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September 25, 2012

JR’s Breakfast Smoothie

By Mark Sisson
19 Comments

Mark’s Daily Apple reader JR submitted this Primal Blueprint recipe video as his entry to this year’s Primal Blueprint Recipe Video contest. This is one in a series of recipe videos, workout videos, Grokfeasts and other contest submissions that will be published all week long. View them all and vote for your favorites later this week. Grok on!

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Primal Toad
4 years 4 days ago

Hmm…. this is what I should have done!!

lockard
lockard
4 years 4 days ago

lots of carbs – man this is dessert not breakfast

Sd
Sd
4 years 4 days ago

Way too much sugar! Agree with lockard on this.

Jennie
Jennie
4 years 4 days ago

Agree with lockard. I was surprised at how much fruit this has in it. Maybe cut back on some of the fruit and add a 1/4 of an avocado for healthy and filling fats and it adds a nice thick texture. I also like to add some pasteurized egg for protein and a generous sprinkle of cinnamon.

Primal Toad
Primal Toad
4 years 4 days ago

Dont fear fruit!

Ali Richards
Ali Richards
4 years 4 days ago

SO products like that one above contain the additive carrageenan. Carrageenan has a long and significant history of significant correlations to different types of cancer and acute anti-inflammatory responses. It’s used in plant milk products to improve the viscosity. That and the high sugar content make this very unappealing to me. There is still a lot of research and debate about the Carrageenan but I’ve read enough to think twice before consuming it. Just a little food for thought!
Also, I do a frozen spinach, avocado with hemp protein and macadamia butter smoothie. It sounds grose, but it’s pretty darn good!

ELA
ELA
2 years 5 months ago

NOTE: Mark’s Primal Fuel protein powder also contains carageenan, though it’s listed as “kelp plant extract.” (I emailed customer service to ask – they confirmed that it’s one in the same)

Would love his review of this ingredient and the recent press about it’s toxicity:
http://www.naturalcuresnotmedicine.com/2014/04/watch-out-for-this-carcinogen-in-organic-food.html

charles grashow
charles grashow
4 years 4 days ago
The coconut milk he’s using So Delicious UNSWEETENED COCONUT MILK BEVERAGE is garbage – notice it’s calla beverage not coconut milk Ingredients: ORGANIC COCONUT MILK (ORGANIC COCONUT CREAM, WATER, GUAR GUM), CALCIUM PHOSPHATE, MAGNESIUM PHOSPHATE, CARRAGEENAN, VITAMIN A PALMITATE, VITAMIN D-2, L-SELENOMETHIONINE (SELENIUM), ZINC OXIDE, FOLIC ACID, VITAMIN B-12. Notice Vitamin D-2 – This is CRAP 1) His smoothie is all fruit – all carbs with a small amount of fat Nutrition Facts for the +coconut milk” Serving Size 1 cup (240 mL) Amount Per Serving Calories 50 Calories from Fat 50 % Daily Value* Total Fat 5g 8% Saturated… Read more »
jrVegantoPrimal
jrVegantoPrimal
4 years 4 days ago
Thanks for the comments guys, I appreciate the advice about the coconut milk. It is a recent addition into my diet so I will look around for alternatives. As for the haters, this is not a daily smoothie, I have it on occasion mixed in with other recipes which are mostly veggie based. This was my first ever how-to video and wanted to do something quick and easy, I wasn’t planning on winning but wanted to participate since I have the time. As for the sugar/protein comments, I totally understand, but we are all different. When I eat a protein… Read more »
Cherie
4 years 4 days ago

Hi JR – It takes a lot of work to put together a video and I enjoyed watching yours. Congratulations on your weight loss and overall primal success! Do what works for you, adjust what doesn’t (but you already know that).

Kirk
3 years 11 months ago
Those are kind words Cherie. Thank for being so positive. JR – Your shake is almost identical to mine and I LOVE it. I’ve been dealing with an extra 30 lbs for 30 years, (I just lost 18 of those pounds in the past 11 weeks on PB!) so in my book, anyone who can lose 60 lbs gets my attention. “Weigh” to go bro! Don’t worry about people who disagree with you. They have that right, but being Primal (at least to me) is about a healthy lifestyle, and that includes the words and attitudes we choose to use… Read more »
Brad B
Brad B
4 years 3 days ago

Nobody’s a hater. That is a really unfortunate expression. It really is a lot of fruit. I have a smoothie for breakfast every day, but I boost the protein and try to stick with one or two fruits so I can actually taste the strawberries, or raspberries, or whatever it is I have in the fridge that day. It is always a modest amount though in order to control the sugar spike.

deb
deb
4 years 4 days ago

I do think that is a lot of fruit BUT it is full of nutrients. I use raw regular organic grass fed milk. I add greens and chia seeds and aloe (fresh)..sometimes a avacado and coconut oil.
You look great!

Paul
Paul
4 years 3 days ago

A diabetics nightmare! Please post (as you mentioned) the veggie smoothie that you have in the evenings and redeem yourself! (LOL)

jrVegantoPrimal
4 years 2 days ago
Today’s smoothie was JR’s Mean Green. Almost all organic contents – Green Grapes Green Apple 2 Celery Stalks Half of a Large Cucumber Snow Peas w/ Pods Lots of Baby Kale Coconut Water Ice If you need a “boost” you can add or substitute Green Tea or another unsweetened tea. Sometimes I will also add a Kiwi or some Pineapple chunks if I want it sweeter. If i’m out of Kale I will use Baby Spinach, then head to the store of course! In retrospect maybe I should’ve filmed this one, but I will be filming it along with other… Read more »
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Nanette
Nanette
3 years 11 months ago

I love the video…I never have time to make breakfast… blending fruits n vegies works best…n its quick n nutritious…love it!

Anne
1 year 7 months ago

Great smoothie video although I would add vanilla or unflavoured protein powder to keep me going through the morning. Without the protein I would be hungry in an hour or two.

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[…] Smoothies are your friend. Handful of greens, a raw yolk or two, some kefir or yogurt, a little fresh juice, some frozen berries, maybe even a frozen green banana (for resistant starch)? That’s a nutritious breakfast that most kids would love. […]

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