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65X65
10-20-2013, 07:10 AM
Just have to share this...:coffee:

After I've had what is probably since doing IP what is considered "enough" of the fully leaded ....Must admit to using k-cup decaf a lot during the day!!!...esp in the winter when I want/need a hot beverage. The smell is euphoric to me. My parents were big coffee drinkers and we grew up smelling fresh coffee all day...and it was a sign of love and hospitality to stop and brew a pot of fresh coffee when anyone stopped by. :cofdate: Small town...that happens a lot!

I guess there are WORSER things to still be addicted to! And yes, like it black most of the time, fortunately.

Some mornings, for me, it would be nice to really have-cuppa-java for real with you all!
Cheers!


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/17/coffee-health-benefits_n_4102133.html?utm_hp_ref=mostpopular


slow2lose
10-20-2013, 08:27 AM
I read this and I LOVE IT, sitting here with my most yummy coffee. :-)

CrystalWolf
10-20-2013, 08:29 AM
Love it, especially the smarter part lol! Raising my cup cheers.


65X65
10-20-2013, 08:50 AM
I read this and I LOVE IT, sitting here with my most yummy coffee. :-)

Love it, especially the smarter part lol! Raising my cup cheers.

OH GOOD!! Then we are sort of having coffee together!

BTW...Pumpkin Spice Lattes....Coffee talk thread on that a while back had me trying a few things...it is the one thing I do to my coffee in the fall as a treat and it is pure indulgence...

Tried the Target Pumpkin Spice ground coffee...eh...kind of weak...tried making it stronger..adding cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice to it...still mostly unsatisfying. Just was not feeling it was a good substitute...just lacking after trying it the first time.

Then tried the "GNC lean" shake in the Pumpkin Spice flavor...way tooooo sweeeet.....for me. Bletch! Tried adding it as a creamer...OK getting better....Found this proportioning works for me:

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE:
The shakes are 14 oz. Make 2 eight ounce cups of strong decaf coffee....adding some instant decaf while its piping hot. Pour the coffee and 1 whole shake into a pitcher and stir. Refrigerate the entire 30 OZ. It is 170 cals, 50 of fat (x 3=150) so the whole thing meets the definition of a restricted item. Now you get to reheat and enjoy 3 cups of Pumpkin Spice Latte during the day....it is my "snack". No different than taking a Quest bar and dividing it into bite sized pieces! Can have one mid AM...Mid to late PM and again at bedtime!


Enjoy .... all you coffee nuts and esp the ones who used to indulge in the Starbucks variety this time of year!! I suspect you could do this hot or cold with the french vanilla and the chocolate for vanilla latte or a mocha java latte!

Ruth Ann
10-20-2013, 09:03 AM
I love having coffee with everyone this morning and I love that article!

Sitting here having my first cup of coffee this morning - one of 2 I allow everyday (ok, sometimes I sneak in a 3rd if I really want it). That's down from the 8-10 I was doing before starting IP.

I've never been a fan of decaf, but I might have to look into some now that colder weather is here.

I've never been a big fan of lattes, etc. or even Starbucks (heresy I know when I live in Seattle) but my sis and I have a tradition of going holiday shopping and stopping for an eggnog latte (my one latte of the year). I'll just have regular coffee this year but I think I saw an eggnog recipe somewhere that I may have to try.

KareVT
10-20-2013, 09:11 AM
65X65, CrystalWolf, Slow2lose and all other coffee lovers unite - I'm raising my cup and cheers to you! Love this post and I heart Coffee so much.

Interesting clip & read 65, thanks for the post. Glad to be a fellow coffee drinker and yes, I am an addict, it's a soothing ritual that I enjoy very much. Love the picture you painted 65X65; what a nice memory.

Cheers again to coffee time :coffee2:

Avalon1957
10-20-2013, 09:12 AM
My Every Morning Coffee (only 50 calories and 5g protein)

1 large mug of Organic Decaf Coffee (basket drip through)
1/4 cup Organic Fat-Free Milk (gives a bit of body ... and softens the whole thing down)
1 heaping tsp. IP Chocolate Drink mix (gotta have protein and chocolate!)
2 dashes of Cayenne Pepper (just a kick of cayenne to wake you up)
1 tsp Saigon Cinnamon (this is spicy and hot and sweet!)
2 packets Organic Stevia in the Raw

This is like a meal in a mug and kills my appetite for a good 4 hours.

https://mindstar.com/scratch/coffee_formula.jpg

65X65
10-20-2013, 09:48 AM
65X65, CrystalWolf, Slow2lose and all other coffee lovers unite - I'm raising my cup and cheers to you! Love this post and I heart Coffee so much.

Interesting clip & read 65, thanks for the post. Glad to be a fellow coffee drinker and yes, I am an addict, it's a soothing ritual that I enjoy very much. Love the picture you painted 65X65; what a nice memory.

Cheers again to coffee time :coffee2:
LOL! Gotta love a fellow addict!

I love having coffee with everyone this morning and I love that article!

Sitting here having my first cup of coffee this morning - one of 2 I allow everyday (ok, sometimes I sneak in a 3rd if I really want it). That's down from the 8-10 I was doing before starting IP.

I've never been a fan of decaf, but I might have to look into some now that colder weather is here.

I've never been a big fan of lattes, etc. or even Starbucks (heresy I know when I live in Seattle) but my sis and I have a tradition of going holiday shopping and stopping for an eggnog latte (my one latte of the year). I'll just have regular coffee this year but I think I saw an eggnog recipe somewhere that I may have to try.

Hmmm.....Forgot I like that occasionally too....Maybe french vanilla or EAS Cafe Carmel with NUTMEG !!!
Avalon...for some reason system won't let me triple quote this AM...But yours sounds like a winner...YUMMMM! And an appetite suppressant! Good idea since apparently cold weather ramps one's appetite...read that somewhere recently ...a leftover from our caveman ancestors!

airportchick11
10-20-2013, 10:14 AM
Coffee Lover here! I love it black but in the afternoon's I have been grabbing a cup of decaf and mixing a cappuccino packet with it. Feels like something I shouldn't be having and ohhhh so good!!

dak1lls
10-20-2013, 10:32 AM
I have had a frappe made with chocolate protein powder, coffee, cinnamon, and sea salt almost every morning on IP. I miss this since starting P3, but still have a big cuppa Joe, black! The smell of coffee brewing makes my mouth water!

Misstiff
10-20-2013, 11:12 AM
Living in the south Ina small town, I can definitely relate to brewing coffee all day as company comes through. My family also owned a small diner and we had a round table where the locals came in and drank coffee all morning long.
I'm also a huge keurig fan and get the green mountain pumpkin spice coffee YUMMY!! I mix it with either a little lean 25 pumpkin spice shake or cappuccino pkt. That is my morning breakfast and it is oh so yummy, nothing quit like the smell of coffee in the morning.

65X65
10-20-2013, 11:50 AM
Living in the south Ina small town, I can definitely relate to brewing coffee all day as company comes through. My family also owned a small diner and we had a round table where the locals came in and drank coffee all morning long.
I'm also a huge keurig fan and get the green mountain pumpkin spice coffee YUMMY!! I mix it with either a little lean 25 pumpkin spice shake or cappuccino pkt. That is my morning breakfast and it is oh so yummy, nothing quit like the smell of coffee in the morning.

:):)

Haven't tried the Green Mtn P-spice K-cups...but on your recommendation...:^: they are on the groc list NOW! Saw them in the stores for a while now.

Will try anything .... since coffee is a much better vice for me these days and always on my short list. Much better than wine...which is going to always be on the long list for me now! Fortunately my IP place has not inflicted any coach rules about coffee...Have read that some places limit how much. Do switch to decaf at some point in the day though!
Thx!

65X65
10-20-2013, 11:56 AM
My Every Morning Coffee (only 50 calories and 5g protein)

1 large mug of Organic Decaf Coffee (basket drip through)
1/4 cup Organic Fat-Free Milk (gives a bit of body ... and softens the whole thing down)
1 heaping tsp. IP Chocolate Drink mix (gotta have protein and chocolate!)
2 dashes of Cayenne Pepper (just a kick of cayenne to wake you up)
1 tsp Saigon Cinnamon (this is spicy and hot and sweet!)
2 packets Organic Stevia in the Raw

This is like a meal in a mug and kills my appetite for a good 4 hours.

https://mindstar.com/scratch/coffee_formula.jpg


Avalon...who makes the Saigon Cinnamon? We usually use McCormick's spices because they are certified GF...(Most spices have anti-caking agents added to them which prevents clumping...but often it is a non-specified, undeclared (because it changes batch to batch depending on what the generic product of the moment is available) food starch.

masenki
10-20-2013, 12:04 PM
My Every Morning Coffee (only 50 calories and 5g protein)

1 large mug of Organic Decaf Coffee (basket drip through)
1/4 cup Organic Fat-Free Milk (gives a bit of body ... and softens the whole thing down)
1 heaping tsp. IP Chocolate Drink mix (gotta have protein and chocolate!)
2 dashes of Cayenne Pepper (just a kick of cayenne to wake you up)
1 tsp Saigon Cinnamon (this is spicy and hot and sweet!)
2 packets Organic Stevia in the Raw

This is like a meal in a mug and kills my appetite for a good 4 hours.

https://mindstar.com/scratch/coffee_formula.jpg
This is my kinda of recipe.
I splurged and got a coffee latte machine. You put milk (I put Vanilla IP) in the carafe, add nutmeg/ cinnamon, the put coffee and water in top section. So it whisks milk in the carafe while coffee dripping into the carafe from the top. You end up have a huge cup of whisked latte according to your taste.
I also compared the nutrition info of org skim milk and org almond milk. Almond milk beats cow hands down on calories and, most importantly, carbs. so now I use 2 teaspoons of org almond milk.

PurpleMomster
10-20-2013, 12:15 PM
Love, love, love that I'm not the only coffee fanatic on IP :D

My favourite part of the day is after supper when I brew myself a Tim Horton's (yes, I'm Canadian, eh?!) decaf on my Keurig, black and enjoy it with my snack - a cookie dough swirl bar or a double chocolate brownie, yum!

I was one who loved Starbuck's Pumpkin Spice Latte and soon, the Gingerbread Latte, neither of which can be made "skinny" because Starbuck's doesn't stock the sugar-free versions of the syrups but I ordered the sugar-free versions online and will be making my own this year with IP RTD vanilla drink and coffee. It's getting to that time of year here where it's chilly so a nice warm coffee is the best!

Jo

Avalon1957
10-20-2013, 12:55 PM
This is my kinda of recipe.
I splurged and got a coffee latte machine. You put milk (I put Vanilla IP) in the carafe, add nutmeg/ cinnamon, the put coffee and water in top section. So it whisks milk in the carafe while coffee dripping into the carafe from the top. You end up have a huge cup of whisked latte according to your taste.
I also compared the nutrition info of org skim milk and org almond milk. Almond milk beats cow hands down on calories and, most importantly, carbs. so now I use 2 teaspoons of org almond milk.

Almond milk is a GREAT TIP! I will have to try that -- is it hard to find unsweetened.

dak1lls
10-20-2013, 01:56 PM
Almond milk is a GREAT TIP! I will have to try that! Is that hard to find unsweetened.

Unsweetened is right next to the sweetened at Walmart.

65X65
10-20-2013, 02:20 PM
This is my kinda of recipe.
I splurged and got a coffee latte machine. You put milk (I put Vanilla IP) in the carafe, add nutmeg/ cinnamon, the put coffee and water in top section. So it whisks milk in the carafe while coffee dripping into the carafe from the top. You end up have a huge cup of whisked latte according to your taste.
I also compared the nutrition info of org skim milk and org almond milk. Almond milk beats cow hands down on calories and, most importantly, carbs. so now I use 2 teaspoons of org almond milk.

AND it also has almost 2X the calcium of the same volume of regular milk! I was using the unsweetened Almond breeze 30/cal for a comparable serving (!) of regular milk when I was on hiatus from IP per Drs. orders last month. And 1 of our supermarkets, and our local organic health food store sells in small 8 oz vacuum packed containers that are unrefrigerated until after they are opened.

Cheekyskeeter
10-21-2013, 06:07 AM
I too love my coffee and would drink way too much. When I started IP in January I cut out all caffeine and even now in maintenance I only drink decaf with a little Walden Farms maple syrup,as sweetener and a splash of unsweetened Almond milk. Love it and don't miss the caffeine at all.

Avalon1957
10-21-2013, 06:27 AM
Avalon...who makes the Saigon Cinnamon? We usually use McCormick's spices because they are certified GF...(Most spices have anti-caking agents added to them which prevents clumping...but often it is a non-specified, undeclared (because it changes batch to batch depending on what the generic product of the moment is available) food starch.

Here is my favorite source for Saigon Cinnamon ... MMM MMM GOOD ... Best I have found by far!

http://www.julietmae.com/holiday-cooking/saigon-cinnamon/

The Large 4 oz foil pouch is the best deal

This product is mentioned by name in the book "The 4 Hour Body" by Tim Ferriss as the most effective cinnamon that he found in dropping blood sugar levels. And we all know how IP pushes lowering blood sugar and insulin as a key component. It has one of the highest essential oil contents of any cinnamon on the market.

Reading the foil packet in front of me, this is what it says: "Hand Made. No Bad Stuff. Ingredients: Imported Vietnamese Cinnamon". The brand name is Juliet Mae, one of the best spice makers and distributers I've found.

65X65
10-21-2013, 08:36 AM
Here is my favorite source for Saigon Cinnamon ... MMM MMM GOOD ... Best I have found by far!

http://www.julietmae.com/holiday-cooking/saigon-cinnamon/

The Large 4 oz foil pouch is the best deal

This product is mentioned by name in the book "The 4 Hour Body" by Tim Ferriss as the most effective cinnamon that he found in dropping blood sugar levels. And we all know how IP pushes lowering blood sugar and insulin as a key component. It has one of the highest essential oil contents of any cinnamon on the market.

Reading the foil packet in front of me, this is what it says: "Hand Made. No Bad Stuff. Ingredients: Imported Vietnamese Cinnamon". The brand name is Juliet Mae, one of the best spice makers and distributers I've found.



Avalon Thx...Do remember something reading about insulin and cinnamon somewhere else too. That sounds so yummmy! Esp since it is so chilly the last few days! I figured you had a line on something a little off the beaten path!
Want warm spicy drinks now and my Cabellas fur lined slippers!!

masenki
10-21-2013, 08:51 AM
Here is my favorite source for Saigon Cinnamon ... MMM MMM GOOD ... Best I have found by far!

http://www.julietmae.com/holiday-cooking/saigon-cinnamon/

The Large 4 oz foil pouch is the best deal

This product is mentioned by name in the book "The 4 Hour Body" by Tim Ferriss as the most effective cinnamon that he found in dropping blood sugar levels. And we all know how IP pushes lowering blood sugar and insulin as a key component. It has one of the highest essential oil contents of any cinnamon on the market.

Reading the foil packet in front of me, this is what it says: "Hand Made. No Bad Stuff. Ingredients: Imported Vietnamese Cinnamon". The brand name is Juliet Mae, one of the best spice makers and distributers I've found.
Avalon - anything else you are getting from that site? Hate to pay s/h for just one item. Getting the saigon cinnamon most definitely.

masenki
10-21-2013, 09:07 AM
I too love my coffee and would drink way too much. When I started IP in January I cut out all caffeine and even now in maintenance I only drink decaf with a little Walden Farms maple syrup,as sweetener and a splash of unsweetened Almond milk. Love it and don't miss the caffeine at all.
it has been my understanding that coffee actually good for you. And for the weight loss as well. Are you getting those daily videos from your coaches/ company you are assigned to?

Avalon1957
10-21-2013, 09:20 AM
Avalon - anything else you are getting from that site? Hate to pay s/h for just one item. Getting the saigon cinnamon most definitely.

I just ordered the Juliet Mae Olive Oil ... it sounds really great and I just read an article about how bad many of the Olive Oils are in the grocery store are. The Juliet Mae Olive Oil sounds really fresh and pure.

http://www.julietmae.com/holiday-cooking/every-day-extra-virgin-olive-oil/

On your order and shipping cost percentage, the Cinnamon is so good I usually order 3 large pouches ($12 x 3), which lasts me a good few months since I love that spice and use it every day. But I realize you might just want to try it first before committing to a larger order.

65X65
10-21-2013, 10:07 AM
I just ordered the Juliet Mae Olive Oil ... it sounds really great and I just read an article about how bad many of the Olive Oils are in the grocery store are. The Juliet Mae Olive Oil sounds really fresh and pure.

http://www.julietmae.com/holiday-cooking/every-day-extra-virgin-olive-oil/

On your order and shipping cost percentage, the Cinnamon is so good I usually order 3 large pouches ($12 x 3), which lasts me a good few months since I love that spice and use it every day. But I realize you might just want to try it first before committing to a larger order.

Thanks for the tip on ordering. I looked at the web site and see I need an hour or more to see what else they have!! Starting to plan a few things I can get in the routine of making quickly and no fuss, but tasty once on P3, and maintenance and I believe a new variety of cinnamon and some other new things along that vein may help me stay on track and away form temptation once there is more choice. Used to make a Greek mousaka that used cinnamon in seasoning the meat...have you tried this in savory dishes? I want to see if I can come up with something that is tasty but maybe eliminates the fat/cheese... Also think there is Mexican cuisine that use that spice as well.
Thx again for posting the site!

SuzieV
10-21-2013, 10:14 AM
I gave up diet coke when I started IP. I was never a coffee drinker, but there is only so much water a girl can drink. Ended up buying a keurig and LOVE IT! I'm happy with Newman's Decaf, a packet of raw stevia and a splash of Torani SF Salted Caramel & Premier vanilla shake. It's good hot or over ice. Going to have to give some of the fall flavors a try since our temps have been dropping. Thanks for all the wonderful ideas!

65X65
10-21-2013, 01:15 PM
This is my kinda of recipe.
I splurged and got a coffee latte machine. You put milk (I put Vanilla IP) in the carafe, add nutmeg/ cinnamon, the put coffee and water in top section. So it whisks milk in the carafe while coffee dripping into the carafe from the top. You end up have a huge cup of whisked latte according to your taste.
I also compared the nutrition info of org skim milk and org almond milk. Almond milk beats cow hands down on calories and, most importantly, carbs. so now I use 2 teaspoons of org almond milk.

Was out doing errands and got medium decaf with decaf espresso shot...and as I passed the natural food store in the middle of our town...ducked in and checked to see what spices they had in bulk that I could get. OOOOHHH! They actually had Saigon cinnamon, and a cayenne pepper 30,000HU (whatever that is?)...so I got a few tbs of both of them as well as some other fall spices...and put about a full Tsp of the Saigon cinnamon and 1/2 tsp of the cayenne in my hot coffee...Mind you...No sweetener, chocolate or splash of any thing resembling milk or cream. Was definitely on the fly winging it!

OMG...soooo good! Can't wait to "Do it right!" My lips were tingling and my ears burning .....but just a little! The warm flavor and the aroma were spectacular!!

masenki
10-21-2013, 01:57 PM
now you literally made me go and brew some of that magical java. i dont have a saigon cinnamon yet though, so i use regular cinnamon, nutmeg and 2 tbsp of almond milk.