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    I gave up juicing when I went primal...too many apples and carrots in there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyBodyWeight View Post
    Anyone else reject smoothies when they went primal?

    Jammed with banana, fruit, choco. protein powder
    Massive sugar bomb
    Massive insulin spike
    FAT

    I have one every few months, but strictly treat it as a tasty junk food indulgence.
    Noooope, have one almost every morning for breakfast (complemented with nuts and a boiled egg as later snacks) with usually a combo of some of the following items, mine are no sugar bombs and keep me going for 5 to 6 hours without the mid-morning insulin/sugar crash:

    hemp seeds or hemp protein powder (organic)
    banana (organic)
    dried berries (goji, blueberries, cranberries)
    fresh berries (blueberries, strawberries) all organic and depends of what's available in season, I freeze what I can
    pineapple, apple or other available season fruits (small amounts of these)
    coconut oil or manana (organic)
    raw organic cocoa powder (no sugar added in that stuff)
    whole almonds, cashews or walnuts
    chia seeds
    avocado
    whole milk (organic rBGH and antibios free of course)
    dates

    My pregnant wife needs to check her blood sugar 4X a day, she has the same shakes as me and her sugar is always below 90 after one of these while the other day we had a bowl of vegetables soup that contained potatoes and her blood sugar rose to over 150 (she needs to stay below 140), that says it all.
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    I don't really like them. Seriously.
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    Our smoothies are:
    kefir
    berries (whatever's in the freezer)
    1/2 banana

    My partner will usually add some whey protein since her metabolism is diff than mine.

    A tiny bit of insulin spike, but I can stay in ketosis most of the time anyway.

    The savory smoothie sounds good, like a V-8 shushy.
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    A banana, half an avocado, some baby spinach, unsweetened cocoa, dash of cream, water. Tastes sweet but not to much sugar, for me anyway.
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    Studies have shown that liquid nutritional formulas like this elicit a higher insulin response because the food requires less digestion and is this absorbed faster. Here's a picture from one such study:


    NF=Nutritional Formula GT=Glucose Test ST=Standard Test Meal


    Liquid Nutritional Formula Compared with a Standard Meal
    Based on the Discussion and Conclusion section:
    Same GI.
    Same blood glucose.
    Different insulin response.

    Glycemic Index and Insulin Response to a Liquid Nutritional Formula Compared with a Standard Meal[/QUOTE]
    Last edited by OnlyBodyWeight; 07-24-2012 at 05:02 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyBodyWeight View Post
    Studies have shown that liquid nutritional formulas like this elicit a higher insulin response because the food requires less digestion and is this absorbed faster. Here's a picture from one such study:


    NF=Nutritional Formula GT=Glucose Test ST=Standard Test Meal


    Liquid Nutritional Formula Compared with a Standard Meal
    Based on the Discussion and Conclusion section:
    Same GI.
    Same blood glucose.
    Different insulin response.

    Glycemic Index and Insulin Response to a Liquid Nutritional Formula Compared with a Standard Meal
    OK, but the question is why should I (a healthy individual who is not obese and doesn't have any issues) be concerned about this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KathyH View Post
    OK, but the question is why should I (a healthy individual who is not obese and doesn't have any issues) be concerned about this?
    Umm, so you don't get fat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnlyBodyWeight View Post
    Umm, so you don't get fat?
    Who says high insulin on its own every once in a while makes you fat?

    To answer the original question, I wasn't a huge fan of smoothies, necessarily, but I do love the taste of kale and apple together. I also cannot tolerate too many raw carrots, so I find juiced carrots absolutely delicious.

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