Milk, butter and margarine are almost the staple of many breakfast meals in modern times. Think of the average bowl of milk-laden breakfast cereal, milk-infused pancakes and butter-soaked scones, toasts spread with butter/margarine... Full of cow’s milk and full of saturated animal fat, animal protein, cholesterol, hormones, pesticides, antibiotics, pus and the dreaded lactose for many. Not to mention the waves of scientific studies confirming the link between dairy consumption and cancer, diabetes amongst a host of other degenerative diseases. Plus of course the horrors to dairy cows in the dairy industry...
Thanks to increased awareness about lactose intolerance, the perils of consuming cow’s milk (and goat’s milk for that matter too) in terms of health and ethics, a large number of companies such as Koko Dairy Free have been investing in plant-based alternatives to dairy, and in particular coconut-based options which are full of goodness for our bodies in sharp contrast. All these alternatives do just as well (if not better) in your traditional breakfast recipes and are free of many of the nasties listed above.
Take a look at Koko Dairy Free’s much-loved coconut milk products. They come in 3 different flavours – original, strawberry and chocolate. The original version also comes as both unfortified and fortified with calcium and vitamins – music to the ears of those watching their daily intake of these nutrients fastidiously. The other 2 flavours are slightly sweetened for the sweet tooth. All Koko Dairy Free’s coconut milks are fantastic in breakfast cereals and blended smoothies amongst a host of possibilities.
Coconut oil has been proven to be stable under the sort of heat used in cooking and therefore its fats are very easy for our bodies to digest and absorb. Koko Dairy Free’s Virgin oil also has a rich coconut taste with a clear consistency, and is thus excellent in your stir-fries, curry recipes as well as bakeries.
Koko Dairy Free’s Vegetable Fat Spread has a smooth velvety texture as well as a fine sumptuous coconutty taste. It’s a fantastic substitute for butter and margarine.
In the meantime, you can find most of Koko Dairy Free’s products in major supermarkets as well as independent health stores nowadays.
Visit their website www.kokodairyfree.com for more information.
Make sure to visit the Koko Dairy Free stalls at VegfestUK London (Oct 10th 11th) and Vegfest Scotland (Dec 5th 6th) – they’ll be doing one-off special discounts on some of their products as well as giving out lots of free samples for you to try too.
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from Vegfest UK