What do you use for coffee lighteners???

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Jo117

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Posted: 16 Mar 2011, 11:40
I have been putting cream in my coffee, but usually have 3 - 4 coffees a day. I really want an alternative to milk or half and half that tastes good and creamy. Any ideas or things you've tried?

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Posted: 16 Mar 2011, 11:42
Heavy whipping cream. You can use that on Atkins!
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Posted: 16 Mar 2011, 11:50
Heavy whipping cream all the way! Laughing
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Posted: 16 Mar 2011, 11:51
And it doesn't take as much to make it taste creamy!
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ranchgirl

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Posted: 16 Mar 2011, 12:18
I use part of my Atkins vanilla shake~ sometimes strawberry
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Posted: 16 Mar 2011, 12:25
Not sure how Atkins friendly it is, but I use unsweetened Almond Milk and it is very creamy Smile
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Posted: 16 Mar 2011, 12:29
Actually Kate, it is very Atkins friendly, the only reason I don't use it is because hubby is allergic to almonds (they cause severe anaphalactic shock), and since he is blind, I am worried he would get hold of it by accident and that could be disastrous. Thanks for the reminder about it, I always forget to mention it. Smile
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Posted: 16 Mar 2011, 20:56
I love my unsweetened almond milk! I've never been one to drink glasses of milk, and I avoid cereal because I'm a low-carber. But the almond milk is a great substitue as creamer and in cooking. It has that milk creaminess and color...magical.
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Posted: 16 Mar 2011, 23:39
I've been trying the almond milk in my coffee lately, not sure if I'm crazy about it yet. Heavy cream is too, well - HEAVY, & the almond milk is too light. Even if I use a lot, like 1/4 c for 2 c of coffee. I have also used sugar free caramel CoffeeMate, which was pretty good & has 2g net carbs per serving, or the liquid French Vanilla version which only has 1g nc per serving.

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Posted: 17 Mar 2011, 00:25
Can someone tell me how much cream I can have a day in owl I love cream in my coffee but I feel like I am cheating.
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Posted: 17 Mar 2011, 00:26
I use whipping cream 33%
Jo117

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Posted: 17 Mar 2011, 11:46
Wow, such great ideas! I tried yesterday to mix the Atkins shake into my coffee and found it too vitaminy, then tried using half cream and half sugar free coconut milk. It wasn't too bad actually. Will try some almond milk in the future. I am really trying not to buy tons of food and substitute food shopping with eating - and then have tons of spoiled food cuz I couldn't eat it all.
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Posted: 20 Mar 2011, 22:04
I have been using coconut milk, it is wonderful and creamy!
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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 07:06
I was just reading prevention magazine and it recommended Almond milk in coffee. It said soy milk can curdle, where the almond milk adds a nice flavor and texture.I haven't been shopping yet to try it though.
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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 08:39
I like the liquid sugar-free vanilla coffeemate or heavy cream, sometimes a little of both.

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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 09:45
My favorite discovery is fat free half and half - which sounds very contradictory, right? I've decided it's half skim milk and half MAGIC Very Happy

It's creamy and has that thick and silky mouthfeel like cream, but no fat at all. Land O'Lakes and (no kidding) Great Value from Wal*Mart are my two favorite brands. A little bit whitens quite nicely, and it's got to be better for you than that non-dairy powdered crap that I used to use!

I am also a huge fan of Silk PureCoconut coconut milk - but know that it does taste nicely of coconuts; if you don't enjoy that, then it won't be for you. It is rich and creamy and silky and just really really nice. Not just in coffee - my kids love to mix it 50/50 with vanilla almond milk over cereal!
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Posted: 21 Mar 2011, 09:51
*facepalm*

Sorry, just realized you're doing Atkins and fat is not of huge concern for you!



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