I've heard some say nuts are the "junk food" of the paleo diet - any truth in that? And how often and how much nuts and berries do you eat?
I found a source of dried organic berry powder from North of 49 Naturals in Vancouver BC I'd like to use in smoothies and more. These are low thermally dried and claim to have much nutrients. It is much more economical than fresh. Two spoons are... (more)
I've been making a lot of smoothies lately and just got a high-powered VitaMix blender known to be able to completely pulverize the seeds and skins in common fruits and veggies. Now good old Ray Peat has me worried again. I'm not about to... (more)
I know that strawberries and blueberries are near the top of the list of "Things to Buy Organic". Would this be any different if they were frozen? I use them daily in my smoothies and Trader Joe's has a great "Fancy Berry Blend" that I like to... (more)
Has anyone ever tried making this frozen yogurt at home? I'm thinking about adding a little mango to this recipe, can't wait to make it tonight! http://www.paleoeffect.com/recipes/paleo-berry-frozen-yogurt-a-snack-or-dessert-with-no-added-sugar/ (more)
sounds weird to call a recipe "yogurt" when it's a fruit smoothie. but yes, i've been making this for years now and it's great. totally satisfies any sweet craving.
Okay I am COMPLETELY confused. I know Paleo's don't usually eat beans, and I didn't for a while (tried >20 carbs as well as a time of >50 carbs per day) but I felt like complete and utter crap most of that time. I wasn't even eating any type of... (more)
If you're seeing benefits from eating beans I say eat em, who cares if they're paleo or not. Tubers and root vegetables are probably a better source of carbs, but that doesn't mean you should shun beans if they work for you.
Hi fellow paleo friends ! :) Okay I am 5"1, 116 lbs and 16 years old. I have been Paleo for 6 months. I've had my issue with nuts in the past, gaining weight by eating way more than I should, but for a while now I've been able to control it, only... (more)
Hey all! I've been on and off strict paleo for a little over a year and a half now. What I mean by that is I never consume grains, but sometimes I'll eat more fruit in a day than is probably allowed/suggested, and I use honey/agave nectar from... (more)
I love frozen berries. They are low in sugar and taste amazing. Paleo or not, if you like them eat them. 20g per cup, you could eat 2 cups a day and still be LC. And they taste so good with greek yogurt.
My 11 month old is completely Paleo. Has been breastfed from a 70% Paleo compliant mother and has only been given Paleo approved solid foods. I have two questions about paleo babies and allergies: 1) How concerned are you about not giving your... (more)
I have heard the vitamins degrade the longer the fruit/veg is off the mother plant. Usually frozen produce is frozen very quickly, then travel time to shelf becomes irrelevant. I vote for frozen being better. The exception to this would be if you... (more)
Long time lurker, first time question-asker. So I was just munching on some berries, when I chewed particularly hard on one and felt the crunch as I bit through the seeds. Having never really paid attention to the seeds in berries, my... (more)
Berries names only please! Thank you!
When I started, I had a few servings of fruit a day, until I read that I should cut back on it for A] The sugar content and B] To assist in losing weight [which I guess ties into A]. I have cut it out greatly - to either 1 serving or none a day... (more)
I did, up until this evening. Here's a 1-minute hack for awesome ice-cream: Dump a handful or two of frozen mixed berries in the food processor. Cover with cream, approximately the same amount by volume as berries. Whiz briefly until... (more)
A local store has bulk berries that are good quality (in terms of taste). Some are from Canada, some USA, some Chili, some China. A few of the berries are only from China. I'd really like to eat their blackberries, and can't find any good ones... (more)
Hi, I am on low carb and very low sugar diet for almost a year, gradually move to Paleo. ) This fall we moved to the house and I want to plant a garden. I am new to Paleo and new to gardening and I am pretty confused. I want to plant vegetables... (more)
I have been doing <50g paleo for a little over a month now. I am approx 220 lbs, female and 5"4. Almost all the weight is around the middle (worst kind). I lost water weight but have not lost anything else since. I would like to add some... (more)
I just wrote a detailed response and lost it to the netherworld of lost computer posts - so, this is going to be short and to the point - bullet-like. Excuse it if it seems brusque! Your birth control is the likely cause of your lack of... (more)
Hey all- Relatively new to the Paleo Diet but am so happy with the results so far. My question is: if you eat a moderate amount of fruit in a day, do you need to watch the fats you then take in? Are the sugars in the fruit going to... (more)
I looked and I haven't seen this question posted yet. I just bought some goji berries but am kind of lost as to what to do with them. I'd love to hear your suggestions.