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    Do they fit in with the primal plan, or no? I've been having them for breakfast every day.

    Mine are typically:
    1 1/2 c. spinach
    1/4 c. frozen pineapple/peach
    1 tsp. lemon CLO
    A little water

    I'm going to start adding a bit of coconut oil to them and see what that does to the texture.
    Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

    If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

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  • #2
    Its not bad but if you are trying to lose weight I would recommend swapping pineapples/peaches for blueberries. Pineapples and peaches have a higher glycemic load than most fruits and carry a lot of fructose which can make weight loss harder.
    "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

    People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Balance View Post
      Its not bad but if you are trying to lose weight I would recommend swapping pineapples/peaches for blueberries. Pineapples and peaches have a higher glycemic load than most fruits and carry a lot of fructose which can make weight loss harder.
      Very true, that would make the shake perfect, I would also definitely go with the coconut milk

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      • #4
        That's probably why I like them. I'm not specifically going for losing weight, but I think I might be anyways. I should probably start using blackberries (I don't like blueberries unless they're in forbidden foods ) just so there's less sugar.
        Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

        If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Stevoreo View Post
          Very true, that would make the shake perfect, I would also definitely go with the coconut milk
          I have a can in the pantry, I'll try it out.
          Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

          If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

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          • #6
            I also consume a Green Smoothie a day, or every other day.

            Your Green Smoothie looks super Primal to me . I add Protein Powder to mine, which I know isn't "Primal", but it's much less acidic than a breakfast of eggs and bacon and I'm trying to Alkalize my body.

            Be sure to use Fitday or something to chart the carbs in your smoothies. If your goal is weight loss, you might want to switch to a lower carb berry. Blueberries are delish. Though 1/4 cup isn't that much, so I don't know how worried I would be. If you're losing weight and consuming these bad boys keep doing what you're doing!

            Here's my newest Green Smoothie creation. Best one I've ever had. Ever.

            -1/2 Cup Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk
            -1 cup Ice
            -Big Huge Handful of Spinach
            -1.5 Scoops Protein Powder
            -1/2 Scoop Amazing Greens Chocolate Superfood
            -1/8 Cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
            -Dash Cinnamon
            -1 TB Xylitol Sweetened Maple Syrup (Not sure if this is primal because it's "fake", but my body can't take regular Maple Syrup)
            -1 TB Almond Butter
            -1.5 TB Salba

            Dang. Now that I look at that it's a lot of ingredients. But if you ever have any of them on hand I encourage you to try them out . That's the beauty of a green smoothie. There's so much mixing and matching to do!

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            • #7
              Any suggestions on greens besides spinach? Arugula is too spicy.
              Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

              If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

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              • #8
                Spinach, kale, cabbage, turnip greens, beet greens....
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                • #9
                  ...any kind of lettuce with a smattering of fresh herbs like basil, mint or parsley, watercress... I really like fresh watercress with strawberries, but I suppose if you find arugula too spicy, watercress might be a bit much.

                  I'm trying to cut back a bit on the whey powder in my smoothies - apart from anything else, it's stunningly expensive - and I'm looking for other ways to get a decent amount of protein in there. Egg yolks, nut butters, liquid whey from homemade yoghourt, ground linseeds... anything else? (It'd be simpler just to eat bacon & eggs, wouldn't it?)

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                  • #10
                    OOooooooh. I have a large amount of dried mint that I'd bought to make mint syrup with. I bet I can add it to my smoothies (they normally sit for about 20 minutes before I drink them because I make them before I leave, then carry them with me to work).
                    Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

                    If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

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                    • #11
                      I added coconut milk to mine today...then realized the can I had in the pantry was "Lite" - not full-fat. It turned out darn tasty anyways. I'm going to get frozen blueberries and blackberries and full-fat coconut milk at the store today.
                      Most people don't realize how much energy it takes for me to pretend to be normal.

                      If I wanted to listen to an asshole, I'd fart.

                      Twibble's Twibbly Wibbly

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