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  • Smoothie booster

    If you don't agree with smoothies please don't post...start your own thread about how we might as well drink coke etc.
    I always put kale in my smoothies and I sometimes use home-dried when I can't get to the shop. The home dried seems to blend better. I have also started adding a spoon of green tea matcha because of its well known and comprehensive health benefits. I am considering adding some powdered kelp to make sure I'm getting the iodine that my body may or may not need (separate thread again you halide haters).
    Any thoughts on proportions for maximum benefits and minimal wastage.
    Other ingredients Chaokoh coconut milk (less additives than others)
    Banana
    Frozen Blueberries
    Vanilla
    Cinnamon
    Spoon of raw, cold-spun honey
    Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
    www.primaljoy.co.uk

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    Please check the iodine content of kelp before adding it; it's pretty easy to overdose on iodine. Yes I know there's an iodine thread where people take in mega amounts, but IMO more than 2-3 mg/day could be harmful. I get about 1 mg from mixing kelp flakes with salt on my eggs. If you're taking iodine, eat some Brazil nuts because you need selenium to absorb the iodine.
    5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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    • #3
      Add 1-2TBS of unmodified potato starch. Cheap and easy to find. It's a great prebiotic, your gut microbes break it down very well.

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      • #4
        Potato starch makes me fart like a cow after a curry
        Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by MaceyUK View Post
          Potato starch makes me fart like a cow after a curry
          proof that you need it!

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          • #6
            A couple of raw eggs and/or a couple ounces of raw liver would do wonders for that concoction.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Neckhammer View Post
              A couple of raw eggs and/or a couple ounces of raw liver would do wonders for that concoction.
              ...Raw liver? But what about the taste...?
              Out of context quote for the day:

              Clearly Gorbag is so awesome he should be cloned, reproducing in the normal manner would only dilute his awesomeness. - Urban Forager

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Wildrose View Post
                ...Raw liver? But what about the taste...?
                You'll never notice with all that other stuff in there.

                I use to make my son a simple smoothie with home made yogurt, strawberries, bannanas, and a couple ounces liver.... a few times a week. He never had a clue . Now if you load up more than just a couple ounces (like 6oz or something), then yeah you will taste that.

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                • #9
                  Just wondering...how often do cows GET curry in the UK?

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                  • #10
                    Mine always have home-made kefir and usually some nuts/ seeds, thrown in whole.




                    ETA - and can I just say I wrote that before seeing the preceding post? But it works out well anyhow...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                      Just wondering...how often do cows GET curry in the UK?
                      Everybody gets to and indeed has to eat curry in the uk, it's the law!
                      Man seeks to change the foods available in nature to suit his tastes, thereby putting an end to the very essence of life contained in them.
                      www.primaljoy.co.uk

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by otzi View Post
                        Add 1-2TBS of unmodified potato starch. Cheap and easy to find. It's a great prebiotic, your gut microbes break it down very well.
                        otzi, how often would you recommend to use the potato starch for the best benefit.
                        Some of you may die, but that is a risk I'm willing to take.

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                        • #13
                          I switch back and forth between baby kale and baby spinach. I little trick that works well for me is to buy in bulk from Costco and store in the freezer for better storage. I make kefir from coconut milk and the sourness really offsets the bitterness of greens. I have a Vitamix and really pulverize the greens before adding other ingredients like a banana and berries. The other thing I add from time to time is chia seeds.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Black Timber View Post
                            otzi, how often would you recommend to use the potato starch for the best benefit.
                            Start out with 1-2TBS/day, up it to 3-4TBS/day after a couple weeks, then back off just using 1-4TBS a few days a week or whenever you feel like it, really.

                            I'm also told Mung Bean starch is easily available and just as good, or better than potato starch.

                            If you are interested in gut health Dr.BG has a good series on the care and feeding of gut flora. Resistant Starch is a great food-source for gut microbes, hence the potato starch.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by otzi View Post
                              Start out with 1-2TBS/day, up it to 3-4TBS/day after a couple weeks, then back off just using 1-4TBS a few days a week or whenever you feel like it, really.

                              I'm also told Mung Bean starch is easily available and just as good, or better than potato starch.

                              If you are interested in gut health Dr.BG has a good series on the care and feeding of gut flora. Resistant Starch is a great food-source for gut microbes, hence the potato starch.
                              otzi, Thanks for the info and the link. Looks interesting!
                              Some of you may die, but that is a risk I'm willing to take.

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