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Old 11-03-2007, 07:05 AM   #241
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But I did this the other night

4 T. (1/4 cup) Virgin Coconut Oil
1/2 T. Cocoa Powder
1/2 scoop chocolate whey protein
2 pkg lowcarb sweetner, such as stevia or xylitol
2 oz nuts (optional)
I'm still waiting on my Nutvia CO to arrive from Netrition, and when it does, I'm making this first!

Has anyone here found that coconut oil helps with hypothyroidism symptoms?
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Old 11-04-2007, 02:41 PM   #242
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I am thinking that adding some orange zest to this, would be awsome.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:24 PM   #244
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I ran with this idea and this was the results:

1/2 cup coconut oil
4 oz cream cheese
1/4 cup granular erythritol (ground into powder for a volume of almost 1/2 cup)
1 splenda quick pack
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon orange cream flavor oil

Put the coconut oil and cream cheese in a glass mixing bowl and microwave the two until the coconut oil is almost completely melted. (approx 30 to 40 sec.on high)
Removed the bowl and wisk the two together for about 1 min....noting that the oil and cream cheese are separated.
Return the bowl to the microwave and nuke for an additional 30 to 40 sec on high then remove it and wisk in the powdered erythritol until the mixture is smooth and creamy with no separation.
Then wisk in the splenda quick pack, vanilla, and flavor oil until well combined.
Must be the erythritol that allows the coconut oil and cc to combine. I tried to do with just stevia and mixed it for over a minute. Could not get it to combine for the life of me!

Ended up putting in some cocoa powder, sf instant coffee, a swirl of cream. They look a little better. Hoping they come out after freezing!
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Old 11-09-2007, 06:45 AM   #245
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I'm so glad I found this thread! I bought some CO last night and am anxious to try this recipe tonight when I get home. I think nuts are holding me back, so I'm going to leave them out first.

Funny, when I was doing LC years ago, I never heard about CO, or if I did then it didn't sink in. I'm not much for buying special products, but this seemed worth it. I'll post after I try it!
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Old 12-06-2007, 06:31 PM   #246
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Made this today and Ive eaten almost the whole triple batch i made...good lord. I figure there are worse things I could binge on eh? I toasted my almonds in a pan before stirring them in, yummy! Makes an excellent Christmas party candy (if you keep them in a cooler part of your room). Next batch is going to be crushed SF peppermint candies stirred in.
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Made this today and Ive eaten almost the whole triple batch i made...good lord. I figure there are worse things I could binge on eh? I toasted my almonds in a pan before stirring them in, yummy! Makes an excellent Christmas party candy (if you keep them in a cooler part of your room). Next batch is going to be crushed SF peppermint candies stirred in.
Be wary of overdoing-the calories and fat can add up. Coconut oil should be added in place of other fats in your diet as you can overdue if your just adding huge portions in your diet. Add the counts to ****** if you are using it. Everything in moderation. I see soooo many overdoing on the bark and OneMinuteMuffin and then wonder why they stall. I know you're not doing Atkins but Dr. A recommends going slowly with a new addition to your diet. Have a portion one day and wait 2-3 days and see how it effects your weight loss. Enjoy!
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Be wary of overdoing-the calories and fat can add up. Coconut oil should be added in place of other fats in your diet as you can overdue if your just adding huge portions in your diet. Add the counts to ****** if you are using it. Everything in moderation. I see soooo many overdoing on the bark and OneMinuteMuffin and then wonder why they stall. I know you're not doing Atkins but Dr. A recommends going slowly with a new addition to your diet. Have a portion one day and wait 2-3 days and see how it effects your weight loss. Enjoy!

Im doing eat fat get thin (Barry Groves) with 60-70% of my calories coming from healthy fats. And what a wonderful way to get them with Coconut oil! Thanks for your concern. Coconut oil is thermogenic as well so often aids in breaking weightloss stalls.
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Im doing eat fat get thin (Barry Groves) with 60-70% of my calories coming from healthy fats. And what a wonderful way to get them with Coconut oil! Thanks for your concern. Coconut oil is thermogenic as well so often aids in breaking weightloss stalls.
It's definitely a YMMV thing. I hope you get good results! For me it didn't suppress appetite or break stalls for me. I did get an energy boost and do try to incorporate some in my coffee and OneMinuteMuffin since it's a healthy fat.
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does anyone have or can point me in the direction of the nutritional info for the bark: calories, fat, carbs, fiber? i haven't made it, but wanted to put it in ******. i'm thinking it might be a good option to have on hand when people are passing around the holiday treats.
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does anyone have or can point me in the direction of the nutritional info for the bark: calories, fat, carbs, fiber? i haven't made it, but wanted to put it in ******. i'm thinking it might be a good option to have on hand when people are passing around the holiday treats.
You'd have to enter and write down each ingredient you specifically use and then total and enter as a custom food.
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does anyone have or can point me in the direction of the nutritional info for the bark: calories, fat, carbs, fiber? i haven't made it, but wanted to put it in ******. i'm thinking it might be a good option to have on hand when people are passing around the holiday treats.
It needs to stay cold as it melts rapidly because of the CO.
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does anyone have or can point me in the direction of the nutritional info for the bark: calories, fat, carbs, fiber? i haven't made it, but wanted to put it in ******. i'm thinking it might be a good option to have on hand when people are passing around the holiday treats.

Annie, I plugged this recipe in for you. I switched the nuts to macadamia as it cut carbs. Same amount of almonds is 10 carbs. I broke mine into a million pieces and kept in freezer. Coconut oil solidifies at 76°.

Chocolate Bark
4T coconut oil 469 cals 54 Fat 0 carbs 0 Protein
Cocoa powder 29 cals 1 fat 4 carbs 2 Protein
2 oz of roasted macadamia nuts 400 cals 43 fat 7 carb 4 protein

EDIT:I USE LIQUID SPLENDA I get it off ebay.
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Annie, I plugged this recipe in for you. I switched the nuts to macadamia as it cut carbs. Same amount of almonds is 10 carbs. I broke mine into a million pieces and kept in freezer. Coconut oil solidifies at 76°.

Chocolate Bark
4T coconut oil 469 cals 54 Fat 0 carbs 0 Protein
Cocoa powder 29 cals 1 fat 4 carbs 2 Protein
2 oz of roasted macadamia nuts 400 cals 43 fat 7 carb 4 protein

Mine would be different as my cocoa powder is only 1 net carb per tbl and I use a combo of Sweetzfree and sf Davinci syrups to lower carbs. In fact did you count the carbs for Splenda if that's what she'll be using?
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thank you for all your help. i will probably be using stevia. this is a good start though. i have a special lunch kit with an icepack i could carry it around in. thanks guys.
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Hey Lisa, what brand is you 1 net carb of cocoa?
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It's called Wonderslim WonderCocoa-great taste. I find it in the organic section of one of my local grocery stores-you could probably Google it.
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Ok ladies and gents! I made that recipe with SF peppermint candy crushed up. Oh wow. Hubby loves it, says it tastes better than what we buy in the store. Making a batch with dried cranberries for my daughters who are married, theyre not low carbing but less sugar is better for everyone! Enjoy the day folks, more snow in Omaha.
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Thanks Lisa, I've never seen it in any of our local stores, so I found it online and ordered it. I can't wait to get it!
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Not seeing anywhere what the carb count is on this? Did I miss it?
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Not seeing anywhere what the carb count is on this? Did I miss it?

You would have to tally up the carbs depending on what your ingredients are-I use sf syrups & Sweetzfree to keep my carbs low.
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I made some of this today (without nuts).

Chocolate Bark

4 T. (1/4 cup) Virgin Coconut Oil
1-1.5 T. Cocoa Powder
1/4 t. lowcarb sweetner, such as stevia or xylitol
2 oz nuts (optional)
This first recipe calls for 1/4t sweetener.

Is that REally only one-quarter teaspoon of sweetener? or should that be Tablespoon. I can't try all the other versions cause I don't have stevia and erythritol and such. I've got Splenda, and Diabetisweet, and a few Davinci's (heard Davinci separates)

I don't even like Coconut, so I want to make sure I do this right from the start so my only prejudice will be the coconut oil.
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This first recipe calls for 1/4t sweetener.

Is that REally only one-quarter teaspoon of sweetener?
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I use two packs of Splenda for my recipe.

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Thanks Freeman. I'll let you know how they turn out for me.
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Thanks again Freeman535. I just finished it. I used one packet of splenda, and an equal amount of Xylitol, which I just bought, thought the xylitol didn't dissolve very well. I just ate a fragment and it tastes pretty good. The Downside is that it tastes like COCONUT!!!!, but I think I can get over that, since it smells sweet. In some spots it seems there is no sweetener, but it doesn't taste too bitter cause I put 5 drops of vanilla extract, and it just tastes like dark chocolate in those spots. I love dark chocolate.

I'm just starting to be able to tolerate coconut in my entire life. I want to be open minded (open mouthed) about foods I usually don't like. especially if they can be good for me. It seems it is the texture and

Plus everyone was right about how rich and smooth it tastes and feels. I have some Keto Crisp cereal left, maybe I'll make crisps with it.
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My mom seems to think that eating the coconut oil as "chocolate" would be abusing it or "overdoing" it even though it is healthy. I told her that 4 T of coconut oil is the recommended dosage, but she said that someone(DH) might eat too much of it. Anyone, what is your experience with this stuff? Do you always make the 4T amount each day, or if you make more to you eat too much sometimes?
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Sometimes I only nibble. Sometimes I eat a bunch. It think it just depends on my energy level. Do you not let DH drink water because he might drink too much? LOL
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Sometimes I only nibble. Sometimes I eat a bunch. It think it just depends on my energy level. Do you not let DH drink water because he might drink too much? LOL


I actually think I ate too much this first time. I ate all of it, cause I wanted to know if it would make me feel ick, being coconutoil. I found I liked the tasted, I didn't like the smell on my lips an hour later and around the same time I felt a little nauseated. But I took an enzyme capsule and ate dinner. I know 4T is probably too much to start (which is why I ate all of it so I'd know how too much felt) so from here out I'll eat just a bit and increase slowly.

I can't believe I ate coconut oil and liked it!
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Metga, xylitol doesn't dissolve that well for me either, so I grind it with a coffee grinder.

How can y'all stand it with just splenda? :X Tastes so bitter that way!
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