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Addicted to breakfast smoothie - but am I overdoing it?

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Created May 24, 2012 at 4:35 PM

I have a shake every morning that I'm thinking might be a bit too much Omega 6...

2 TBL FlaxSeed 2 Cup Coconut Milk - about 30g fat total 1 cup Mixed Berries 1 ea Banana 1/2 Avocado

What do you think? I take a fish-oil 1000mg supplement to try and get the Omega-3 up.

Also tend to eat a lot of almonds during the day - although weight is no problem.

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on May 25, 2012
at 03:16 AM

^ Yeah, once I learned the bitter truth of sugar, I swore to never eat that poison ever again.

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on May 24, 2012
at 06:10 PM

I bet the sugar from the bananas and the berries is part of why it's "addicting."

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0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

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on May 24, 2012
at 05:12 PM

I'd cut out the flax, it seems like you're adding unnecessary PUFAs there. Maybe toss in the whole avocado to fill that space? MUFAs are pretty awesome.

Other than that - just be honest with yourself about how it is affecting you and making you feel for the day.

Personally I would start getting a bit of a belly if I ate that daily. And beyond that, I tend to feel better overall when I have some protein in my breakfast, and also tend to feel worse overall when I have sugar in my breakfast.

As for the omegas, keep in mind that eating more threes isn't an adequate remedy for the continued presence of poor-sourced sixes, nor for an excess of natural-sourced sixes. 1g is a pretty reasonable dose, though. It probably isn't something you'll need forever if you continue eating clean, but I wouldn't call it a bad idea at first, especially if you're coming from a background of vege-oil.

Budget wise, if you're spending $40-50 a month on a bottle of a quality fish oil like New Chapter or SFH, thats four to five pounds of wild caught salmon you could be eating. A pound a week is more than enough.

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on May 25, 2012
at 03:11 AM

What makes mufas awesome?

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on May 24, 2012
at 05:04 PM

You should probably lay off the almonds, but it really depends on how many sources of Omega-3 FA you get. Flax Seed is mostly ALA, which is hard for the body to convert into a usable form, so if thats you're go to for Omega-3's then sure, take some fish oil every now and then. If you eat plenty of grass-fed/game animals and avoid seed oils then you're probably ok. PS. your breakfast sounds really yummy.

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I would take out the flax seed, the coconut milk (if it's commercial), the avocado, the fish oil, and the almonds.

But other than that, you're good to go.

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on May 24, 2012
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