Too much sugar in breakfast smoothie?

Answered on February 17, 2014
Created February 16, 2014 at 11:05 PM

For breakfast, I used to eat a bowl of Kashi cereal or oatmeal (lower sugar kind for both). Simply for the convenience, I'm finding it hard to replace this meal with something paleo.

I'm thinking of making a smoothie with mixed berries, a banana, and a scoop of whey protein. It's paleo, but I'm worried about the amount of sugar from the fruit. Is it too much sugar for every morning?

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on February 17, 2014
at 05:17 PM

Drink it and decide how you react to it. I haven't had breakfast in 6 months, nor would I drink a smoothie as it isn't as enjoyable as just having the fruit in a bowl of yogurt instead of whey protein.



on February 17, 2014
at 02:04 PM

How about a nice grassfed ribeye steak with two pastured eggs (or maybe 2 whole eggs and two yolks), half a pound of bacon and an ounce of grassfed liver pate?

Works for me when I don't skip breakfast as part of intermittent fasting.

Whey protein isn't paleo (though I myself take it from time to time, usually only after big workouts).



on February 16, 2014
at 11:50 PM

It depends what you're after with Paleo. If you're into weight loss, minimize your fruit consumption. If you're into it for purely health reasons (maintenance weight mode), then fruit is not a major problem.

Having said that, you can have a low-sugar oatmeal-like breakfast. This is it: http://eugenia.queru.com/2011/10/24/paleo-breakfast-cereal/ It uses either non-dairy milk, OR fermented kefir goat milk (so this way you get no lactose, and from a casein A2 animal), nuts and seeds instead of cereal grains (they get softer if you leave them in the milk for a while), and berries (which are very low in sugar). Now, to thicken this, simply add a tablespoon of chia seeds (they expand).

Other days, just omit the nuts (don't have too many of them often, they're high in phytates and O-6), and have the rest as smoothie, with maybe 1 more added non-berry fruit.

And other days, you can have the standard Paleo breakfast, which is more about eggs, meats, leftover veggies, fritattas etc. Here are ideas about that: http://www.pinterest.com/eugenialoli/breakfast-paleo-recipes/

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