Have you tried coconut milk yet? It’s creamy rich and a great alternative to cow’s milk for those who can’t have dairy. You can get it in a carton, like almond milk, or you can buy it in a can (you can usually find it in a larger grocery store in the baking section, but if not, then an Asian supermarket will have them).
One of the greatest benefits of coconut milk is that it is rich in lauric acid, a fatty acid that is found in breast milk. Lauric acid has many germ-fighting, anti-fungal and anti-viral properties that can combat illnesses. Lauric acid may also reduce cholesterol levels, which lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. Very few foods are rich in lauric acid, so coconut milk is considered a superfood in my books!
Coconut milk is perfect as the base ingredient for this banana cream pie recipe. The pie crust has an almond base and it goes great with the coconut banana filling. If you haven’t made a homemade crust before, I suggest giving this one a try – it’s not that hard to make and it’s much healthier than the store bought ones, which have unhealthy trans fat.