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  • #46
    Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
    I just buy the cacao nibs and eat them....$11.99/lb at Whole Foods
    Just had a handful! I bet they are too bitter for a lot of people. I love 'em, but it won't replace drinking morning coffee!

    I have to try cowboy style or a french press. My cheapo drip coffee maker doesn't really do cacao justice.
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    • #47
      What I have been doing is making a large mug of crio bru with about a quarter cup of heavy cream in it. I usually have some regular coffee later at work. Then I have been eating my first real meal around 10 or as late as noon.

      What this does is help me reduce the amount of caffeine I normally drink while still letting me enjoy the ritual of a nice warm cup in the morning. Plus a minimal form of fasting that might be good or bad, I'm not sure.

      Has anybody noticed they have to pee a lot drinking crio bru? I sure do, but maybe that's because my mugs are full all the way to the top.
      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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      • #48
        I have to pee a lot any way right now due to the critter issue in my sig, lol.

        I like eating cacao nibs. Occumare from Amano is a favorite
        Test of the TRUE chocolate lover, I tell ya what!
        --Trish (Bork)
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        • #49
          Oh, man, I haven't tried it iced, how great will that be, like a yahoo without the crap.
          And that recipe, can't wait. You guys are brilliant.

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          • #50
            I don't think it will be anything like a yoohoo. Yoohoo is insanely sweet compared to crio, unless you add a lot of stevia or something.
            --Trish (Bork)
            TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
            http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
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            • #51
              LOL. Yes, yoohoo. I was telling my sister her yahoo acct apparently had been hacked, brain not so good
              But I do put Sweetleaf in Crio and in green tea and over strawberries and in DH's coffee.

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              • #52
                I'm glad I popped into this thread - Iced crio bru is brilliant. I've been drinking tons of coffee iced lately - this will be a great alternative. I loved the stuff, but went through it so fast and it's expensive (atleast where I found it). Gotta try cowboy style over ice... (wanders off to figure out where else to buy crio bru today).

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                • #53
                  Hint learned from experimentation. After cowboy style bru pot has been sitting around a while, say when you are down to half a pot, run the hand blender around in it to release even more chocolately goodness. You can then add some more water and reboil getting more brew out of less bru.

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                  • #54
                    I gots to find me some of this in AU.

                    Doesn't surprise me at all that people find it so delicious. Back when I worked at a bakery called Chocolate Raspberry, we had bins of different kinds of chocolate. The best-smelling was the completely bitter. Inevitably, despite being warned....one day when you'd stuck your head in that bin just to smell it...you had to taste one.

                    I know I've had ice cream and chocolate truffles with cocoa nibs...mmm.

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                    • #55
                      I will have to try the handblender trick, although I'm a little afraid of splattering grounds all over the place. What I've been doing is using my teapot and just leaving the grounds in the pot. I add more the next day and keep the old ones in. This morning I just make the bru with all leftover grounds. It was fairly weak so I poured it into the french press with some coffee and made a combo of weak crio bru and french press coffee. Nothing really special about it but at least I felt like I got as much as I could out of the crio bru. But next time I'm blenderizing it.
                      Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Paleobird View Post
                        Hint learned from experimentation. After cowboy style bru pot has been sitting around a while, say when you are down to half a pot, run the hand blender around in it to release even more chocolately goodness. You can then add some more water and reboil getting more brew out of less bru.
                        Now yer talkin'. That would make crio bru fit more into my budget. I have a glass teapot like SB has that I have usually used for homemade herbal tea. I hope my stick/hand blender fits thru the top of it. SWEET!!
                        Some people just need a sympathetic pat... On the head... With a hammer.

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                        • #57
                          I don't know if I mentioned this, but I ground up the wet, used grounds a little more and added it to some coconut cream ice cream (canned coconut cream, frozen bananas and strawberries). Tastes sort of like chocolate chip ice cream.
                          Female, 5'3", 50, Max squat: 202.5lbs. Max deadlift: 225 x 3.

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                          • #58
                            I was looking forward to bulletproof chocolate this morning and I left my butter home..drank it without, still good....

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                            • #59
                              my breakfast this morning--

                              1c grass fed heavy cream whisked with 3 eggs custard style and warmed slowly then strained carefully through crio grounds. Then I threw that in my ninja with ice and some almond milk.

                              Breakfast crio frappe!
                              --Trish (Bork)
                              TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                              http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                              FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                              • #60
                                Holy hell on wheels... That sounds rich! And delicious!!!

                                And here I am feeling like I'm being all "indulgent" when I bump up my iced coffee with an extra 1/4 cup of cream on top of the cup of raw whole Jersey/Guernsey milk!!! LOL

                                I'm singing to you're lil' girl in my head again.
                                She gets serenaded with staggering regularity!
                                “You have your way. I have my way. As for the right way, the correct way, and the only way, it does not exist.”
                                ~Friedrich Nietzsche
                                And that's why I'm here eating HFLC Primal/Paleo.

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