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.
aldaczka: i have on this for about 4 weeks, and only down a pound, i must not be doing something right. I do feel good and my clothes are not as tight. basically to eat 3 meals and 2 snack a day.
Nov 22, 2013 16:21:06 GMT -5
aldaczka: sorry i hit return and it post it. i eat oatmeal in the morning w/berries= E. snack 10 almonds. lunch- a pc of salmon, green beans and some eggplant. dinner-chicken or salmon broiled salad w/olive oil and snack i had a cake in a mug. Im not hungry. help
Nov 22, 2013 16:26:41 GMT -5
shariannamarie: Hi! Does anyone know why the book says not to eat oatmeal, sprouted breads right away when starting? When can I start to include these?? Thank you!
Nov 23, 2013 7:46:02 GMT -5
JennyMomof8: Thank you, joyfulmomof6, I do have almond milk in smoothies quite a bit but not everyday. Do you drink it straight up? I haven't tried it but I do know it has lots of calcium.
Nov 23, 2013 10:43:54 GMT -5
varneygang6: Does anyone have any input on the regular use of stevia?? I have just heard some controversial things about it and was wondering..especially the thoughts on it affecting your fertility..sure don't want that to happen..I have struggles in that area anyway!
Nov 23, 2013 10:59:16 GMT -5
smithfarm: I'm also new to this forum thing. I guess I can ask a question in the Shoutbox. Why is soy milk frowned upon? We have been drinking it for years. Hope I can figure out how to view any answers I get.
Nov 24, 2013 11:00:07 GMT -5
isymad: Anyone finding that coffee is losing its punch once you start THM?
Nov 24, 2013 19:59:13 GMT -5
steffanie3: smithfarm, the book explains a bit about soy and why they don't use it, not sure on the pages at the moment.
Nov 25, 2013 0:59:12 GMT -5
adelinesdream: I am a bit confused as to the portions and not sure if I'm doing things correctly can someone please connect with me, is there a THM chat room somewhere?
Nov 25, 2013 12:04:12 GMT -5
steffanie3: adelinesdream, if you start a thread and list a few days menu I would be happy to help
Nov 25, 2013 21:17:48 GMT -5
Lora Lee: Adelinesdream: head over to the Facebook page. It is chatty! Lots of sub groups for special needs/situations too.
Nov 26, 2013 9:55:36 GMT -5
thmfan: YouTubed "glucomannon" recipes and found the THMs. Found myself smiling as I watched how to make a gluc'd pudding. Got myself to their page and bought the kindle version of their book. And here I am.
Dec 1, 2013 16:35:12 GMT -5
steffanie3: Welcome thmfan
Dec 1, 2013 18:03:12 GMT -5
qberrymom05: I'm on my kindle & it wont let me create a thread,sorry. I just started THM today. I love it. But there is 1 hiccup for me. I need sugar in my coffee.if I drink 1 cup in the morning by itself then did the plan The rest of the day will this sabotage me?
Dec 2, 2013 0:26:40 GMT -5
Blessed Beyond Measure: Cyber Monday sale!! Hard copy of the book $28, e-book $15.95 www.trimhealthymama.com
Dec 2, 2013 9:47:53 GMT -5
steffanie3: New Serene recipe up http://trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/thread/2248/guilt-cranberry-pie-serene-pearl
Dec 3, 2013 21:52:35 GMT -5
abigailjones2: I'm making THM favors for a party and NEED a recipe for some hard candy -or SOMETHING small and sweet- that won't melt! Thanks in advance!!
Dec 4, 2013 0:17:37 GMT -5
steffanie3: Hmmm, meringues came to mind or little cookies, not sure if that would be the same.
Dec 5, 2013 1:22:37 GMT -5
bonny: If you shop Kroger, Virgil's Zero Root Beer is buy one get one free this week….here comes out to $.50/bottle.
Dec 6, 2013 11:14:59 GMT -5
steffanie3: Wish we had Kroger
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