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Coffee and what substitute for milk ?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 02, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Hey any suggestions as I am new to Paleo, I love my tea and coffee with milk. I use coconut milk but find it thin? Any suggestions would be so appreciated!

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on September 03, 2012
at 04:55 PM

I understand it works that way for a lot of people, that caffeine will act as an appetite suppressant. For that matter it suppresses my appetite as well - for several hours. Then it seems to potentate the cravings for carbs and sweets to a compulsive level. The only thing that keeps my cravings under control is eliminating sugar, grains and caffeine. Your mileage may (and probably will) vary.

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on September 03, 2012
at 11:05 AM

Ditto, Joseph. Coffee with fat keeps me full and I have zero carb cravings.

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on September 03, 2012
at 04:02 AM

I go for the cream as well.

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on September 03, 2012
at 04:02 AM

I've found the opposite effect: used to have carb cravings until I started drinking coffee as a mid-day snack. I find it suppresses my appetite entirely until about dinner time.

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on September 03, 2012
at 02:20 AM

and it's naturally sweet, IMO, so I don't have to add any sweetener to it. My SO prefers to add stevia to his, but to each his or her own. :)

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on September 02, 2012
at 11:33 PM

Make sure you read the ingredient lists if you don't make your own. Many brands have skeevy ingredients.

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on September 02, 2012
at 11:33 PM

And it tastes yummy and is filling!!!

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on September 02, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Yeah, cream > milk when it comes to any thing!

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on September 02, 2012
at 09:54 PM

I do this, along with a little coconut oil as well. Just think of it as really, really heavy cream :)

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

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on September 02, 2012
at 09:00 PM

Unsalted Kerrygold.

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on September 02, 2012
at 09:54 PM

I do this, along with a little coconut oil as well. Just think of it as really, really heavy cream :)

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on September 02, 2012
at 11:33 PM

And it tastes yummy and is filling!!!

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on September 02, 2012
at 09:43 PM

I use almond milk ..(:

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 02, 2012
at 11:33 PM

Make sure you read the ingredient lists if you don't make your own. Many brands have skeevy ingredients.

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on September 02, 2012
at 08:43 PM

Heavy cream, yum! Or I confess I just use half and half, don't like the extreme thickness and calorie load of heavy cream except as an occasional treat.

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on September 03, 2012
at 04:02 AM

I go for the cream as well.

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on September 02, 2012
at 08:42 PM

coconut cream. :) yum! I used the canned kind (some thai brand) and thin it down a bit. have it in a container in my fridge.

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on September 02, 2012
at 10:12 PM

Yeah, cream > milk when it comes to any thing!

F0a9dea438e7943fa05da318773e785e

on September 03, 2012
at 02:20 AM

and it's naturally sweet, IMO, so I don't have to add any sweetener to it. My SO prefers to add stevia to his, but to each his or her own. :)

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on June 02, 2013
at 11:45 PM

Doesn't coconut milk just turn into an oil slick when it gets hot in the coffee?

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on April 19, 2013
at 02:19 AM

I make my own almond milk to have with my coffee. Been lactose free a year now and never been better.

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on November 27, 2012
at 06:54 PM

I take coffee with my coffee. Get something a little nicer and you'll like it black.

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on November 27, 2012
at 06:50 PM

Almond milk or cream. But if u use organo gold you dont need it. http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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on September 05, 2012
at 06:59 PM

I found both almond milk and coconut milk too thin on their own. I found a recipe for "primal cream" (not original to me) which is one small egg blended in a can's worth of coconut milk. I think the protein in the egg helps give it some body and that mouthfeel I like from dairy cream. You can add some vanilla for flavoring if you wish.

I use it along with some coconut oil, and froth everything for a nice texture with my $3 Ikea battery operated frother. Yummy!

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on September 02, 2012
at 11:11 PM

Lots of almond milk (a little is too thin). When I have time, I blend ghee in my coffee (in Magic Bullet) which is better. My favourite, though, is 18% dairy cream, but I found it too binding.

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on September 02, 2012
at 10:27 PM

i use coconut milk now.. but when i can be bothered i make my own almond milk.. if you blitz it and make a coffee straight away you get loads of froth and it's just like cappuchino :) a very odd occasional luxury for me :)

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on September 02, 2012
at 10:21 PM

When I was doing coffee I used almond milk a fair amount, I found it more flavorful than coconut milk.

I stopped the coffee because I found my carb cravings wouldn't stop unless I wasn't drinking it - my understanding is that the caffeine forces the liver to give up its glycogen stores by converting them quickly to glucose. For me this made enough of an insulin spike that I would be crazy for carbs a few hours later.

Since I gave up coffee/caffeine the compulsive level carb cravings are gone. Had to go thru days of painful withdrawal though! That alone keeps me from being eager to go back, even if I miss it sometimes.

61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

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on September 03, 2012
at 11:05 AM

Ditto, Joseph. Coffee with fat keeps me full and I have zero carb cravings.

Cfe88f41d0f90c6355a58eddbe78c9f8

(868)

on September 03, 2012
at 04:02 AM

I've found the opposite effect: used to have carb cravings until I started drinking coffee as a mid-day snack. I find it suppresses my appetite entirely until about dinner time.

886860d450138ddbe8d462880d16d90e

(90)

on September 03, 2012
at 04:55 PM

I understand it works that way for a lot of people, that caffeine will act as an appetite suppressant. For that matter it suppresses my appetite as well - for several hours. Then it seems to potentate the cravings for carbs and sweets to a compulsive level. The only thing that keeps my cravings under control is eliminating sugar, grains and caffeine. Your mileage may (and probably will) vary.

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on September 02, 2012
at 08:44 PM

You could blend your coffee with a little coconut oil (mixes it so you don't get an "oil slick") or buy the real coconut milk in a can (full fat and not thin at all). Ghee (clarified butter) is technically "dairy" but the compounds that are considered to be potentially problematic (casein and lactose) are almost completely eliminated. It would be the same procedure as the coconut oil; toss a chunk of grass fed ghee into your coffee and blend it up to emulsify.

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on September 02, 2012
at 10:44 PM

if you happen to like the taste, hemp milk.

but don't buy it, make your own :)

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