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Old 03-16-2008, 11:01 PM   #1
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To whoever invented/posted the Egg Cream recipe



Thank you!

It has been a lifesaver for me...I've been so bored with my food and I've needed a better way to get in more coconut oil.
It is such good idea - and they taste soooo good.

I sub Chai tea for coffee (which another wonderful person suggested on another post) or Celestial Seasonings Sugar Cookie tea for a decaf sub.
I love that we continue to share all of these wonderful ideas.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:41 PM   #2
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why do you use coconut oil? I remember people were eating it raw 5 years ago but I don't remember why.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:44 PM   #3
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It has MANY health benefits but the main reasons I use it are:

it helps your body better assimilate Omega-3 fatty acids
it moisturizes your skin from the inside out
it's an appetite suppressant
it suppresses cravings for sweets
it increases metabolism

There's more information and research here:
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:56 PM   #4
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thanks for replying.

does it supply omega 3's? or do you still have to take them?

also, I don't remember it tasting sweet, just coconutty and oily. How do you use it to suppress sweet cravings? It never affected my weight loss either. I see it mentioned so much here I thought I would revisit the idea, thanks again.
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Old 03-17-2008, 12:21 AM   #5
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Coconut oil is a saturated fat - it does not supply Omega 3's - it just helps your body better assimilate them.

There are many different brands of coconut oil - most importantly it should be organic, raw, cold pressed - if you buy refined - make sure it's not done without chemicals - Spectrum is a good one for this - refined is also flavorless - I've heard that one of the Tropical Traditions oils (expellar pressed?) is flavorless as well. As far as being oily...well, it's an oil...but the Egg Cream negates that feel...the lecithin in the eggs emulsifies the oil...

Start with 1 TBL/day and every week you can increase your dosage...listen to your body...you may feel your cravings for sweets decrease with just 1 TBL...some people need more...I've read that the 'therapeutic dose' is 3-4 TBL...

...hope that helps...
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:19 AM   #6
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Great info, Skinhealth! Isn't it wonderful with the Chai tea?

Thanks for the suggestion for the Sugar Cookie, I'll be sure to try that one,
too!
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Thank you so much Skinhealth. Your reply was very helpful.

Silly question....in those egg creams, are ya'll drinking raw eggs?
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Thank you so much Skinhealth. Your reply was very helpful.

Silly question....in those egg creams, are ya'll drinking raw eggs?
Yep. Raw eggs. You'd never know there were in there. Here's my recipe:

Egg Cream Cappuccino

About 5 oz leftover hot coffee

About a 1/2 cup boiling water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pkt Splenda (or equivalent sweetener)
1 or 2 eggs (actually, I like mine w/ 1 egg plus 1 egg white)

1 pkt Splenda

Put coffee in a large mug. Put next 4 ingredients to a blender and blend until frothy. (30 sec?) Pour into mug with the coffee. Sprinkle top with last Splenda pkt and slowly stir in.

This is nice and frothy, like a "real" cappuccino. The best part is I can use it as a meal replacement b/c of the eggs. It's quite filling. Yummy!!!

Also I lilke to add a Tbls of coconut oil and blend with the eggs so it emulsifies. I can't stand the *oil slick* factor you get when you put CO into your coffee. Blech!
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Old 03-25-2008, 04:00 PM   #10
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Can I ask a dumb question?

WHY are y'all eating raw eggs? Aren't y'all concerned with salmonella?
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Old 03-25-2008, 06:18 PM   #11
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rottinluv - Yes...it's so good with Chai...I'm so glad someone suggested it...the answer was too obvious for me I guess...I've been having one everyday since...what other teas do you use?

violettfem - You're welcome. I hope you like them.

MountainGirl - There's such a tiny, tiny risk of salmonella with organic, pasture fed eggs that I'm not concerned with it at all. I definitely wouldn't do it otherwise.
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I got some Egg beater type things to try this with..But, you know..I made my coffee egg cream this morning..and I was thinking that maybe the "hot" coffee cooks the eggs a bit..what do you all think?

It sure is a great quick breakie when you are in a hurry.
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Old 03-26-2008, 01:02 PM   #13
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Carolyn - You could blend the eggs and coffee together 1st I suppose so that they get a little cooked...
I know - I love this too - it's quick, easy, and such a great way to get in my 3-4 TBL of coconut oil without having to think about it the rest of the day.
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Yep. Raw eggs. You'd never know there were in there. Here's my recipe:

Egg Cream Cappuccino

About 5 oz leftover hot coffee

About a 1/2 cup boiling water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pkt Splenda (or equivalent sweetener)
1 or 2 eggs (actually, I like mine w/ 1 egg plus 1 egg white)

1 pkt Splenda

Put coffee in a large mug. Put next 4 ingredients to a blender and blend until frothy. (30 sec?) Pour into mug with the coffee. Sprinkle top with last Splenda pkt and slowly stir in.

This is nice and frothy, like a "real" cappuccino. The best part is I can use it as a meal replacement b/c of the eggs. It's quite filling. Yummy!!!

Also I lilke to add a Tbls of coconut oil and blend with the eggs so it emulsifies. I can't stand the *oil slick* factor you get when you put CO into your coffee. Blech!
I made this today with a little cream to replace some of the water, and a little nutmeg and cinnamon. The CO mixed right in - no floating on top! I make my coffee very weak since I don't tolerate caffeine very well, but this is my favorite way to have coffee now!

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Old 03-28-2008, 09:59 AM   #15
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I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE making egg creams now. This is my new breakfast or just afternoon pick-me-up. DH loves them too. I'm making them both cold and hot, with coffee or chai, and sometimes mixing them up with random additives like protein poweder or cocoa or whatever. These are just fabulous, quick, healthy, and yummy!
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The ladies on the Intermittent Fasting thread tipped me off to egg creams and I'm a big fan. I had one for breakfast this morning, and it was great, kept me satisfied all morning. I'm going to have one now with some cream soda for lunch. They are so good! I never expected to like them this much.

Thanks to whoever thought of this and to everyone for sharing their tricks, tips, recipes, etc.
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:13 PM   #17
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This is so delicious! I make mine with chai tea also, I will have to try it with the sugar cookie tea. The one I made this morning tasted exactly like a rich egg nog, it was so good! This is a breakfast staple for sure!
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Old 04-09-2008, 04:48 AM   #18
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Me too! Me too! Me too!

I love these!!!! I am food sensitive to EGG WHITES so I am just using the YOLKS. And I was really struggling with how to eat the Coconut Oil (?). These are the best!

I currently have SNICKERDOODLE coffee and EGG NOG Davinci Syrup ... It is so yummy! I also HAD Davinci's Chai Tea Concentrate (I have one "dose" left in the bottle!). Off to Netrition to order me some more syrups .....
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LOL! I tried a cold version this a.m. with coconut oil. . .DO NOT try this unless you want waxy globs of coconut oil!!! Cold, anyway!

I am doing a special diet--anti yeast, and these seemed a good way for a fast breakfast.

However, I think I'll have HOT with my coconut oil.

BTW, coconut oil is supposed to kill off yeast.
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