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  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 24,277 Member Member Posts: 24,277 Member
    I haven't had powdered creamer since I traveled for business two decades ago. I never liked it. IIRC, it tastes nothing like half & half. In case anyone else was wondering, here are the ingredients for Coffeemate original. I'm not taking a position on whether it is healthy or not, but I can see why some would think it not.

    https://www.goodnes.com/coffeemate/products/fat-free-the-original-powder-coffee-creamer-16-oz-canister/

    CORN SYRUP SOLIDS, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL (COCONUT AND/OR PALM KERNEL AND/OR SOYBEAN)**, AND LESS THAN 2% OF SODIUM CASEINATE (A MILK DERIVATIVE)***, MONO- AND DIGLYCERIDES, DIPOTASSIUM PHOSPHATE, COLOR ADDED, SODIUM ALUMINOSILICATE, SUGAR, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR, ANNATTO COLOR., **Adds a trivial amount of fat. ***Not a source of lactose.
  • natasor1natasor1 Member Posts: 225 Member Member Posts: 225 Member
    I use Muscle milk protein shake chocolate, cookies n cream, vanila or any other protein shakes. 1 oz of creamer will be only 13 cal, plus it adds some dose of protein more than milk
  • crackon20crackon20 Member, Premium Posts: 17 Member Member, Premium Posts: 17 Member
    A nutritionist told me plant or cow based in the coffee. No fake food.
  • neanderthinneanderthin Member Posts: 7,661 Member Member Posts: 7,661 Member
    I like unhealthy goat milk. Use it in my latte.
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 3,379 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,379 Member
    Well, skip this one if you oppose “fake food”.

    I cracked open a bottle of Jordan’s Caramel Cream Cheesecake zero calorie syrup this morning. To my utmost surprise and joy, my coffee tasted like a fancy coffee piled high with whipped cream and drizzled with caramel syrup.

    It defies all logic what they can do with fake foods.

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  • SuzySunshine99SuzySunshine99 Member Posts: 2,383 Member Member Posts: 2,383 Member
    crackon20 wrote: »
    A nutritionist told me plant or cow based in the coffee. No fake food.

    What do you consider to be "fake food"?
    I bet a lot of plant based "milks" would qualify.
  • yirarayirara Member Posts: 6,680 Member Member Posts: 6,680 Member
    crackon20 wrote: »
    A nutritionist told me plant or cow based in the coffee. No fake food.

    What's wrong with goats milk, or camel milk?
  • Sara3vegSara3veg Member Posts: 47 Member Member Posts: 47 Member
    I've experimented with all types of coffee additions and have settled on just reducing the amount of cups per day, like others have also recommended. I'm at one cup in the morning with a splash of whole milk and then 1pkt of sugar.

    If it's an issue for you maybe just reduce the number of cups?
  • lynn_glenmontlynn_glenmont Member Posts: 8,869 Member Member Posts: 8,869 Member
    crackon20 wrote: »
    A nutritionist told me plant or cow based in the coffee. No fake food.

    So goat's milk is off the table?
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Member Posts: 39,404 Member Member Posts: 39,404 Member
    I'm not a complainer and I am good with eating clean and have even conquered my sugar cravings at this point. However, I am addicted to powdered creamer and can't seem to find an alternative that tastes good in my coffee.

    It's the one thing I can't seem to give up and I can't deal with black coffee. What are some good alternatives that you have used?

    This is one of those things where I'd ask myself, in the grand scheme of things is this really an issue that is having some kind of substantial negative impact on my overall nutrition and/or health? Most likely the answer here would be not really...it would be a tiny fraction of the entirety of my nutritional profile. I think people get way to caught up in the minutia of this little thing or that little thing and lose site of the bigger picture. Overall good nutrition happens on a fairly broad scale...not every little thing has to be perfectly 100% "clean" or whatever to have an overall nutritious diet. There are many things I enjoy that don't really add much to my nutritional profile...but I enjoy them and they aren't a detriment either...so there's really no reason to cancel them.

    As to a substitute, I would personally prefer just regular half and half.
  • springlering62springlering62 Member, Premium Posts: 3,379 Member Member, Premium Posts: 3,379 Member
    cwolfman13 wrote: »
    I'm not a complainer and I am good with eating clean and have even conquered my sugar cravings at this point. However, I am addicted to powdered creamer and can't seem to find an alternative that tastes good in my coffee.

    It's the one thing I can't seem to give up and I can't deal with black coffee. What are some good alternatives that you have used?

    This is one of those things where I'd ask myself, in the grand scheme of things is this really an issue that is having some kind of substantial negative impact on my overall nutrition and/or health? Most likely the answer here would be not really...it would be a tiny fraction of the entirety of my nutritional profile. I think people get way to caught up in the minutia of this little thing or that little thing and lose site of the bigger picture. Overall good nutrition happens on a fairly broad scale...not every little thing has to be perfectly 100% "clean" or whatever to have an overall nutritious diet. There are many things I enjoy that don't really add much to my nutritional profile...but I enjoy them and they aren't a detriment either...so there's really no reason to cancel them.

    As to a substitute, I would personally prefer just regular half and half.

    I think it depends on mindset. I love my chai teas every day, and refuse to give them up. Two take up about 73 calories a day, and my coffee runs about 15 calories.

    Even on a generous 2500 average calorie a day plan, that’s still about 100 calories in drinks, which is comparatively a chunk.

    I’d rather cut a little here with some fat free or sugar free options so I have more to eat there.

    I find that when counting calories, I look forward to every available morsel, and am hesitant to “waste” them.

    I guess that’s why I have such a hard time wrapping my head around people who go heavy on protein drinks.
  • Speakeasy76Speakeasy76 Member Posts: 755 Member Member Posts: 755 Member
    crackon20 wrote: »
    A nutritionist told me plant or cow based in the coffee. No fake food.

    What do you consider to be "fake food"?
    I bet a lot of plant based "milks" would qualify.

    Yeah, most plant-based milks are definitely "fake food." It is very difficult to find plant-based milk that doesn't have a lot of additives. I'm not big into the whole "fake food" thing being horrible, but being on an elimination diet has opened my eyes to how much extra stuff is added to plant-based foods.
  • eshults89eshults89 Member Posts: 112 Member Member Posts: 112 Member
    I have always been a Sugar-Free French Vanilla. I just started using Super Creamer because it has protein and fewer chemicals. It takes a little getting used to because of the taste of monk fruit, but I recommend it!
  • janejellyrolljanejellyroll Member Posts: 25,814 Member Member Posts: 25,814 Member
    crackon20 wrote: »
    A nutritionist told me plant or cow based in the coffee. No fake food.

    What do you consider to be "fake food"?
    I bet a lot of plant based "milks" would qualify.

    Yeah, most plant-based milks are definitely "fake food." It is very difficult to find plant-based milk that doesn't have a lot of additives. I'm not big into the whole "fake food" thing being horrible, but being on an elimination diet has opened my eyes to how much extra stuff is added to plant-based foods.

    In a sense, dairy can be said to have additives too, they're just invisibly added upstream in the sense of being fed to cows.

    Here an interesting opinion about palm oil in Canadian dairy: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-dairy-industrys-use-of-palm-oil-breaches-its-moral-contract-with/

    It doesn't seem to be happening to the same extent in the US: https://www.foodpolitics.com/2021/03/and-now-buttergate/

  • penguinmama87penguinmama87 Member, Premium Posts: 706 Member Member, Premium Posts: 706 Member
    @springlering62 I decided to try one of those syrup sampler packs thanks to you! I typically use sweetened condensed milk in my iced coffee, which I think is fine and I weigh it, but I like the idea of saving a few calories too while still getting to enjoy it. So I figured I could give it a whirl since the hot weather has arrived here. Thanks for the tip. :)
  • MamaMc3MamaMc3 Member Posts: 213 Member Member Posts: 213 Member
    I switched to Nut Pods, which is a non-dairy creamer. I will admit that I'd rather have a sugary creamer, but I use a significant amount of it and it takes too many of my calories! This one tastes good enough to me. :)
  • Speakeasy76Speakeasy76 Member Posts: 755 Member Member Posts: 755 Member
    crackon20 wrote: »
    A nutritionist told me plant or cow based in the coffee. No fake food.

    What do you consider to be "fake food"?
    I bet a lot of plant based "milks" would qualify.

    Yeah, most plant-based milks are definitely "fake food." It is very difficult to find plant-based milk that doesn't have a lot of additives. I'm not big into the whole "fake food" thing being horrible, but being on an elimination diet has opened my eyes to how much extra stuff is added to plant-based foods.

    In a sense, dairy can be said to have additives too, they're just invisibly added upstream in the sense of being fed to cows.

    Here an interesting opinion about palm oil in Canadian dairy: https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-the-dairy-industrys-use-of-palm-oil-breaches-its-moral-contract-with/

    It doesn't seem to be happening to the same extent in the US: https://www.foodpolitics.com/2021/03/and-now-buttergate/

    I don't know if this ever actually happened, but I had heard about dairy companies wanting to add things like sucralose to cow's milk to keep up with plant-based milk, since some of those have added sweeteners. Don't know it ever actually happened.

    I personally don't drink a lot of cow's milk (and am not at all right now), but my kids and husbands do--not a lot, but some.
  • xrj22xrj22 Member, Premium Posts: 60 Member Member, Premium Posts: 60 Member
    I like some muscle milk in coffee. I hate the tase otherwize, but in coffee it works. A bit artificial, but I like the idea of protein and atificial sweetner better than fat and high fructose corn syrup. (By the way, don't try brotein powder, most of them clump terribly.)
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