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    Egg-free and Dairy-free alternatives to yummy foods?

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    I'm in sort of a predicament. My immune system is extremely temperamental, so I'm mostly paleo, and by necessity. I react badly to dairy, egg, soy, and any grain but rice. So, I'm trying to find creative, healthy, primal versions of things like smoothies, for example. The smoothie recipes thrown around on here sound delicious, but there's always that "whey protein" or "sodium caseinate" (a milk protein derivative) monkey wrench. I've never found any kind of protein powder that I can have, as most are made with dairy, egg, soy, or some nut/grain I can't have LOL. To top it off, I'm somewhat new at all of this, and I'm encountering kind of a hurdle/roadblock. I've been doing bacon for breakfast every day and although it's YUMMY I'm getting a little bored.

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    Sun Warrior makes an all veggie protein powder. I've only tried the plain (it's vile, but it makes great waffles), I'm assuming the chocolate and vanilla taste way better.
    Use coconut milk (native forest, thai kitchen, gold star, etc), throw in some fruit, and you've got yourself a smoothie.
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    There isn't any real need for egg or dairy, although they are awfully convenient sometimes. There's also no need for protein powders. If smoothies are a convenient meal form for you, try to reframe them as cold soups, and if you add coconut cream they can still carry some calories.
    Try to ignore what's classed as 'breakfast' foods. Eat the same stuff as you would do for lunch or dinner. Cold meats and a salad are as quickly thrown together as an omelette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SleepyRoots View Post
    Try to ignore what's classed as 'breakfast' foods. Eat the same stuff as you would do for lunch or dinner. Cold meats and a salad are as quickly thrown together as an omelette.
    Truth. There's been several times I've had dinner for breakfast because it was tasty and convenient.
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    I wouldn't waste time with those protein powders, they''re really not that healthy anyway. If I'm in the mood for a smoothie, I make mine with:

    1 cup of coconut milk (or almond milk, if that's what I have)
    1 tbsp coconut oil
    1 banana
    1 tbsp molasses
    1 tbsp raw cocoa powder

    It has a ton of minerals - molasses is a real nutrional powerhouse, and I find that the coconut oil helps keep me satiated. I used to add ground flaxseed, but now that I'm looking to keep my fiber low, that's out.

    I also tend to not eat in the morning, or eat a meat based dish for 'breakfast'. I find that if i eat sweet/starchy stuff as my first meal, I tend to be hungrier throughout the day, so I usually try to eat my heavy protein/veggie/fatty meal first, then starchy stuff or fruit later in the day. That's just me - my husband can't tolerate anything salty or fatty in the morning, he needs something light and sweet or he'll get nauseous which is weird, because he really dislikes sugary stuff in general, hates desert, and has a major salt tooth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BestBetter View Post
    It has a ton of minerals - molasses is a real nutrional powerhouse
    Why do you call molasses a nutritional powerhouse? I am brand new to this, so please bear with me. Good numbers on manganese and magnesium, but basicially looks just like sugar. What am I missing? Thanks.

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    Here's a quick link to some info on the nutrional benefits of molasses:

    WHFoods: Blackstrap molasses

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    Quote Originally Posted by BestBetter View Post
    Here's a quick link to some info on the nutrional benefits of molasses:

    WHFoods: Blackstrap molasses
    Yes, I read that before I posted. Guess it is a matter of semantics. Thanks for your prompt follow-up. I have been learning a ton here. Wish I would have found you years ago!

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    Thank you everyone! Your input has been very helpful. I had forgotten all about blackstrap molasses - thank you for the reminder!

    I wasn't yet aware of coconut cream but it sounds LOVELY. Does anyone have a favorite brand? Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artbuc View Post
    Why do you call molasses a nutritional powerhouse? I am brand new to this, so please bear with me. Good numbers on manganese and magnesium, but basicially looks just like sugar. What am I missing? Thanks.
    As long as it is Black Strap Molassas it is a nutritional power house. You are correct that it is sugar but it has so much more. I would almost say it is as if Sugar is to regular Salt like Blackstrap Molassas is to Celtic Sea Salt. Read some things it can cure on this site. Molasses Cures

    I am in the same boat as you. I have begun to limit anything that causes my autoimmune disease issues to flare (I was tested). So no nuts (allergy to peanuts and almonds), dairy (Casein), grains (gluten, rye, amaranth, barley) legumes (no allergy but not primal), or eggs. I have been drinking a hemp milk, hemp protein, Berries, banana, and coconut oil smoothy every day for about 2 weeks. It's not terribly yummy but it kind of grows on you. I stopped worrying about trying to make paleo foods that mimic regular a while back. It is to much work and usually tastes terrible and only dissappoints. So I, like you, eat alot of simple whole foods. I have no problems with seeds so I eat sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, seseme seeds etc....Hemp protein doesn't have alot of protein in it. I believe it's like 13 g per serving but it is better than skipping breakfast which makes me naseous.

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