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Friday, July 1, 2011

Recipe: Low Sugar Coconut Limeade

I am always on the lookout for fun drinks to replace my old diet soda habit (so long Coke Zero). But it can be really hard to find those that are low enough in sugar and don't have artificial sweeteners. 


Recipe for Low Sugar Coconut Limeade :
Ice
1 Cup Water
True Lime packets (2)
1/2 Can Coconut Milk (check label for a 0 or very low sugar brand)
Mint leaves to garnish

Then put the lime in the coconut and mix it all up! Put the lime coconut and drink it all up!


If you do not have True Lime, you could use actual real limes or other no sugar lime products like Stevita Lime packets. My blender is on the fritz and only does one speed now (= SUPER FAST) thanks to all the Jay Robb shakes I've made! So I'm in the market for a new one now.

Apparently even the Coconut Rums have no sugar (HOW is this possible?) and you could substitute the coconut milk with the alcohol for an Adult Version of this drink. I'm not a huge drinker (anymore) so I haven't tried it myself, but I hear it is awesome.

I originally saw a full sugar version of this recipe posted at She Wears Many Hats and knew I had to convert it for the Belly Fat Cure! Further proof that you can convert almost any recipe to low sugar and the BFC plan with a few good products and ideas. I do have to say, the Vegan Husband, who I thought would love this, did not like it at all. He is a contrarian though, and I'm chalking it up to that.

UPDATE: The S/C Value for this drink is 0/0, 0 grams of sugar and 2 grams of carbohydrates. That really depends on the coconut water you choose. I found mine a the big chain grocery, but Amazon carries it too (see below). Thanks @2busy for pointing out I forgot this!

    

8 comments:

  1. So what is the total Sugar/Carb count?

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  2. I swear by the Ninja...it is all that they claim...It's great for smoothies and shakes, because it crushes ice like a monster.

    In the recipe, did you mean coconut water or milk? The recipe reads milk but you said water later in your post. Thanks!

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  3. The picture is a can of coconut milk & the ingredient list says coconut milk. So my guess is coconut milk. :)

    Kim

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  4. Its coconut milk, sorry! Just like the recipe and can say. It is very watery though, not at all like the So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut milk, which I guess you could use too. I just made popsicles out of True Lemon Orange, water, cream & a packet of sun crystals and it was awesome! I may freeze up a batch of these too! Happy Summer!

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  5. Sounds great Amber. I'm going to try it!

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  6. Make your own coconut milk:
    FAUX COCONUT MILK
    Everyday Low Carb Cookery (terrific l.c. cookbook)
    Alex Haas
    1/2 cup heavy cream 3 grams carbs
    1/2 cup water
    2 tsp sugar-equivalent sweetner (check carbs on your product's label)
    1 tsp coconut flavoring
    Total carb grams: about 3
    Carb grams per serving of 1 tablespoon: about 0.2

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  7. This sounds amazing - can't wait to try it!! You are so creative, I love it!! :-)

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