in a date or add a few drops of stevia. If you want vanilla flavor go for some vanilla extract.
  2. In a blender, place 2 cups unsweetened, shredded coconut flakes (organic) and 4 cups water.  Blend and strain through a nut milk bag.  Again, add in stevia, blend in a date or some vanilla bean or extract for flavor if you desire.
  3. In blender, add 1 cup softened coconut butter and 3 cups water. Blend and then strain through nut milk bag.  Blend in a date or add some stevia drops if desired. 









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