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Old 05-10-2010, 08:58 AM   #1
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buttermilk

Just wanted to know if any one uses this and how does it taste. My sister said that she used to make a shake with 1 cup of it with 3 strawberries and some equal when she was dieting and lost a ton of weight. She said that i should give it a try as a breakfast since i dont eat eggs.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:28 AM   #2
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I guess no one uses this? I was just curious
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:38 AM   #3
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Buttermilk is relatively high in carbs - 13g per 1 cup. I made a recipe that called for 1/4 cup buttermilk and I substituted with cream and a dash of vinegar. But for 1 cup of cream you will be consuming 800+ calories which may be a little top heavy for one meal...???

If you are doing an atkins program than there are lots of recipes for low carb shakes available. Hope this helps.
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:44 AM   #4
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A few years ago there was a book out called The Go Diet, later revised into The Four Corners Diet. It was a low carb plan and the authors said that cultured milk products like yogurt, kefir and buttermilk are not counted the way uncultured products are (the reasoning is explained in the books). For for an 8 ounce cup of yogurt that contains 12 grams carbs on the label, I believe only 4 grams would be counted (sorry I don't have the book next to me). They were really good books now that I think of it; I don't know why they never became more popular.

Anyway, a lot of people call this the yogurt exception, and the same principle would apply to buttermilk.

One thing I can tell you. I never got fat eating unsweetened yogurt, buttermilk or kefir! So I feel there's truth behind this principle.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:11 AM   #5
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Kefir is great for shakes, and tastes not too dissimilar to buttermilk, which is slightly thick and sour like yogurt (or sourer).
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:29 AM   #6
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i use buttermilk in cake recipes. But not regularly in shakes. I prefer hwc, almond milk, half and half or calorie countdown milk.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:31 AM   #7
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I can't stand the taste of buttermilk. I'd just go for Heavy Whipping Cream--it has less carbs.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:34 AM   #8
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All your posts suggest that you're trying to find a way to lose weight by listening to what people tell you. I'd suggest that you go to your library and get some of the books--Atkins, Protein Power, South Beach--to see if you can find a low carb plan that you can live with. Then follow that plan.

These plans are all based on scientific principles, and one thing that's important to know about low carb eating is that it's not consistent with eating things that simply have worked for others or that seem to be healthy choices. You need to make your food choices based on the principles in the plan. For example, Protein Power is very liberating in terms of the choices a person can make, but it's also very restrictive in terms of the number of carbs one can have (as is Atkins).

I know you've written that you can't live with "never" having bread, etc., but none of these plans requires that you abstain for life. To be successful, you need to understand the plan's basic principles and then follow those principles.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:36 AM   #9
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what about the almond milk. How does that taste. I just bought one of those mini blenders and I wanted to start making shakes in the morning because I can just bring the cup in my car or the train and drink as I go along or put in right on my desk and bring my shake materials with me. I figured since I dont have time for big breakfasts and dont care for eggs, it would be a nice change from my yogurt and mini baby bells.
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:14 PM   #10
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I love unsweetened almond milk in my shakes. I use half this, 1/3 Calorie Countdown milk and 1/4 half and half or cream. Throw in some frozen berries, a little sweetener, and a 1/2 scoop of protein powder and you are good to go.

Helps to fill me up when I'm on the run!!
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:13 PM   #11
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I use buttermilk in my homemade ranch recipe. The brand I get has 12 carbs per cup. I make the recipe with 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup mayo (0 carbs) and then the spices. I just carefully measure it out when I use it. As for using it in a shake, I think that carb count would be rather high and take away from other meals. HTH
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:53 PM   #12
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I was going to post like the person above... I use it in homemade ranch dressing..


For me, its too tangy to use in shakes. I prefer almond milk or regular milk.
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If you want less carbs from buttermilk, consider using a powder like SACO where you can limit the amount of powder added to the liquid.
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I use buttermilk in my homemade ranch recipe. The brand I get has 12 carbs per cup. I make the recipe with 1/2 cup buttermilk, 1/2 cup mayo (0 carbs) and then the spices. I just carefully measure it out when I use it. As for using it in a shake, I think that carb count would be rather high and take away from other meals. HTH
Homemade Ranch dressing is almost as good as bacon. There, I said it.
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Old 05-12-2010, 01:15 PM   #15
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Buttermilk, strawberries and sweetener make a delicious shake...very tangy-sweet. I believe Dana Carpender also says that buttermilk carbs are like yogurt carbs.
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I sour HWC with vinager that way very few carbs
But when I did buy buttermil I would soak my chicken in it for 24 hrs and I would use for breadcrumbs in my meatloaf
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