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  • Staying primal w/ a broken jaw...

    I just had to have my jaw reset yesterday morning, which means everything I eat has to be blended and sucked through a straw. This, of course, most easily done with processed powders, dairy, and juices. Just blending what I'd normally eat sounds easier than it is- I had italian sausage last night, blended and strained w/ beef broth. Itcame out well, but I had a hell of a time trying to suck it up.

    Any suggestion, anyone been here before?

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    Are you adverse to dairy because it doesn't agree with you or because some people interpret it as being neolithic? Mark puts it in a "decide for yourself" area. If your system tolerates it, kefir all by itself or as a base for shakes could be your best friend right now. You could blend in some eggs, berries, etc.

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    • #3
      parsnip mash, mmmm
      protein pudding
      protein shake

      yeah that's all I got, sorry dude.
      --Trish (Bork)
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      • #4
        Other than a little gas, my system's fine with dairy; I've been overdoing it a bit, though, in the last few months, and am more concerned relying on it wholly. I'll look into the kefir, though.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Figlio di Moros View Post
          Other than a little gas, my system's fine with dairy; I've been overdoing it a bit, though, in the last few months, and am more concerned relying on it wholly. I'll look into the kefir, though.
          Because it's fermented, it can be much easier on your system. Even some people who are lactose intolerant when drinking regular milk do fine with kefir.
          Also a lot of people do fine with raw dairy products (the laws on this vary from state to state). Also goat milk is easily tolerated by many people who have a problem with cow milk.

          I recently started drinking cultured coconut milk but I don't know if this is available everywhere. It is the consistency and tangy taste of kefir but with less carbs and more fat. A very tasty option.

          You could try to locate some maca powder to mix in your drinks if you need/want more carbs. It would be a natural alternative to powdered mixes.

          There is also a guy who makes a protein drink powder (c'mon memory) that is just eggs, totally natural stuff.
          This guy : http://www.jayrobb.com/protein/egg-w...in-vanilla.asp
          Last edited by Paleobird; 06-24-2012, 03:56 PM. Reason: add link

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          • #6
            Maybe some avocado diluted with olive oil? I usually use that as a base for my homemade salad dressings. I'm sure you could dilute it with other oils such as coconut oil, and it would come out just fine as well.

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            • #7
              Avocados, definitely.

              You could start with a homemade mayo base. Just bend 2 raw eggs then drizzle in about a cup of oil (I like coconut, olive, or avocado oil). Drizzle it in really slowly with the blades turning on high through the hole in the lid. Then, when you have mayo, you could blend in lots of other proteins like canned tuna or chicken. The creaminess of the mayo might make it easier to get it down to a straw worthy consistency.

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              • #8
                Definately thinking "green smoothies" ultilizing kale, spiniach, ect...

                Just water, ice, cup or two of kale, and maybe a 1/4 cup of blueberries and viola!

                I wonder what the result would be if you just made a meal like normal and tossed it in the blender, veggies, meat, spices and all. Would it taste good? I mean... It all goes to the same place, right?
                "The cling and a clang is the metal in my head when I walk. I hear a sort of, this tinging noise - cling clang. The cling clang. So many things happen while walking. The metal in my head clangs and clings as I walk - freaks my balance out. So the natural thought is just clogged up. Totally clogged up. So we need to unplug these dams, and make the the natural flow... It sort of freaks me out. We need to unplug the dams. You cannot stop the natural flow of thought with a cling and a clang..."

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                • #9
                  The sausage didn't taste bad, but even after being mixed with broth and seived, it still clogs up around my teeth. I don't imagine food that compliments eachother on a plate would be bad companions in a blender, though.

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                  • #10
                    I make a smoothie with kefir and two eggs--whites cooked, yolks raw. But when I was in graduate school and had my wisdom teeth out I got so tired of sweet shakes that I finally put what my parents were eating in a blender--squid with tomato sauce. Do you like mashed cauliflower? How about cucumber soup?
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                    age 56, type 2 diabetes, swimmer
                    low carb since 2006 thanks to Jenny, primal since Jan. 2012

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                    • #11
                      What happened, someone hooked you?

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                      • #12
                        Almost anything can be blended and/or liquified. Here's some ideas:
                        Smoothies: use avocado and/or coconut milk for the creamy component if you wish to avoid dairy. Any type of veg or fruit. Eggs and nut butters are good in smoothies. Blend it long enough and the texture will be OK for a straw. If using raw eggs, wash the egg before cracking, and consume the smoothie right away (as in don't save half for tomorrow), just to reduce risks around salmonella).
                        Soups or stews of any kind can be blended. Add enough liquid to make it suckable. You might want to have some good broth on hand in the fridge that you can just nuke and add to any meals not liquid enough. Think beef stew, chili, meat/veggie/tomato sauce, oriental style stir-fry, curries. Squash soup, cold gazpacho-type soups, cream of anything (home-made if possible).
                        You will need both sweet and savoury options to keep things interesting. Good luck!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Pamsc View Post
                          I make a smoothie with kefir and two eggs--whites cooked, yolks raw. But when I was in graduate school and had my wisdom teeth out I got so tired of sweet shakes that I finally put what my parents were eating in a blender--squid with tomato sauce. Do you like mashed cauliflower? How about cucumber soup?
                          Never had cucumber soup, though I've had squash soup a few times and it's good. I suppose that wouldn't be such a bad option, either.

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                          • #14
                            The "blend your dinner" thing works. I did that with one of my daughters because she was in agony with her newly-acquired orthodontic braces and at that point couldn't have pressed down on a marshmallow to save her soul. I just diced the meat into small cubes so the meat fibers wouldn't get caught on the blender blades and made up some lightly salted complimentary broth flavor to goose it with. Kind of reminded me of my childhood and wondering how astronaut food would be - texture would be "wrong" for the flavor profile, but flavor good, nonetheless.

                            Lots of good ideas here - I think I will copy some just in case of whatever.

                            Good luck with your healing!
                            I have a mantra that I have spouted for years... "If I eat right, I feel right. If I feel right, I exercise right. If I exercise right, I think right. If I think right, I eat right..." Phil-SC

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                            • #15
                              Think about investing in a Vitamix.
                              Pricey, but worth the kit to get you through the recovery.
                              It SHOULD blend everything smooth, including meat and stuff, given a little bit of time.
                              And it will last basically forever.
                              “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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