I need advice with earth milk as well. Since I understand how important greens are but am not a salad fan, I've been mixing up Dr. Oz's green drinks ( tweaked a little by adding spiralina, cultured salsa and a T. Of plain gelatin and usually subbing other greens for the spinach). I was very excited to try the earth milk as an alternative because I was getting tired of the same thing every day. I mixed up a batch of earth milk this morning (fuel pull style) and drank about half (some before my S breakfast, some after-- goes down so easily!) and began to experience coffee jitters like crazy! I was working on making my menu for the week an could barely write. I finally went for a good hike in the snowy woods to burn off some of the nervous energy. I can't figure out what did it. I'm not a coffee drinker but didnt think there was enough caffeine in the tea to do that. Besides, I used the same kind of green tea I make iced tea with and have never had the jitters from it. Anyone have any ideas?
The greens you want to use for Earth Milk are the soft ones. Nothing hard or tough like cabbage, kale, chard, collard greens, etc. Those are best cooked. Spinach is OK - it's usually best cooked, but some raw is fine too. I buy a Spring Mix container from Costco that works well, or sometimes I use a mixture of lettuces. Herbs like cilantro and parsley are also fine to use. They're the cheapest, but also the strongest tasting. =)
To sub for the tea? Water would be best. Coconut water is not so good for weight issues, due to the liquid carbs it contains. Water or an herb tea would be great. Is there a reason you don't want the tea in it? It adds a lot of antioxidants as well as a mild yet pleasant flavor.
Valleyp - I've never been a huge salad fan either, although I'm trying to like them. =) I usually prefer to drink my greens. I LOVE this Earth Milk for that. Half the batch of Earth Milk is quite a bit. I usually make mine last about a week, drinking smaller sized glasses here and there. I don't really know if it's actually a problem to drink that much at one time, although I know that green juice is best drunk in very small quantities, because it is super strong. It is different than chewing that many greens. Much more broken down. It's possible that this has something to do with the jittery feeling. I doubt that it was caffeine from the tea.
Thank you so much Emilly for answering. I was hoping that the Spring Mix from Costco would work. I do not want the tea because of the caffine. I am pregnant and consume no caffine, except on occasion small pieces of dark chocolate. I tend to be pretty over the top when pregnant, especially the fist trimester. I've had several miscarriages and am high risk, so I tend to be extreem as I don't want to be thinking if I did something to cause it. Its all mental, I know. I am almost 15 wks, so I will drink certain kinds of herbal tea on occasion now. I am looking forward to switching my carrot & celery juice to Earth Milk, thanks again.
Bryony: Basically all recipes Steffanie. I have so many I would like use. Are almond flour and oat flour and/or oat fiber interchangeable with coconut flour?
Dec 19, 2014 16:01:07 GMT -5
steffanie3: Not really, coconut flour is quite different as it absorbs lots of liquid and works best with plenty of eggs. I tend to like it mixed with other flours.
Dec 20, 2014 2:15:49 GMT -5
kristaflrealtor: Can I drink coffee with unsweetened almond milk at any time of the day, or just with meals? I am confused.
Jan 4, 2015 11:13:00 GMT -5
steffanie3: A splash of unsweetened almond milk in your coffee should be ok as a sipper
Jan 5, 2015 19:19:30 GMT -5
trishylalala: I'm super new and have been trying to follow the plan since Monday 1/5/2015. I have read alot of the book, but I wanted to start so I jumped in! I have the THM sweet mix but I tried MM receipe and I can't get it sweet with out being bitter? ideas?
Jan 9, 2015 1:22:39 GMT -5
lizs: Hi I am trying to figure out how i can still use my favourit protein shake (vega sport), it has 4,5g carbs, i usually drink it with coconut milk and seeds and berries so i thought it would be an S meal but then realized coconut milk has 6g carbs as well:-(
Jan 9, 2015 18:47:36 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome ladies Sometimes ladies miss the shoutbox and but still see the posts above (just a hint ). trishylalala sometimes that can be tricky, have you tried the range in the book yet?
Jan 10, 2015 12:05:20 GMT -5
steffanie3: lizs if you can post above the ingredients in a thread I can see if it can work. There is great info in the Pearl and Serene chats area about why they recommend a whey isolate that would be good to read
Jan 10, 2015 12:07:09 GMT -5
steffanie3: A super handy feature for finding things in the forums is within an area there is a search on the upper right and if you just start typing what you are looking forward (protein) all the posts with it in the title will automatically start coming up
Jan 10, 2015 12:08:15 GMT -5
lpayne: Would Van's blueberry waffles be a E selection? [br]What plan do Roma tomatoes fall in?
Jan 13, 2015 15:18:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: What are the Van's blueberry waffle ingredients?
Jan 13, 2015 21:50:14 GMT -5
steffanie3: Roma tomatoes are FP in moderation Be a bit more cautious in S and FP enjoy freely in E.
Jan 13, 2015 21:50:59 GMT -5
lpayne: The nutritional content is 2 waffles- Fat 6 grams, carbs 35 grams, 1g fiber, sugar 3 g, protein 2 g. I ate one waffles and 3 eggwhites cooked in coconut oil. Would that work for E breakfast?
Jan 14, 2015 11:02:48 GMT -5
steffanie3: Sorry lpayne, the ingredients are not on plan with the rice flour, potato starch, sugar. Have you tried the book pancakes? I think they are great
Jan 15, 2015 20:39:38 GMT -5
jostenger: Why do we peel the lemons in the Singing Canary?
Jan 18, 2015 15:20:04 GMT -5
steffanie3: You don't have to, in my experience it is way too much oil out of the peel for the drink for my tastes Might depend on the lemons as well, some might tend to be more bitter than others. I do zest most of mind to use the zest in other things.
Jan 19, 2015 2:35:24 GMT -5
krisnj: Good Morning! I am a beginner with THM. For breakfast today, I made the zucchini fritter with 1 tsp. coconut oil and had 1/2 c. of RF cottage cheese. Does that qualify as an S breakfast?
Jan 23, 2015 8:29:44 GMT -5
krisnj: New to forums! I probably should have posted my question above on a message board
Jan 23, 2015 8:35:28 GMT -5
steffanie3: The Zucchini are S with whole egg, so yes Welcome
Jan 24, 2015 12:20:59 GMT -5