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.
steffanie3: Everyone please join in on Menu Monday and post a days menu it can be a fun way to share new ideas and inspire other mamas and get inspiration for yourself http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/3130/menu-monday-october-27th
Oct 27, 2014 15:51:38 GMT -5
Bryony: New to this posting thing, hope I am doing it right! Been on plan about 2 mo, lost 17 pounds. Still wearing same size clothes but more comfortably. Which is all good. Question though - has anyone else had problems with loose stools?
Oct 28, 2014 9:16:54 GMT -5
steffanie3: Hi Bryony As your body adjust to coconut oil, mct oil, or xylitol loose stools can happen. If you have added those or more of those recently you might need to cut back a little and work up Congrats on the 17 pounds, that is great
Oct 28, 2014 11:35:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: A great place to start here is introducing yourselves here http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/threads/recent/14
Oct 28, 2014 11:37:34 GMT -5
Bryony: Thanks steffanie3! I hadn't considered the coconut oil.
Oct 28, 2014 21:29:52 GMT -5
rboersma7: I lost my last post. Mother of 7, grandma of 2, married 30 years, 50 years old. I would like to be healthy first and lost weight second. I have muscle stiffness and need to lose 35 pounds. Just bought the book for both my daughter and myself.
Oct 30, 2014 13:48:56 GMT -5
ber: Hello I am a 28 year old mother of a one year old boy! I really want to eat and cook healthy food for both me and my son. I would also like to lose the baby weight! I purchased the book for myself and and my sister!!
Oct 30, 2014 15:47:13 GMT -5
ber: i have a question about this recipe: 1 can chicken,1/4 red onion,2 celery sticks,1/4 cup real mayo,1/2 cup unsalted natural almonds1/2 tsp smoked Paprika. Will this chicken salad still be on plan if I added 1 packet stevia and 1 Tbs red wine??
Oct 30, 2014 16:00:53 GMT -5
ber: I am a sweet chicken salad lover and wanted to make sure I didn't go off plan by adding things to the recipe!
Oct 30, 2014 16:01:45 GMT -5
dee1961: Hi! I am a soon to be 53 year old (Monday 11/3), married mom of 2. I just recently started gaining weight...Menopause?? I just bought the book and can honestly say, I haven't made it all the way throught it yet, but have started S and E meals
Oct 30, 2014 17:08:51 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome ladies
Nov 1, 2014 13:47:49 GMT -5
steffanie3: Sounds just great ber.
Nov 1, 2014 13:48:12 GMT -5
sophia: My mom, older sister, my moms friend, and I are doing the fuel cycle this week.... Please shoot out your favorite recipes to use for this!! We need ideas!!
Nov 3, 2014 10:16:27 GMT -5
steffanie3: Broth based soups are great for this time of year and a FC I did a modified "cabbage soup diet" soup with some boneless skinless chicken for protein, I just searched for an online recipe and left out some things if I remember right, I love cabbage
Nov 10, 2014 10:42:30 GMT -5
grammalynda: if there isn't a reply button on a thread (too old maybe?) should I start a new thread for that subject?
Nov 18, 2014 22:06:22 GMT -5
steffanie3: Hmm, on the upper right as long as you are logged in there should be a reply button, but you sure can start a new thread if you want
Nov 19, 2014 19:52:11 GMT -5
grammalynda: I figured it out-when you do a search it takes you to the conversation-there is not a reply button-but the name of the thread is listed above the date and if you click that it takes you to the thread and the reply button. thanks stefanie3 and rebekahrl
Nov 20, 2014 22:49:02 GMT -5