Jack william reacted to LindsayO in Suggestions for Coffee Substitute?
As much as I love coffee, it no longer agrees with me I have severe gut issues and coffee affects my gut and produces brain fog/bloating. I have leaky gut and bottom line is that drinking coffee is very unpredictable, sometimes it's fine but many times lately it just makes me sick.
The problem is, that tea just doesn't do it for me! I've tried every tea, and the only tea that I somewhat like is green tea. But it doesn't give me the energy kick like coffee does, and it just doesn't compare to that good coffee feeling you get in the morning! I'm going to try and add MCT Oil to my green tea to see if that helps give me the energy kick I usually get with coffee.
I'm also thinking about drinking bone broth in the morning as I know it will probably do wonders for my gut. But it's not as good as coffee....
Has anybody quit coffee and what did you use a substitute? Back when I tolerated coffee, it was a great part of my morning routine and felt so good. Yet I don't seem to have that experience with any other beverage...
Jack william reacted to ShannonM816 in Suggestions for Coffee Substitute?
Have you tried the cacao based beverages like choffy or crio bru? I don't have them real often, but they're a nice change. Don't expect it to taste like hot chocolate, it's not sweetened, it's just brewed cocoa beans, but it's not bad.
There was a discussion here on the forum recently about the mushroom based drinks, I don't remember if anyone ever went back and posted an actual review of them or if it was just people asking if anyone had tried them.
You might also consider quitting all caffeine at some point and seeing how that affects things. It can be pretty miserable at first, but after a couple of weeks you may be surprised to find that you don't need the morning jolt of coffee anymore.
Jack william reacted to Jihanna in Suggestions for Coffee Substitute?
I'd second the Crio Bru type drinks. I bought myself a sampler pack for Mother's Day, and I've been really enjoying them. I usually add some into my morning coffee so I get a chocolate-y undertone to the coffee itself, but I've also tried a couple of them brewed alone... mixed with just a bit of almond milk, it's quite a nice departure from my usual morning drinks. I sometimes add a dash of cinnamon with mine, also.
Jack william reacted to ShannonM816 in How do you drink your coffee on whole30?
I use canned coconut milk, the full fat variety. I probably use 2-3 oz in a large cup of coffee.
If I want something fancier, I will blend coffee, the coconut milk, and a bit of coconut oil, sometimes with cinnamon or even with garam masala which is a spice blend with cinnamon and nutmeg and other stuff in it. (If you do this in a regular blender, take the center piece out of the lid and hold a folded towel over the opening so the steam doesn't make the lid pop off. Or just use your immersion/stick blender if you have one.) Blending helps keep the oil emulsified, otherwise you get a pool of oil on top of your coffee. And the oil helps the whole thing feel thicker, closer to the half & half I really prefer.
Jack william reacted to wag_2013 in Valentines Day Breakfast Menu Suggestions
We wont have much time (about 30 minutes to eat before our kid wakes up) but i want to do something special for my guy. I'm thinking...
- bacon baked into heart shapes
- coconut milk lattes (just coffee and coconut milk)
- over medium eggs also in heart shape (hopefully!)
- oven roasted sweet potatoes in (you guessed it!) heart shape with cinnamon and ghee
Planning to make the potatoes and bacon the night before and focus on the eggs and lattes the morning of. I want to add in some strawberries with a balsamic reduction, but not sure if that is too SWYPO.
Jack william reacted to AmandaFawn in Best salad dressing!
Now, I never follow recipes when cooking (baking is another matter). I'm a, a little of this, a little of that type girl. That being said I will read a bunch of recipes and take ideas from each one and do what I want.
This recipe https://iheartumami.com/thai-grilled-beef-salad/
was my inspiration for this weeks lunches. I did my own thing with the steak, just s&p with ghee cooked rare so when I heated it up I wouldn't over cook it. For the salad I did some romaine, broccoli slaw, green onion, while onion, banana shallots, watermelon radishes, daikon radishes, mint, cucumber, and orange bell peppers. I honestly thought it was going to be too much spiciness. But I was never so happy to be wrong!
Now the remarkable part of this is the dressing! I used her recipe as a guide, I pulverized 4 deseeded chili peppers (I don't remember what kind, whatever they had at whole foods that day, serrano's?), and a whole head of garlic in my food processor. I then added a whole bottle of coconut aminos and the neck of my bottle of red boat fish sauce, 4 tablespoons? I just know there was probably half an inch of the fish sauce visible over the label and it was the smaller bottle. I mixed it and squeezed in 2 limes.
I then put it in my pan I cooked the steak in, I did this right after I pulled the steak so it was still wicked hot and it deglazed the pan getting up all the good bits of the steak. At this point I tasted and added a splash of rice wine vinegar for some acid. Once it had incorporated and simmered for just over a minute I took it off and poured it into my aminos bottle and a few smaller containers for traveling. At this point I squeezed a little lime juice in each container, a whole one in the bottle.
I'll tell you what. I would use this dressing every day. I think I also sprinkled in some chili pepper flakes while it simmered if I remember properly.
Moral of the story, check out this recipe and do what you want with it, just taste as you go and you cannot go wrong. Be confident yet cautious in the adding of more fish sauce or aminos as you go.
Sprinkle, stir, taste.