I came across this new product at the ACME the other day... Almond Breeze has come out with a new product that is Almond and Coconut Milks combined into one! I am iffy on recommending straight up coconut milk because the research is still inconclusive as to whether the saturated fat in coconut is actually good for you, or if it is as bad as other saturated fats (which have shown to increase blood cholesterol levels). The American Heart Association still recommends limiting your saturated fat to <10% of your total calories, no matter if it is from coconut milk or lard.
The new Almond Breeze Almond Coconut Milk has the same amount of calories and fat as original almond milk (60 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated from the coconut)), but definitely has a strong coconut flavor. Because it is so creamy and luscious like almond and coconut milks are on their own, I have found that this is a great substitute in coffee for the flavored coffee creamers. As you can see from the nutrition label below, this new milk is very low in calories, low in sugar, and extremely high in calcium, vitamin D, and Vitamin E - which most people don't get enough of through diet since the best source is in almonds. Using Almond Coconut Milk in your coffee is a substantially healthier choice than half and half or a flavored creamer. This drink also is exceptional in smoothies (try mixing with mangoes and banana for a tropical shake). So go buy some and let me know what you think!
Source of pictures and nutrition information: Almond Breeze Website- http://www.almondbreeze.com/?navid=530