Bedtime coconut drink

Some people find that having something warm in their stomach before bed can help to promote sleep. Try this bedtime coconut drink to keep your dreams sweet.

Some people find that having something warm in their stomach before bed can help to promote sleep. Try this bedtime coconut drink to keep your dreams sweet.

Ingredients (serves 1)
1 cup rice milk
1/3 cup flaked coconut
1 teaspoon caster sugar
pinch ground nutmeg

Method
Put milk, coconut and sugar in a small saucepan on the stove. Heat on low until the mixture nearly boils. Allow to stand for a few minutes, then strain through a sieve into your mug, pressing the coconut with the back of a spoon. Discard coconut and top milk with nutmeg. Sleep tight!





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    Ageing but not Old
    11th Apr 2014
    11:45am
    What would be the difference if you used (at least part) coconut milk instead of the flaked coconut, since you're straining it out anyway?
    KSS
    11th Apr 2014
    12:16pm
    More fat and calories? Stronger flavour?
    musicveg
    11th Apr 2014
    2:31pm
    Coconut is good fat,and you can replace sugar with stevia drops to sweeten. Can try blending fresh coconut (the water and meat) too.
    kenlow
    11th Apr 2014
    3:32pm
    Warm milk of any kind is a good sleep inducer and this one also sounds nutritious,so it is win win.
    Ageing but not Old
    11th Apr 2014
    6:20pm
    You can get 'lite' coconut milk, and yes, I thought I'd use Stevia in any instance. Might try it both ways and see. Looked this up on a medical website- have your warm milk, but:
    The trick is to eat foods high in carbohydrates because the insulin released will make it easier for tryptophan (in milk) to nudge itself into the brain. And for this very reason I recommend combining an ample dose of carbohydrate together with a small amount of protein (which contains the amino acid tryptophan) as the ideal bedtime snack. This can also encourage your brain to produce serotonin, which is known as the “calming hormone.”
    buby
    12th Apr 2014
    5:06pm
    YES i would give rice milk the flick, and drink the coconut with cardamon, and cinnamon with a touch of nutmeg, and chocolate, with some stevia or touch of sugar.mmm be lovely:)


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