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  • Wow! My gym cafe sells paleo deliciousness!

    I was totally shocked this morning when I wandered over to the new "live food" cafe in my gym post work-out for some coffee to take with me on the commute to work.
    The chef who oversees the cafe said would I like anything else and then starts enumerating his offerings (before I could say no) including "a gluten free, dairy free parfait." That got my attention!!
    He said it contained fresh coconut, toasted coconut, ground almonds and fresh fruit. So I said "do you mean you use canned coconut milk?"
    "No, no, I get young green coconuts, take the meat and process it until it is creamy and that is the base of the parfait."
    I stared at him in disbelief! You just don't find this quality of ingredients in "to-go" convenience food or in gyms which usually make smoothies with frankenfood protein powders. Needless to say, I bought one and OH MAN was it good! I think he added a touch of cinnamon to the toasted coconut and almonds and there were a few pieces of dried fruit as well for chew. It was pricey (as expected) so I won't get it often, but as a treat once a week or so, definitely. It was just so refreshing (and surprising) to see higher caliber ingredients making their way into convenience foods and quick serve cafes.
    I can't wait to see him again and tell him how much I enjoyed it and how amazed I was he even offered it.

  • #2
    I am very happy for you. Truly. That is awesome.

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    • #3
      Wow! I'm jealous. My gym just has tons of those huge 'muscle milk' containers behind the counter. Yuck!

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      • #4
        Hopefully its the start of something better and not an anomoly
        Primal since March 2011

        Female/29 years old/5' 1"/130ish lbs

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        • #5
          you suck, i'm jealous. Hope this catches on in other places.
          Karin


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          What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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          • #6
            I saw this magazine Living Without - Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Other Food Allergies while waiting in line at Whole Foods yesterday. Whoo!

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            • #7
              Mmm, lucky! That sounds so good!
              Making adventure out of this thing called life

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              • #8
                Those young coconuts are a staple of raw fooders.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by AnneArchy View Post
                  I saw this magazine Living Without - Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free and Other Food Allergies while waiting in line at Whole Foods yesterday. Whoo!
                  good magazine.. its usually nut free with recipes too
                  Karin


                  Created by MyFitnessPal.com - Free Calorie Counter

                  What am I doing? Depends on the day.

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                  • #10
                    That sounds incredibly delicious!
                    Pre-Primal SW: 161
                    CW- 150
                    Goal 120ish

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                    • #11
                      I used to make this breakfast porridge (before I gave up nuts ) It sounds like something you might like - pretty similar to what you described. It is amazing for breakfast. Good warm or cold - but I like it cold best.

                      1. Meat and liquid from 2 fresh, young coconuts
                      2. 2-3 cups of soaked almonds
                      3. 2 apples, cut into pieces
                      4. 5 figs
                      5. cinnamon and/or nutmeg to taste

                      Blend together until the consistency of oatmeal. It keeps in the fridge for at least a week.

                      I think it might be good with half macadamia nuts, half almonds. Or add a little coconut milk to it.
                      Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

                      http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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