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*Chocolate coconut milk* or *Chocolate heavy cream*: nice treat or coco loco?

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Created February 02, 2011 at 2:37 AM

If you want to reward yourself for a hard day of sitting at a computer, what's your take on downing a cool glass of chocolate coconut milk or chocolate heavy cream?

I know that some people can't consume that much coconut or cream without tummy problems. And if you are watching your weight, this may not be the best idea (understatement!). But mixing in some raw cocoa powder into coconut milk nudges my sweet tooth at the same time as making me feel badass.

Not that this is by no means a regular thing. I want to keep my BMI under 50, afterall.

5d6a58590ba76136e8dc50c561c8ada2

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on August 09, 2011
at 04:35 PM

a diet of coconut milk and eggs sounds great for weight loss.

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on July 01, 2011
at 03:41 AM

Hershey's natural unsweetened cocoa powder is A-OK any way you look at it.

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on July 01, 2011
at 03:39 AM

Dutch process (aka Dutched) cocoa has the majority of its nutrient value destroyed rendering it essentially a non-food flavoring instead of an antioxidant rich source of nutrition.

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on March 17, 2011
at 08:05 PM

@ finn...same here bro, I can't tolerate anything below %100 percent, they all taste too sweet for me.

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on March 17, 2011
at 06:35 PM

I also add real coconut pieces (live in Panama) and it's amazing!

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on March 17, 2011
at 06:31 PM

yah 100% is way too bitter for me.

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on February 03, 2011
at 01:39 AM

whenever i have these thoughts i gorge on chicken kabobs and hope the cravings pass.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on February 03, 2011
at 12:49 AM

There's nothing natural about a chocolate coconut drink. Most things provided by nature are difficult to overconsume. I certainly would not take the effort to smash a coconut, gather the meat and liquid, stir em together, go to South America to get cacao beans, dry them, etc....

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on February 03, 2011
at 12:47 AM

That's insane in the membrane.

721c2ae7c48630f3c7578a62773b8276

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on February 02, 2011
at 11:33 PM

Yea, as far as fat loss goes, I don't get away with liquid calories, paleo or not. They just have no effect on my appetite, no matter how many calories I consume.

721c2ae7c48630f3c7578a62773b8276

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on February 02, 2011
at 11:30 PM

I eat bakers chocolate straight... The first time I tried it I thought it was so horribly bitter that it tasted almost sour. Then I woke up the next morning with a strong urge to give it another go. I haven't been able to tolerate anything less than 100% since, it's seriously good.

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on February 02, 2011
at 09:44 PM

I don't think it is detrimental for fat loss in moderation. As with anything, it depends on if you are able to attain your body composition goals. Sometimes, "liquid" fat is less satiating than a hunk of meat. IMO, if your body is functioning in the "optimal hormonal milieu" (i.e. healed from the SAD) than the excess calories are harmless. Alas, I am not there yet. But if/when I ever am, I would drink a can of coconut milk every day!

Aebee51dc2b93b209980a89fa4a70c1e

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on February 02, 2011
at 03:27 PM

Why is coconut milk bad for fat loss? Just wondering.

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on February 02, 2011
at 12:59 PM

Sounds fine. It can't be much worse than drinking a can of coconut milk straight, which I do regularly.

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on February 02, 2011
at 12:50 PM

I shall investigate...

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on February 02, 2011
at 06:50 AM

Cinnamony ice cream...great idea! Later this week I'm going to try mashed banana-chocolate-cinnamon ice cream.

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

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on February 02, 2011
at 06:24 AM

I'll have to try that. Thanks.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on February 02, 2011
at 03:38 AM

Oh yeah, I do that too! But I was looking for a more casual, lower prep alternative and came up with the above.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on February 02, 2011
at 03:05 AM

It's a dangerous game. Put in too much chocolate, and it's too bitter. Put in too little, and it's not chocolatey. Put in the right amount, and the fat plus coconut sugar content (4 grams per cup) balance it out.

Ef9f83cb4e1826261a44c173f733789e

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on February 02, 2011
at 03:00 AM

Unsweetened cocoa powder? I think that would be too bitter for me to down. Does the fat make the unsweetened cocoa palatable?

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on February 02, 2011
at 02:45 AM

Note that this is similar to Richard Nikoley's "liquid fat bomb", but there's no eggs, ice, Splenda, or vanilla. Just fat and chocolate. In liquid form.

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5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

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on February 02, 2011
at 06:23 AM

I do that and add a good lot of cinnamon to the mix. Often, I will put about a half-cup of the mix in a covered container into the freezer and stir it every ten to fifteen minutes until it's ice-creamy. Chocolately, cinnamony ice cream. Mmmm! I've done it with both heavy cream and the non-watered coconut milk.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on February 02, 2011
at 06:50 AM

Cinnamony ice cream...great idea! Later this week I'm going to try mashed banana-chocolate-cinnamon ice cream.

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on March 17, 2011
at 06:35 PM

I also add real coconut pieces (live in Panama) and it's amazing!

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on February 02, 2011
at 03:31 AM

My favorite version of this is whipping heavy cream with a good dose of cocoa powder - no sweeteners. After enough whipping, the cocoa fat content emulsifies with the fat in the cream. A delicious low-carb dessert, basically what you mention, just adding air. :)

5841391284e7af8c495c54bd90d3a795

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on February 02, 2011
at 06:24 AM

I'll have to try that. Thanks.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

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on February 02, 2011
at 03:38 AM

Oh yeah, I do that too! But I was looking for a more casual, lower prep alternative and came up with the above.

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on February 02, 2011
at 03:13 AM

I say go for it! I think treats like that are the best kind! Maybe its not entirely Paleo, but it is so much better than diving into gluten filled cheats.

Enjoy.

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on June 30, 2011
at 08:57 PM

Two Ingredient Chocolate Mousse, Serves 4, recipe by Heston Blumenthal

9.35 ounces bittersweet chocolate (at least 70% cocoa), coarsely chopped, 1 cup water, 4 tbsp sugar- optional*

*Without the sugar, this mousse is VERY intensely chocolately. We personally love it (divine with a dollop of whipped cream), but if you generally prefer a milder chocolate taste, add the sugar.

Place a mixing bowl on top of another slightly larger bowl filled with ice and cold water. The bottom of the top bowl should touch the ice. Set aside.

Put chocolate and water (and sugar if using) in a medium pan over medium heat. Melt chocolate, stirring occasionally.

Once melted, pour the chocolate into the bowl sitting on top of the ice and begin whisking. Whisk constantly until mousse begins to thicken, 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to over whisk as the chocolate can become grainy. (If this happens, just re-melt the chocolate over medium heat and pour back into the mixing bowl)

Divide into four ramekins cups and serve immediately. Or, you can let mousse set up in the fridge for 30 minutes to an hour if you prefer a slightly thicker, chilled mousse.

You can store any left over mousse covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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on June 14, 2011
at 02:35 PM

2oz cream (heavy) 2 oz 70% dark chocolate 1 thin pat butter

heat until just melted (maybe a bubble or two)

add 4-6 pieces of macadamia and 2-3 walnuts and warm until nuts are soft and absorbing the goodness....I heat until it bubbles a bit..

then let it sit until it is drinkable or spoonable...

I add more cream if it is too thick...

enjoy.

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on February 02, 2011
at 03:59 PM

A little DUTCH PROCESS cocoa - not "natural" cocoa - is fine for you and has almost no calories. Try a tiny bit of Splenda in it.

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on July 01, 2011
at 03:39 AM

Dutch process (aka Dutched) cocoa has the majority of its nutrient value destroyed rendering it essentially a non-food flavoring instead of an antioxidant rich source of nutrition.

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on June 14, 2011
at 03:11 PM

I see nothing wrong with unsweetened cocoa powder in heavy cream. Take a look at the nutrition information on a bar of 100% chocolate. Tons of flavor for very little carbs. This summer I've been doing heavy cream, dash of vanilla, and unsweetend cocoa powder in the ice cream maker. It's a little bitter, but it's a great treat.

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on March 17, 2011
at 05:31 PM

I made this last night, and I was WIRED. Big mistake for that time of night!

My usual recipe is one egg, a tsp of vanilla, a small drizzle of honey, a smallish tsp of cocoa powder (I'm using the Nestle tollhouse stuff, is that awful?), and a can of coconut milk (usually Goya brand...it's $1.45 a can).

If I've worked out/lifted weights I'll usually use two eggs and add a banana.

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on July 01, 2011
at 03:41 AM

Hershey's natural unsweetened cocoa powder is A-OK any way you look at it.

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on February 02, 2011
at 03:29 AM

Omg I hope not. Coconut milk is the best, I too can easily down a can with no problem. I am trying to lose weight though, so I only have it on days when I only have access to lean meat in order to get the required fat. I have often wondered if I could just eat five eggs and one can of coconut milk if it would stop weight loss. But since you're not concerned with that drink up, and think of all of the benefits to your skin and hair!

EDIT: since this thread has turned into a recipe question of sorts, my coconut milk recipe is just to add a Tbs or so of homemade vanilla extract to a can of coconut milk to help emulsify the fat chunks into the liquid and then drink like a milk shake.

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on February 02, 2011
at 09:44 PM

I don't think it is detrimental for fat loss in moderation. As with anything, it depends on if you are able to attain your body composition goals. Sometimes, "liquid" fat is less satiating than a hunk of meat. IMO, if your body is functioning in the "optimal hormonal milieu" (i.e. healed from the SAD) than the excess calories are harmless. Alas, I am not there yet. But if/when I ever am, I would drink a can of coconut milk every day!

721c2ae7c48630f3c7578a62773b8276

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on February 02, 2011
at 11:33 PM

Yea, as far as fat loss goes, I don't get away with liquid calories, paleo or not. They just have no effect on my appetite, no matter how many calories I consume.

Aebee51dc2b93b209980a89fa4a70c1e

(1982)

on February 02, 2011
at 03:27 PM

Why is coconut milk bad for fat loss? Just wondering.

21fd060d0796fdb8a4a990441e08eae7

(24543)

on February 03, 2011
at 12:49 AM

There's nothing natural about a chocolate coconut drink. Most things provided by nature are difficult to overconsume. I certainly would not take the effort to smash a coconut, gather the meat and liquid, stir em together, go to South America to get cacao beans, dry them, etc....

5d6a58590ba76136e8dc50c561c8ada2

(450)

on August 09, 2011
at 04:35 PM

a diet of coconut milk and eggs sounds great for weight loss.

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on February 02, 2011
at 03:12 AM

This would certainly be sweet enough for me, but I couldn't have more than a spoonful or two. I say, if you can digest it, get it as long as you are at a comfortable weight and body comp.

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on February 02, 2011
at 03:07 AM

I saw this recipe from a celiac site earlier. It's as close to a paleo dessert as anything I've seen, without intentionally being paleo (just allergen free).

http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/2011/02/lava-cake-gluten-free-grain-free-dairy.html

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