Carrot Cake Smoothie (Minimalist Baker)
Although not local, coconut milk is now very popular. Coconut milk is used extensively these days, as it can be used to make smoothies, it’s added to curry to make a vegan korma, and can even be used to make vegan cream. Called ‘coconut whip’, this is made by chilling cans of coconut milk in the fridge overnight. Then just pour away the liquid (use it in smoothies), and whizz up the solid part with a little sugar, to make a nice thick ‘vegan cream’ to top desserts with. Also see how to make your own coconut milk.
So ensure the brand you choose is monkey-friendly, as some send terrified tethered ‘slave monkeys’ high up into the coconut trees. They don’t even get to enjoy any of the tasty coconut, that they retrieve. Due to a media outcry, supermarkets say their own brands no longer use such methods. This sounds a bit ‘greenwash’, suggesting that they may still sell brands that do. Biona Organic Coconut Milk does not use monkey harvesting, also in a light version.