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Goats milk or cows milk

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by cocacola, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. cocacola

    cocacola Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Which would be better for a low carb diet? I'm trying to find a better alternative to rolled oats, fruit and semi skimmed cows milk for breakfast.
    I've been having milk shakes with crushed flax seed, a banana (or raspberries) and semi skimmed cows milk. I have a bowel condition so need the extra fibre.
    Is goats milk less sugar than cows?
     
  2. Brunneria

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    You would need to look at the nutrient breakdown of the different types of milk (Tescos website offers this for every food they sell).

    I would give more consideration to whether you are going for full fat, semi or skimmed, because that affects the carb content a bit.
    Also, lactofree, or not. Again, there are minor differences.

    I have found that milk (containing whey proteins) affects my blood glucose to a surprisingly degree, so have eliminated it. I use cream, butter and cheese, which have had the whey removed, and have no problems.

    Also, I think that if you check the carb content of bananas, you will find that they have a much higher carb content than the milk.

    I find green smoothies, made with the appropriate balance of fruit and veg have a wonderful 'fibre presence' ;), no dairy, and minimal blood glucose impact. :)
     
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    timerich Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Would love to know how you make your green smoothie as I definitely need the 'fibre presence' lol:rolleyes:
     
  4. Brunneria

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    Well,

    I have a big blender, so the following will make about a 1.5 litre jug, which I would drink in 3x500mls.
    I worked it all out once, and only remember the approx figs, but each 500mls gave approx 12g carb, and was about 130 cals. I think. But you have to understand that every smoothie varies a little, and whatever you throw into it will affect the result.

    Have a look online and follow the link in my signature for green smoothie recipes, but I just stick to comparatively low carb ones, by choosing mainly berries as the fruit.

    you want 60% veg and 40% fruit. approx (everything is approx!!!)

    1 largish courgette
    half a bag of spinach
    Any other mild tasting veg you have handy, including carrots, peas, sugarsnaps,
    1/3 punnet frozen pineapple
    1/3 punnet frozen berries

    pack into blender and add cold water or ice to at least half way up the contents.

    Blitz.

    Enjoy

    Add anything else you fancy, including avocado or cashews or macadamia nuts (makes it creamy), superfood powders like spirulina, wheat or barley grass, hemp oil, etc.
     
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  5. timerich

    timerich Family member · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for this,Will definitely try, surprised about the pineapple, but love it. Before I started LCHF (to keep my husband company as he's type 2) I used to juice every day (lots of apples) as I don't like pure veg juices. Seems obvious now to use berries:banghead: as that's what I've substituted for apples in puds:)
     
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    cocacola Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Do you use a Nutribullet for juicing? I've toyed with the idea of buying one. But don't want the novelty to wear off and it be pushed to the back of the cupboard. They are not cheap.
     
  7. Brunneria

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    I've got a vitamix, but if it ever dies, i will definitely go for one of those bullet things.

    The pineapple is too sweet really, but buried with the veg, it hardly makes an impact in my blood glucose.

    Oh, and avocado is food too. Makes the smoothie really creamy.
     
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