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Thanks to J.T. (Jason T.) for finding and sharing the topic of today’s post a non-dairy coffee creamer.  Earlier this week Marcus posted on the Whole 30 April Challenge, and in the comments section Melina asked a great question about coffee and and using coconut milk as creamer since dairy is a no-go in the Whole 30.  For all the coffee drinkers out there may have been relieved to hear that coconut milk is an acceptable substitute, but J.T. stumbled across another sub that might be even better.  This recipe was posted on a blog called Follow My Nose and here’s what you’ll need:

-Food Processor
-1 can of coconut milk
-1 egg
-2 Tbsp of coconut oil
-1 tsp of vanilla

Mix all of the above in the food processor, keep cool in the fridge and viola!  You’ve got a great and tasty sub for the half and half or heavy cream you’d been using in your coffee previously. Check out the article itself for some answers to some FAQs on the recipe and nutrition facts.

Wish Avelyne luck today at the PHAT Elvis/High Voltage Open or better yet head up to CF High Voltage in Burbank to cheer her on with Ruth & I.  The lifting begins at 1 p.m. and the event should be a lot of fun.

WOD 03.12.11

“Twisted Team Barbara”
In teams of 2, switching as often as you’d like, perform 5 Rounds of:
20 Pullups (1 performs pullups while partner “rests” in bottom of squat)
30 Pushups (1 performs pushups while partner “rests” hanging from bar)
40 Situps (1 performs situps while partner “rests” in plank position, but is allowed anchor partner’s feet)
50 Squats (1 performs squats while partner “rests” in hollow position)
Rest 1 min between Rounds

6 Responses to “Non-Dairy Coffee Creamer”

March 12, 2011 at 7:27 AM

Tried this, didn’t quite turn out like pictured. Not bad, but nowhere as thick as the recipe sounds.

Nik Werre
March 12, 2011 at 11:33 AM

If that’s what it looks like – screw putting it in my coffee, that ish is going from spoon to mouth!


Marcus – went through a whole container of the So Delish coconut milk, not bad but I agree with your blog, not so fond of the ingredients either. What’s a better brand?

March 12, 2011 at 12:36 PM

I didn’t think vanilla was paleo? If it is, there are plenty of tasty recipes that I’ve been missing out on!

I have been trying almond milk in my coffee…it’s not thick like half and half, but it’s better than just coffee.

Good luck today Avelyne, I can’t wait to hear about your PRs!

March 12, 2011 at 2:28 PM

@Holley – What had you heard to make you think vanilla wasn’t allowed, and why?

Keep in mind, most of those almond milks have added sugars (cane juice, or other aliases)

@Nik – both Robb and Mat seem to be fans of the cultured coconut milk from So Delicious despite the questionable ingredient or two. Perhaps the culturing process negates the potential issues or the pro/prebiotic benefit outweighs any downside?

March 12, 2011 at 3:55 PM

I guess I just assumed it was since it’s a sweetener…I figured it was under the primal category.

March 12, 2011 at 7:58 PM

Oh no, true vanilla extract is a flavoring, not a sweetener. Just make sure to get a good quality one…I believe TJ’s has one.