Coconut Aminos: Clean, Healthy & Delicious Alternative to Soy Sauces & Marinades

If you enjoy soy sauce, tempura sauce, teriyaki sauce or other marinades inspired by Asian cuisine, this blog is a must-read for you!

Though these sauces appear to be light and we typically eat them in small amounts that may seem to be harmless (like drizzling them on sushi), the truth is most of them are heavy with toxic ingredients.

For example, below is the list of ingredients in a typical bottle of tempura sauce. In addition to this chemical poo storm of ingredients, there are hundreds of milligrams (mg) of sodium in a single teaspoon serving:

Tempura Sauce Ingredients: Soy sauce (water, wheat, soybeans, salt), sugar, water, salt, vinegar, bonito extract (fish), natural flavor, mono-sodium glutamate, caramel color, disodium inosinate, disodium guanylate, succinic acid, sodium benzonate.

I just threw up in my mouth a little!

But that’s not all…most soy-based commercial products have been genetically modified (meaning they are “GMO”). Unless the bottle or package has a certification stating the product has not been genetically modified, you can assume it has been.



I love the flavor of soy sauce, tempura sauce and other Asian-inspired marinades and was devastated at the thought of having to eliminate them from my diet altogether. Then I made one of my favorite clean-eating discoveries of all time…coconut aminos!

These coconut aminos have just two ingredients that are beautifully supplied by nature:

  1. Organic coconut tree sap.
  2. Sun-dried sea salt.

And they only have 90 milligrams (mg) of sodium vs. the hundreds of milligrams found in soy-based sauces. SCORE!

But wait, there’s more…these coconut aminos also have health benefits!



When a coconut tree is tapped, it produces a highly nutrient-rich “sap” that comes out of the coconut blossoms. This sap is an abundant source of vitamins, minerals and 17 amino acids.

Plus, coconut aminos have a nearly neutral pH meaning they won’t cause acidity in the body. And they are very low glycemic, making them a much safer option for people with health issues related to blood sugar like diabetes.


You can use coconut aminos just like you would use soy sauce, tempura sauce, teriyaki sauce or other marinades. They work perfectly for dipping sushi, making salad dressings and stirfry.

Below is one of my favorite dishes to flavor with coconut aminos. It’s a half cup of cooked quinoa mixed with half an avocado.

I sprinkle it with organic garlic powder and then drizzle 1-2 teaspoons of coconut aminos on top. It’s so delicious, super healthy and takes about 2 minutes to throw together!


If you’re using the Portion Fix System that I personally use and highly recommend to help you eat a clean, portion-controlled diet with a healthy balance of carbs, protein and healthy fat, here’s how this dish breaks down:

  • 1/2 Cup of Quinoa = 1 Carb Serving (yellow container)
  • 1/2 Avocado = 1 Healthy Fat Serving (blue container)
  • 1-2 teaspoons of coconut aminos = FREE FOOD!



If you can’t find coconut aminos in a store near you or want to get them at a discounted price, you can score them for 35% less then the typical retail price from Thrive Market – click here to check it out!

Or, you can buy them here on amazon.

Cheers to enjoying a delicious condiment in healthful way!

With love and gratitude,


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