Beauty of Coconut Milk

Coconut Milk also known as santam in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia, and gata in Philippines has grown to be my new love.

I started using Coconut milk around 4 months ago as a replacement for milk and I couldn’t be happier.  In adding coconut milk I’ve removed unnecessary toxins BGH made by monsanto/steroids/antibiotics and a multitude less desirables that I’m just not going to go into.

I drink coconut milk with everything and recently added it to my smoothies, so delicious and extremely nutritious.

Super Simple Blue Berry Coconut Milk Smoothie

Blue berries According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), blueberries are near the top when it comes to antioxidant activity per serving (ORAC values). Their capacity, antioxidant activity is impressive.

Antioxidants work to neutralize free radicals — unstable molecules linked to the development of cancer, cardiovascular disease and other age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Substances in blueberries called polyphenols, specifically the anthocyanins that give the fruit its blue hue, are the major contributors to antioxidant activity.

That being said I use 1/2 pint of blue berries, 1/2 cup to 1 cup of coconut milk, some distilled water for desired consistency. I like mine a little on the thicker side so I use less water. Also if your blue berries are a little tart you could add a little organic honey, not too much without testing the coconut milk is rather sweet.

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Using coconut milk and lime hair relaxer recipes is said to be a natural way of relaxing your hair. Creating relaxer recipes with coconut milk and lime is interesting.  Many black women want to straighten their hair at one point or another in their lives.  Sometimes it is the grass is greener syndrome – you just want to know what it would be like to have straight hair for once.  However, a lot of women are turning to hair relaxers as a way to take some of the kinky out of their hair and make it just a little wavier and a little bit softer.  If this sounds like you, there might be an alternate to chemicals to make your hair softer.  Maybe you should think about natural ways to relax your hair.  One of the ways is possibly by harnessing the power of nature through  coconut milk and lime relaxer recipes.

Coconut and Lime hair Treatment

This method of hair relaxing has actually been used by women throughout Asia for centuries.  It is all natural and should leave your hair softer and silkier than before.  There are two basic methods that you can try; one is a little easier but the other produces less waste and may have better results.  For the first method all you have to do is mix the juice of a lime with about half a cup of coconut milk.  Let the solution sit for a few hours until a foam forms on top of the bowl.  Scoop off that foam and apply it to your hair.  Leave it sit for a few hours and then wash your hair.  The problem with this method is you end up wasting a lot of milk and lime.  Also, the mixture you do apply to your head can break down, run off your hair, and not be as effective.

Coconut Milk Recipes By Martha Stewart click more

It’s such a perfect summer fruit. They’re tangy, fragrant and so flavorful. I purchased a bagful from Fresh Direct and set out to make some sweet treats for the weekend. I started off with some Coconut-Key Lime Ice-Cream with a Graham Cracker Crust. So simple and so refreshing.
(Side note: this ice-cream maker is by far the best investment I’ve made this summer. Not only have I saved money from not buying the $6 pints but I’ve made healthier alternatives and created flavors that can’t be found in stores.)

Coconut-Key Lime Ice Cream      • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk (about 13.66 oz)       • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed Key Lime juice       • zest of 2 Key Limes       • 1/2 cup cane sugar       • 1/2 cup graham cracker – finely ground
In a sauce pot, bring coconut milk and sugar to a boil. Let cool. Add Key Lime juice and zest. Put in ice-cream maker for about 30-35 minutes. Fill a serving cup with about 1/2 inch of graham cracker. Spread ice cream on top and serve with a thin Key Lime wedge.
While the ice-cream was churning away, I used the last of my Key Limes to make Key Lime Bars – with a recipe I found on Martha Stewart.

Key Lime Bars (From Martha Stewart)      • 1 cup plus 2 1/2 tablespoons finely ground graham cracker crumbs      • 1/3 cup sugar      • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted      • 3 large egg yolks      • 1/2 teaspoons finely grated lime zest      • 2/3 cup fresh Key lime juice (about 23 Key limes total)      • 1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)      • 1/4 cup heavy cream      • 2 Key limes, thinly sliced into half-moons
Make crust: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter in a small bowl. Press evenly onto bottom of an 8-inch square glass baking dish. Bake until dry and golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack. (Leave oven on.)
Make filling: Put egg yolks and lime zest in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix on high speed until very thick, about 5 minutes. Reduce speed to medium. Add condensed milk in a slow, steady stream, mixing constantly. Raise speed to high; mix until thick, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add lime juice; mix until just combined.
Spread filling evenly over crust using a spatula. Bake, rotating dish halfway through, until filling is just set, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (or overnight).
Cut into 2-by-2-inch bars. Put cream in the clean bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the clean whisk attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until stiff peaks form. Garnish bars with whipped cream and a slice of lime.

A better way is to add your lime and coconut milk to a little bit of olive oil and a spoon or two of cornstarch.  Whisk all these ingredients together over a low heat until they form the consistency of a conditioner that you might find in a store.  This ensures that it will stay on your head better.  The olive oil also helps to keep your hair hydrated.  Then wrap your hair up in a plastic shower cap for a few hours.  Again, shampoo and moisturize as normal.  These coconut milk and lime hair relaxed recipes are good ways for you to naturally relax your hair. (exerpt from thirsty roots)

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. amit
    Jun 16, 2012 @ 14:22:09

    Coconut milk can do wonders and thanks for this recipe. I ‘ll give a try in the coming days.

    Reply

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