Raw eggs in my coffee–I’VE GONE TOO FAR!

I love this kind of thing about the Paleo community. As if putting a stick of butter in your coffee wasn’t weird enough, now we’re putting raw eggs in our coffee! Stop the madness!

In all seriousness, tho, I never tried Bulletproof coffee because I don’t feel like whipping out the blender first thing in the morning, and don’t like the idea of my coffee having an oil slick. But the idea of Primal Egg Coffee sounded interesting, and a few in Mark’s forum have reported pretty good results with just beating the egg with a fork instead of using a blender.

I was gonna try it first in the evening on a weekend, in case I ended up not liking it or it made me sick or something, but I slept REALLY poorly last night (nothing serious, just once in awhile, I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back too sleep for 2 hours–not fun) and ended up getting up a full half-hour early. Mark and others have reported this giving them extra energy, so I figured it’d be as good a morning as any to try it.

I added my cream, truvia and sugar to the cup as usual, then cracked the egg in there, and beat it with a fork as best I could, then I added the coffee in three parts, beating between each. I was afraid I’d end up with egg goop at the bottom of the cup, but fortunately I didn’t (yah, there’s a texture I don’t need in my mouth first thing in the morning–ick).

It really didn’t effect the taste at all, or even the color, which is good–just gives it a thicker consistency, which is kind of nice. Only thing I don’t like is that all that stirring causes the coffee to cool off too quickly, so I’m wishing I’d microwaved it a bit afterwards, but oh well. I use a coffee warmer and was hoping that’d help, but it didn’t until I got to the last inch or two of coffee.

It definitely seems more filling, which is actually the original reason I wanted to try this. I normally have a cup of coffee when I first wake up, then I have a proper breakfast once I get to work. Used to work fine, but lately, I am STARVING by the time I get there, so I’ve been wondering what I could do differently to hold myself over until then–really not into solid food in the morning, I just want my coffee. Then I read that this is supposed to be extra-filling (not surprising with the added egg) so I figured I’d give it a try soon.

So that’s my experience with Primal Egg Coffee so far. Time will tell if it staves off hunger as long as I’m hoping–maybe I’ll go back and edit later to give the consensus on that)

EDIT – Wow, kept me full for 2 extra hours and probably more. Instead of being starving at 7:30, I’m a bit peckish at nearly 9:30 (after exercise, no less). Could probably go awhile longer without eating, but it’s hard to not put myself on a schedule when I’m at work for some reason. I will skip my second cup of coffee, tho.

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2 Responses to “Raw eggs in my coffee–I’VE GONE TOO FAR!”

  1. That’s really interesting. I’ve heard of the buttered coffee thing (hubby does that sometimes) and have tried coconut oil in coffee…. and yeah, the layer of oil on top isn’t really appealing. However, some cream (a tbsp or two) does a good job of emulsifying most of it, but you still get droplets of oil on the top.

    I’m curious about the egg coffee now! It sounds interesting. Maybe I’ll try it as an afternoon snack. Thanks for the tip!

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