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    Anyone have any good primal smoothie ideas without the use of protein powder or sweeteners? I was thinking avocados, spinach, and eggs would work well, perhaps throw in some blueberries for sweetness? Any thoughts?


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    One I used to make was just throw some frozen mixed berries in a good blender and blend until you have a berry slushy. If it gets too solid, add some berry type juice to soften it a little.


    Sort of like a cross between a sorbet and a smoothie...

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    Smoothie options: small chunk of banana, berries, avocado, spinach, coconut milk (base for most of mine), almond (or other)butter, carrots... also toss in some cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, mint, etc

    I just play around with whatever I find in the kitchen/patio garden that fits in my little hand blender thingy.


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    Last week at Son Of Grok's house we had primal smoothies that were just coconut milk, blueberries, unsweetened cocoa powder and plenty of ice. They were delicious!


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    I do berries, green papaya, parsley, spirulina, coco milk and raw milk yogurt (I have a continuous culture in the fridge!). Sometimes some other stuff but thats it.

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    In the mornings I'll generally throw whatever fresh/frozen fruit I have in with some egg whites,a spoonfull of ground flax, and a scoop (~2tbs) of hemp protein powder.


    Which brings me to the question - is hemp protein paleo/primal?


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    Hemp powder isn't paleo and I think it's kind of pointless.


    Mark has said he uses protein powder, so I guess it can be part of a primal diet.

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    Tubers (potato/arrowroot etc) . . . Modernly palatable (cashews/olives etc) . . . Refined foods (salt/sugars etc )
    Legumes (soy/beans/peas etc)

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    I use a vanilla raw milk whey protein powder as a base & add from there. I used to do spinach-banana but bananas are too high GI for me. My current faves are cherry- cacao, celery-kiwiberry, ginger-berry & as an occasional treat in the late summer, concord grape(w/seeds) fresh black figs & star anise. Add-ins: a dash of tumeric, Salba (a type of chia), raw greens powder, raw local honey, sheep milk yogurt, spices of all kinds. It helps tremendously to have a high speed blender (Ktec, Vitamix etc) to break down your greens nicely for enhanced digestion and that wonderful silky texture.


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    annadragon- that sounds really good. i like that your smoothies have greens in them. although, all these smoothies sound pretty carby.


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    For me an avocado smoothie is kinda like drinking guacamole with different ingredients. And now that I think about it I might try to make a guac smoothie...mmmmm.

    Sometimes though I eat the avocado before I get the guac made

    Leaves my poor SO asking, "What happened to that guac your were gonna make? I was hoping to eat some." D'oh!


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