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Hello!

 

New to Whole30 (on my 2nd day) but have been on and off Paleo/Primal for the last few years. One of my favorite drinks, especially in my iced coffee, is Good Karma's Unsweetened Flax Milk .

 

I've a few pretty strong negatives on Flax here (I was a big fan of Flax Oil too, but now I'm all about the Coconut) so was wondering if this product is even compliant. I don't use much, but it does provide a nice dose of Omega 3's along with it's creamy goodness.

 

This is the ingredient list, they've just recently stopped using carrageenan.

 

Filtered water, cold-pressed flax oil, tapioca starch, tricalcium phosphate, sunflower lecithin, natural flavors, sea salt, gellan gum, xanthan gum, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin B12.

I'm going to try the canned coconut milk in my coffee next, and I'm thinking about buying a nut sack to make my own almond milk, but in the meantime this is really easy and convenient.

 

Any thoughts? Anyone else try this?

 

Thanks!

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While the ingredients are compliant, we would prefer that you seek out something with fewer additives. Flax is a seed and best limited.

 

Native Forest coconut milk is my go-to. If you pour a little in your coffee, then blend it, you'll get better results than just stirring it in.

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Hello!

 

New to Whole30 (on my 2nd day) but have been on and off Paleo/Primal for the last few years. One of my favorite drinks, especially in my iced coffee, is Good Karma's Unsweetened Flax Milk .

 

I've a few pretty strong negatives on Flax here (I was a big fan of Flax Oil too, but now I'm all about the Coconut) so was wondering if this product is even compliant. I don't use much, but it does provide a nice dose of Omega 3's along with it's creamy goodness.

 

This is the ingredient list, they've just recently stopped using carrageenan.

 

Filtered water, cold-pressed flax oil, tapioca starch, tricalcium phosphate, sunflower lecithin, natural flavors, sea salt, gellan gum, xanthan gum, vitamin A palmitate, vitamin D2, vitamin B12.

I'm going to try the canned coconut milk in my coffee next, and I'm thinking about buying a nut sack to make my own almond milk, but in the meantime this is really easy and convenient.

 

Any thoughts? Anyone else try this?

 

Thanks!

Good grief, that's a lot of ingredients. To me that's a "product" not a food. One of the biggest benefits of the Whole30 for me was eating unprocessed foods and remembering how delicious they are and experiencing how good they make me feel.

It's only 30 days. Could you drink your coffee black? :-)

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I'm guessing most of the ingredients are there to help thicken the milk, and make it more palitable for people drinking a full glass. I was only using a couple tablespoons as a creamer for my coffee.

 

I just switched to Trader Joe's Coconut Cream, and whipped it up with some cocoa powder. Comes out like a cocoa cool whip, and blends and thickens fantastically in my coffee. I read some posts here that take issue with the cellulose they use to thicken it, but boy is it good.

 

I've made coconut butter before, and I have some unsweetened coconut flakes I need to use up. I'll probably make my own next and try to avoid the store bought products altogether.

 

All that said, I'm on my 5th day and feeling great! Fat Tuesday might need to be a "work at home" day for me though... they're doing a HUGE lunch spread at work and mentally I'll just feel deprived. First year I'm missing Paczki Day! There's just no way to make a Whole30 compliant paczki that isn't a full-blown "orgy with your pants on"... :)

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I am helping someone meal plan for this and their kids are entirely allergic to nuts (as well as dairy, eggs and gluten). Is flaxseed milk an acceptable alternative?

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7 minutes ago, Divachef said:

I am helping someone meal plan for this and their kids are entirely allergic to nuts (as well as dairy, eggs and gluten). Is flaxseed milk an acceptable alternative?

It is. Keep in mind that it's not really meant as something to drink by the glass, it's more an ingredient in cooking or in place of creamer in coffee.

They might also do okay with coconut milk, as coconuts aren't really nuts, unless they also have a coconut allergy.

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2 minutes ago, ShannonM816 said:

It is. Keep in mind that it's not really meant as something to drink by the glass, it's more an ingredient in cooking or in place of creamer in coffee.

They might also do okay with coconut milk, as coconuts aren't really nuts, unless they also have a coconut allergy.

Okay, I will ask! Thank you!

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So glad I checked here. I'm dragging my FA son (dairy, peanuts, tree nuts) along for a Partial30--mine's a Whole30. I like serving Chamomile tea as a bedtime snack, but he didn't like the flavor without his flax milk. He can tolerate full-fat coconut milk in moderation, and he enjoyed the taste. 

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I'm so glad I came across this!  I'm very sensitive to coconut and tree nuts, so knowing I can add a little flax milk to my coffee is great! My first whole 30 was very challenging because a lot of the recipes I've found call for coconut in some form or another.  I did try some "ranch" with the coconut and about an hour later got pretty sick. I've found most of the stuff I just do without and it's fine, but it'll be so nice to have a little something in my coffee, though I'm not adverse to drinking it black!

Thanks everyone for all your input!

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