I am not sure what the consensus is on green smoothies for Paleo but, I find it one of the easiest ways to get my greens and they are quick. An example plan for me might be:
1st: Green smoothie with 2 bananas and a few handfuls of greens. Equalling approximately a quart of smoothie.
2nd: See above. Possible addition of a cup of pineapple or berries.
3rd: All protein. Frequently consisting of 4 eggs with some coconut oil or Kerrygold butter, Himalayan salt, and pepper. Chicken coated in coconut flour. Or, egg "muffins" (eggs mixed with veggies and sometimes hamburger and cooked in a muffin tin.)
Snacks: Homemade chicken or beef jerky, boiled egg(s), some cooked chicken breast, or some beef meatballs.
Smoothies sometimes also contain coconut milk, cocoa powder, hemp protein powder, or random fruit additions.
I am a 5' 11" female, I am not yet extremely active, I do spend at least over an hour walking at work. My goals are fat loss and overall health.
Thoughts and CONSTRUCTIVE criticisms please. :)
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on April 20, 2013
at 12:44 PM
What are your goals? Fat Loss, muscle gain...etc
Smoothies can be good, however yours are VERY heavy on the fructose.
The reason smoothies are good is because you can get lots of greens in, that should be the focus and the fruit should only be there to make it palatable.
The Fat and Protein content of the rest of your food looks great. I would definitely add in some more non-starchy veggies though. Broccoli, Cauliflower, mushrooms, onions.. Sauté them in butter and your golden.
on July 14, 2013
at 09:35 PM
Agree with Sustainsf above. I have had to cut out all fruit for now (female with weight to lose).
My own view is real food is better than smoothies. Eat the plate of kale not the smoothie with kale in if you can.
Eating 3 times a day sounds good. I tend to eat breakfast 3 egg whites, 3 slices of bacon around 7.30am. Lunch today at 1.45pm was a large piece of steak with spinach with butter on it. Dinner around 8 - we were a bit late tonight- was loads of roast chicken particularly the fat on the skin with some cucumber.
on July 14, 2013
at 09:29 PM
My recommendation would be to watch the amount of fruit if weightloss is your goal. Also, avoid snacking. If you can't go 4-5 hours between meals without ingesting food, then you aren't eating enough at the meals. Also, everytime you snack, your body is going to get out of burning bodyfat because it will use the immediate energy source of food. I would do at most one of those smoothies per day. If it is in liquid form, it will not give you the satiation that solid food gives, even if it is isocaloric.