Saturday, August 29, 2009


2:00 pm

+ an LC Coffee Coconut Milk Shake - a few ounces of organic (full fat) coconut milk and cold water, a scoop of natural vanilla egg white protein, organic sprouted flax meal, 3 ice cubes, a tsp of organic instant coffee and a dash of organic stevia and Also Salt

5:00 pm

+ several slices of natural sopressata topped with an Italian spinach dip

+ a few ounces of raw goat cheese

6:30 pm

+ a strong cup of organic white tea (3 tea bags worth)

9:30 pm

carnitas (from Whole Foods Market) and a feta and organic Jack cheese stuffed Pasilla pepper

12:00 am

+ a strong cup of organic white tea (3 tea bags worth)

+ 2 lower-carb version of Mad's Mean and Low Down Chocolate Walnut Cookies *

* The size of each cookie has been reduced. The same recipe now makes 25 cookies. Also, 2.5 cups of Splenda was used instead of 3 cups. This time, Mad used the "Dutched" cocoa.
Overall, the taste was milder/smoother and still sweet enough. I'd say the degree of sweetness was improved actually.


anne h said...

spinach dip - yummy!

Harry/JP said...

It's awesome, Anne. Highly recommended.

They sell it in the olive section at Whole Foods. It's so green and savory! Mmmm.

Hope you're enjoying some delicious food too this weekend. :-)

Angie said...

I liked your article on white tea... It seems MUCH more beneficial than green tea....

How is the taste? I used to hate coffee when I first started drinking it, but now I love it. A little too much.

Harry/JP said...

Thanks, Angie!

The taste, IMO, is milder than green or black tea. The color is also lighter - perhaps an obvious observation on my part. ;-)

I still love coffee too. I'm also of the view that coffee is pretty darn healthy (for most people). But, white tea has some unique benefits as well. So, I'm mixing it up.

I think I already mentioned this in the column but ... white tea is rich in an amino acid called "theanine". It helps to take the edge off the jittery aspects of caffeine - without nullifying the overall energizing effect. Think: a calmer, smoother energy.

A strong cup of white tea works as well for me as my usual ChocoCoffee (which is considerably higher in caffeine).