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How to replace whey protein in my smoothie?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created June 18, 2013 at 5:57 PM

I knew whey protein is not considered strictly paleo for a long time, but I always used it because I had no reason to believe it is bad.

But recently I felt a little phlegm-y after having two smoothies in one day, so I did some digging around.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23257731 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22988649

I found out that whey is actually linked to acne and inflammation.

Considering elimination of acne is one of my primary goals, I am definitely cutting whey out.

However, now there is a 30g protein hole in my diet and what's more, I am missing the thickener for my smoothie.

My smoothie recipe is: 1 cup kefir, 1tsp fish oil, 1tbsp coconut oil, some lecithin granules (to help the oils dissolve), 1 handful of frozen blueberries, 1 handful-ish(its in cubes) of frozen spinach. (used to have 1 scoop of whey to tie it all together)

What do you think about the recipe and what should I replace whey with to make it yummy?

thanks.

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

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on June 20, 2013
at 03:27 AM

I see..missing tryptophan. Still a great protein source.

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on June 20, 2013
at 02:11 AM

Gelatin is NOT a complete protein. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelatin#Medical_and_nutritional_properties .

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on June 18, 2013
at 07:38 PM

I'm kinda sad that I can't do protein powder anymore. I lift weights (its a secondary goal after acne). And BCAA before workout seems to be the best boost (considering BCAA might be the main culprit in whey, that seems to be out too)

02448f0d01daae6b3d432590775f02e3

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on June 18, 2013
at 07:35 PM

I do a 6 egg omelette with mushrrooms and ham and sardines (for omega3s) and some meatloaf. But drinking some protein used to be easy. More importantly tho, what can I do to make my smoothie better, I still need it protein or not because I need the kefir and fat (extra calories there) but it kinda taste er, thin/bland? with out the protein. (maybe some matcha powder? I dunno)

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on June 18, 2013
at 07:03 PM

You're that fish protein spammer aren't you? Points for persistence, but I'm not eating the stuff.

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on June 18, 2013
at 07:53 PM

I usually put two raw egg yolks in my smoothie, and then microwave the whites for 45 seconds to a minute and eat them separately. Don't want raw whites in your smoothie because of the potential for biotin deficiency.

My meal replacement smoothie is: 1/3 cup coconut milk, 2 raw egg yolks, frozen spinach, 1/3 - 1/2 cup pumpkin or sweet potato, salt, ice, stevia, pinch of xantham gum and/or guar gum (to thicken), and spices. I'll either do vanilla extract with allspice and black pepper, or mint extract and maybe some raw cacao powder.

Mmmm I'm hungry thinking about it. This keeps me filled up for hours and hours.

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on June 18, 2013
at 10:10 PM

Get your hands on some grass fed gelatin. Great Lakes is a good brand. Its a complete prot. I think its 6 gs per Tablespoon. Very good for you and it thickens smoothies nicely.

72cf727474b8bf815fdc505e58cadfea

on June 20, 2013
at 02:11 AM

Gelatin is NOT a complete protein. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelatin#Medical_and_nutritional_properties .

8f87879387f2a357db7c33008ff9a04a

(887)

on June 20, 2013
at 03:27 AM

I see..missing tryptophan. Still a great protein source.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on June 18, 2013
at 07:27 PM

How about a nice big grassfed bison ribeye, rare, with a bit of bacon?

02448f0d01daae6b3d432590775f02e3

(15)

on June 18, 2013
at 07:38 PM

I'm kinda sad that I can't do protein powder anymore. I lift weights (its a secondary goal after acne). And BCAA before workout seems to be the best boost (considering BCAA might be the main culprit in whey, that seems to be out too)

02448f0d01daae6b3d432590775f02e3

(15)

on June 18, 2013
at 07:35 PM

I do a 6 egg omelette with mushrrooms and ham and sardines (for omega3s) and some meatloaf. But drinking some protein used to be easy. More importantly tho, what can I do to make my smoothie better, I still need it protein or not because I need the kefir and fat (extra calories there) but it kinda taste er, thin/bland? with out the protein. (maybe some matcha powder? I dunno)

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3491e51730101b18724dc57c86601173

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on June 20, 2013
at 05:52 AM

How about nut butter?

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on June 19, 2013
at 06:02 PM

I use a combination of hemp protein and pea protein. The pea protein makes it somewhat thick and creamy if that's what you're looking for. They both taste great too!

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on June 18, 2013
at 09:28 PM

There's other protein powders you can try if you want to skip whey/dairy for a bit. Egg, veggie, beef blood, etc.

Or you could ditch the smoothie and eat real foods...

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