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Old 01-07-2007, 02:12 PM   #21
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This is all great stuff! Went to TJs today (only opened a month ago) and hunted for the "light" (all they had) coconut milk and organic coco powder...look forward to the many experiments that now will follow. Yummmm.

Now I am assuming the following?
1) You have to use a blender and it is not really shakeable
2) No additional water is required
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:30 AM   #22
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This is all great stuff! Went to TJs today (only opened a month ago) and hunted for the "light" (all they had) coconut milk and organic coco powder...look forward to the many experiments that now will follow. Yummmm.

Now I am assuming the following?
1) You have to use a blender and it is not really shakeable
2) No additional water is required
1) I use a blender, but it may be shakeable.
2) Depends on how thick you want it.
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:56 AM   #23
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After reading a few of these recommending coconut milk from TJ's I went ahead and got some for my little IF experiment I'm doing at the moment and I guess I'm just behind on my nutritional literature because it said it was 5 grams of fat per serving...which is cool but 4 grams of that is saturated? Is that no problem I would assume but I'd like to know why?

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There is an almond milk at TJ's that has no sugar btw, I just bought some this weekend I think it's called Almond Breeze, there are sweetened and non sweetened versions.
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Old 01-08-2007, 10:32 AM   #24
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I am assuming that Coconut Milk is pretty much the same as Coconut Oil and water? So after a little math....one can of coconut milk is (light brand) 25grams of fat at $0.99 a can. You can get a jar of coconut Oil for what...$10? The jar servings are 17grams and has 30 servings. So is the coconut milk really cost effective or would it seems that getting a jar of coconut oil and adding it to shakes be more reasonable?
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What about the yumminess factor?
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It's not the same as oil and water as it contains carbs and protein to go with the fat, whereas the oil is 14g of fat per serving...pure oil.
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:11 PM   #27
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I don't have my coconut milk right in front of me, but iirc it is all fat.
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After reading a few of these recommending coconut milk from TJ's I went ahead and got some for my little IF experiment I'm doing at the moment and I guess I'm just behind on my nutritional literature because it said it was 5 grams of fat per serving...which is cool but 4 grams of that is saturated? Is that no problem I would assume but I'd like to know why?

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There is an almond milk at TJ's that has no sugar btw, I just bought some this weekend I think it's called Almond Breeze, there are sweetened and non sweetened versions.
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so long as you have a balance of sat, monos and n-3/6 you are fine with some coconut milk. Steve S. mentioned asian food markets as a source for inexpensive but good quality CM. Great idea.
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It's not the same as oil and water as it contains carbs and protein to go with the fat, whereas the oil is 14g of fat per serving...pure oil.
The stuff I got at Trader Joes is 5 grams fat per serving, >1 grams carbs and >1 grams protein. 5 servings per can.
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The stuff I got at Trader Joes is 5 grams fat per serving, >1 grams carbs and >1 grams protein. 5 servings per can.
I just ran a Google for "coconut milk nutrition information" so it may have been incorrect. I will check the coconut milk I have at home tonight.
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