Hi folks. I've moved over to a mainly Paleo diet quite recently (where possible), I did like cream or milk in my coffee (mainly decaff) and am not happy with taking it just black. So I have been using Soya milk since last December. I get that under a Paleo regime that dairy / milk is out. But now this whole soya / legume deal has me mildly worried since I've had chance to research it all (and listened to so many Rob Wolf / Sissons / Abel James Podcasts), Therefore I'm considering ditching the soya milk too, but, what to have instead? I want to stay on a low carb diet (having lost 55lbs and looking and feeling great as a result), so staying low carb is much more important to me than aiming for a "strictly" 100% Paleo diet. So, what are my realistic substitutions for milk? I live in the UK and our dairy cows / herds are nearly all grass fed BTW.
Is cows milk less of an issue compared to soya? I've never suffered with intolerance to any foodstuff, but would like to give my body the best option.
I'd go with heavy cream if you don't have an autoimmune issue or a problem with it. Sometimes it's better to stay sane and enjoy life and not be soooo rigid. I'm thinking more Primal. I'm just happier with a little dairy!
Dear God! If you have access to heavy cream from truly happy grassfed cows then go for it! (provided it doesn't bother your innerds)
Life is meant to be enjoyed and savored...don't drive yourself nuts with constanty asking yourself if things are "paleo" or not. Obviously follow the main components of this way of eating (no grain, legumes, processed foods, processed sugar, etc.) but do allow yourself to know what is sustainable for you. If you do an elimination diet (whole 30 or something like that) and find dairy does I deed mess you up then you know what to do...but if not, enjoy it! I guarantee you that THAT won't be what kills you..(unless of course a cow sits on you or something). Enjoy your coffee!
Stay away from coconut milk with SODIUM METABISULFITE.
I never had a problem before with any particular preservative in foods when I was eating SAD, but after consuming a coconut milk (which I also tolerate well) with sodium metabisulfite, it made me think I was going to literally die for a few hours.
I found something called coconut cream powder. It has casein as an ingredient, but it's not a lot. The main ingredient is coconut. I brought it to work to store in my office. I tried it out today. It's not bad. I think real heavy cream is the best option, though.
No beverage at all? I don't mean to be blunt, but I get this question ALL the time. This isn't a paleo exactness thing. (paleo's didn't have beverages, maybe blood?) Why must we have a beverage? Extra unnecessary calories...
Go with water, tea, carbonated water, etc.
Stick to whole foods.
I am using coconut milk right now because I am doing an experiment on myself, but up til now I just used a bit of goat's milk (my goat's milk) in my coffee. However, I wouldn't recommend using store-bought goats milk in coffee. It is right nasty. Other than that a little dab of cow's milk won't hurt you. It's only like a tblspn or 2.