Comforting Coconut Spiced Milk

The Flu season is upon us try this Comforting Spiced Coconut Milk recipe to help soothe those that you love.

During the winter months the chance is high you will have a sick child or adult in your midst. I have a great soothing drink for a cough, bronchitis or virus.  This Coconut spiced beverage can be easily altered to your taste. You can make it sweeter by adding more honey, spicier, or creamier by adding another can of Coconut milk solids.  If you enjoy a stronger coconut flavor add the whole CAN of coconut milk.

 

Ingredients:

2 Cups of Coconut Milk*
1 Can of Coconut Milk Solids only (refrigerate for an hour to solidify solids. Scoop out solids)
1/4-1/2 tsp Cardamon
Dash Nutmeg
1/4-1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1 Tab Raw Honey or 1/2tb of agave

Servings: 2-3

Procedure:

In a pot bring to boil both coconut milk and the rich milk solids. Lower flame and add spices plus honey. Simmer for a few minutes and let it cool down some and serve warm.

Raw Honey contains a lot of medicinal qualities. It is especially helpful for coating the throat, but do NOT add sugar which suppresses the immune system.

Cardamon is excellent as anti-inflammatory for a sore throat, the coconut solids contain antiviral, antibacterial, and anti-fungal properties. Cinnamon is a wonder spice too, but don’t add too much. The nutmeg is more for flavor and a little goes a long way, but it has benefits also in Ayurvedic Medicine.

When you have a cold or congestion cut out all dairy products, including caffeine and simple sugars which decrease your immune system. You can make this without the canned coconut, but using it does add extra health benefits and it makes this soothing drink taste just like a drinkable Custard Pie! Enjoy! The kids love it and so do I.

*I prefer Silk Coconut Milk because it contains 45% daily allowance for calcium.

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