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So Delicious Coconut Milk-7 Ways In 7 Days

posted by on 02/23/2011

This is a compensated review from BlogHer and So Delicious®.

I am responsible for raising two children, one being a Type One Diabetic and one being a picky toddler that has low tolerance to dairy.  This means meals at our house present challenges in different ways.  With my daughter, who is a diabetic, I focus on low fat and smart carb options and with my son, I just want him to willingly ingest something so I don’t lie awake at night obsessing over the fact that I’m pretty sure he only ate nine goldfish crackers that day.  One thing they both agree on?  So Delicious Coconut Milk is tasty.

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We recently tried coconut milk, I have been looking for a suitable replacement for regular milk, and I am into the fact that it is dairy and soy free and made from organic coconuts.  It also contains medium-chain fatty acids, which the body easily burns as energy rather than storing as fat.  The original So Delicious Coconut Milk contains 7 grams of carbs per one cup and that works well with my daughter’s diet, she is allotted 20 grams of carbs during her snack time. She prefers to dunk graham crackers in her coconut milk and my son prefers to copy his sister, so it is a situation made of win.

Here are  7 ways in 7 days we used our So Delicious Coconut Milk.

-Straight, no chaser.  My kids will chug it, they especially dig the portable, single serve So Delicious box/straw combo.

-Blended into a smoothie with fresh fruit and plain yogurt.  My kids love smoothies and call them “malts”.  Weirdos.

-Simmered with tea, a cinnamon stick, ginger, a few peppercorns, cardamom and cloves for a coconut chai tea. This turned out fabulous, but the kids wouldn’t drink it. Like I said, weirdos.

-Poured over a healthy cereal.  I firmly believe they eat cereal only to drink the milk out of the bowl when they are finished.

-Substituted coconut milk to cook rice instead of water for extra flavor and they didn’t even notice.

-Heated with sugar-free vanilla syrup and a dash of cinnamon, like some sort of kid friendly latte minus the coffee because the last thing my children need is coffee. This was a huge hit.

-Mixed one part vodka, one part kahula with two parts coconut milk for a twist on the White Russian cocktail.  What?  It was for their MOTHER.

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Meet Rufus

posted by on 02/22/2011

You practice giving him shots and checking his blood on his patches.

I wish he were a tad happier; he isn’t smiling with his eyes.

Rufus

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