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Coconut Milk Powder Is The New Health Hack: Here’s How To Use It

SPY — Brenlyn D'Amore

Coconut milk powder is coconut milk in powder form. To get coconut milk from coconut milk powder all you have to do is add hot water. Coconut milk powder is a convenient alternative to coconut milk when traveling, camping, or when you just don’t have enough space to store a carton of coconut milk. If you are vegan, lactose intolerant, or a have a nut sensitivity, coconut milk (or in this case coconut milk powder) is a great healthy alternative. Coconut milk in powder form is also a helpful ingredient when making hot latte drinks that require a “cream” like flavor.

When buying a coconut powder, you want to make sure it’s organic. If you’re vegan, you’ll want to make sure the powder is labeled “vegan,” as some non-vegan coconut milk powders contain a milk derivative.  We’ve chosen three of the highest rated coconut milk powders that will make great additions to any recipe.

 

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1. Nutricost Coconut Milk Powder

The Nutricost Coconut Milk Powder has a sweetened taste that makes it a friendly companion to coffee, smoothies and baked goods. This is a non-GMO Gluten free powder, but it isn’t labeled as vegan. It does contain the ingredient Casein which is a milk derivative. If you are a vegan, this coconut milk powder is not for you, but if you are simply trying to lessen your dairy intake this is a healthy alternative to traditional milk.

PROS: Yummy, sweet taste.

CONS: Contains dairy.

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Buy: Nutricost Coconut Milk Powder $22.95

  

2. Z Natural Foods Organic Coconut Milk Powder

The Z Natural Foods Organic Coconut Milk Powder is organic, non-GMO, gluten, and dairy free. This coconut milk is  labeled “vegan,” meaning it doesn’t contain any milk derivatives. Z Natural Foods also states that they dry out their coconuts at a low temperature to preserve the nutrients before turning it into coconut milk powder. This is a helpful fact to know because other coconuts that are dried at a higher temperature have less nutrients.  This coconut milk powder is a great nutrient packed alternative to replace dairy and it’s also nut free. Some coconut milk powders have dairy and tree nuts listed as part of their allergens.

PROS: Safe option for those who are lactose intolerant, have a nut allergy, or are vegan.

CONS: Some reviewers claim the consistency is a bit clumpy.

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Buy: Z Natural Foods Organic Coconut Milk Powder $14.39

  

3. Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Coconut Milk Powder

The Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Coconut Milk Powder is known for its rich, flavorful, creamy taste. This powder is commonly used for baking and adding “cream” to coffee. It does leave a light coconut taste in coffee or whatever recipe you use it for, but not an overwhelming flavor. This powder is dairy free so if you are lactose intolerant or living a dairy free lifestyle, this powder is for you. If you are on the KETO diet, this powder has a smooth consistency that makes it easy to bake and cook with, as well.

PROS: High quality consistency and good tasting flavor.

CONS: Does add a coconut flavor to recipes you use it in, so if you don’t like the flavor of coconut this isn’t the powder for you.

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Buy: Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Coconut Milk Powder $13.99