Thanks for all the info. I am just using 1 splenda and land o lakes fat free half and half right now. Not bad but the cream does have corn syrup. I am going to look into the silk very vanilla soy milk..that sounds good. Also the sugar-free syrups at Target.
I like my coffee very light and very sweet and found I was adding about 300-400 cals per large cup of coffee. Most of the time I have switched to tea w/ splenda to avoid calories. The other thing I have found that I like is Target has sugar free flavored syrups so I use them with 1% milk (1/2 cup) so I only have calories from the milk and get the added calcium. Very similar to starbucks skinny lattes
I use 3 T of flavored silk - I can't believe how much it does count. I can have an extra egg for what I put in my coffee. I use agave or organic evaporated cane juice since I'm anti-sweetener. The silk has organic cane sugar, not corn syrup, so I think it's worth using. I'll have to try just silk, no added sugar and see if i can do it. But, if balance is a give and take, I'll take a good cup of coffee and make up for it somewhere else. I found soy milk curdles went put into a hot liquid. Then there are lumps in the coffee. Maybe mine is hotter than others who haven't had the same problem.
Edited by: VIOLETPAGAN at: 5/25/2009 (19:26)
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5/25/09 5:43 P
I use milk, add some cocoa and stevia, heat it up, and use an immersion blender to get a nice foam, and then I add hot coffee.
I love the coffeemate, but the corn syrup solids makes me want to avoid it.
I use land o lakes low fat creamer. There is 25 calories and 1 gram of fat per 2 tablespoons (I use 4, as I light my coffee light). It is excellent. I found that if used the Fat Free flavored creamer, I needed more than one serving and it wasn't worth it.
5/22/09 11:51 P
i like the fat free french vanilla from coffee mate. i haven't had coffee in about a week though. i'm working out and feeling so energized i don't need coffee anymore!
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5/22/09 11:37 P
I only have one cup a day, but not just the calories count but the other factors count too. Can you believe how much potassium is in a cup of coffee, I was amazed. But anyway, I have 2TBS of creamer, and it all counts.
Try CoffeeMate Sugar Free Vanilla creamer. It's only 15 cals per tblsp, so even if you like your coffee super creamy/sweet, you won't be going overboard on the calories. I love this stuff, and it usually doesn't even need Splenda. I've started bringing a bottle to work and keeping it in the fridge to put some in my Starbucks iced Americanos in the morning. It's much better than regular creamers or half and half.
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I am a creamer freak! It the coffees not white then it's not enough :) but since I had to make changes I went with half & half. The taste is definitely not the same but it's still coffee.
I use Silk Very Vanilla soy milk now for everything. I put a tablespoon of splenda in a pot of coffee when I make it, from 3 tbl. The soy milk is delicious and sweet enough to make up the difference...Chef Jim
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5/22/09 11:52 A
I have been using Coffee mate Hazelnut creamer for a long time, I like it because it doesnt need a pack of splenda with it. I decided to try Silk creamer, and I don't think its going to work. I have to use 3TBS to even get color, and a pack of splenda. Does anyone have any other ideas? I am trying to get away from additional ingredients.
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