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Protein sources for vegetable smoothie

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 16, 2013 at 2:44 AM

I currently start my day off with a vegetable smoothie which includes kale/cucumber/celery/avocado/coconut oil. Because I'm a college student, I love that I can make this smoothie in a short amount of time and have very little to clean up. Also, I've found that I feel amazing after drinking it.

However, I'd like to try consuming 30 grams of protein within 30 minutes of waking up after hearing Tim Ferris suggest it. I would love to be able to add the 30 grams of protein to my smoothie for the convenience but I'm unsure on what sources would be suitable. I'm currently considering an all natural almond butter or egg white powder. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: After reading around some more, it seems like eating protein from real animal sources would be best. I considered eggs but it would take 5 eggs to reach 30 grams of protein and I don't think my stomach could fit 5 eggs plus a vegetable smoothie. I do have both grassfed beef jerky and wild salmon jerky so now I'm considering just eating that in the morning with my smoothie. It would only take about a handful of each to reach 30 grams of protein.

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on June 13, 2013
at 03:33 PM

interesting, I never thought of that.

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on May 14, 2013
at 04:27 PM

Jeremy, you can put hard boiled eggs right into your smoothie if that makes it quicker/easier for you. Cook them ahead of time and put them in the fridge to cool. If you have a good blender you won't even notice them.

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on April 16, 2013
at 09:35 PM

Thanks a lot for this suggestion. I checked at my local coop and they sell local duck eggs! I'm going to scramble up two of these every morning with my vegetable smoothie!

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on April 16, 2013
at 05:24 AM

I heard that hydrolyzed soy protein is horrible for you because of something to do with the hydrolyzation process. Do you know if the same thing applies to hydrolyzed gelatin?

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on July 04, 2013
at 09:30 PM

Ground almonds in the smoothie help thicken as well as provide protein. You could couple this with the eggs maybe?

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on April 16, 2013
at 08:00 AM

I'd second your latest thoughts on eating lean cuts alongside with your smoothie. It's the only way you could add a great deal of protein without going too high on carbs or fats. Just with 100 gr of chicken or turkey you can have that 30 gr you're looking after, also with beef/lamb or other animal cuts. Fish and seafood would also be perfect but I guess that not very appetizing first thing on the morning. You could also throw-in a big whey protein serving into your shakes and you'd immediately get your 30 gr of protein but I think the real food approach is superior, it will give you more satiety through the day which may be why you're seeking a high protein breakfast.

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on April 16, 2013
at 05:24 AM

Do you tolerate dairy? If so, you could try cottage cheese in your smoothie.

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on June 13, 2013
at 03:33 PM

interesting, I never thought of that.

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on April 16, 2013
at 04:16 AM

I add Great Lakes hydrolyzed gelatin (it's in the green canister) to my smoothies and OJ (the hydrolyzed one is slightly more processed so it doesn't gel up) but I don't mind the regular kind if I drink it fast enough. 1 TBSP has 6 grams of protein.

It is pretty much flavorless and my nails, hair and skin have been amazing within a few weeks adding it into my diet (and it helps when I don't feel like making bone broths). My joints feel great too and I feel like my digestion has improved, not sure if that is from other changes I have made, but some claim that it can help.

I greatly prefer it to whey as it mixes so easily and doesn't taste like much.

Many recommend that you slowly add it in and increase it as you go.

2436f4e6d010656b346629a77e9599dd

(270)

on April 16, 2013
at 05:24 AM

I heard that hydrolyzed soy protein is horrible for you because of something to do with the hydrolyzation process. Do you know if the same thing applies to hydrolyzed gelatin?

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on April 16, 2013
at 03:50 AM

If you could buy Duck eggs, they are higher in protein.

Now I'm going to look for them. :/

F95c1ce7a0a37aec4b0d9554d3004a33

on April 16, 2013
at 09:35 PM

Thanks a lot for this suggestion. I checked at my local coop and they sell local duck eggs! I'm going to scramble up two of these every morning with my vegetable smoothie!

46bee6b93ee79082ea1094f26c2da5a4

(837)

on May 14, 2013
at 04:27 PM

Jeremy, you can put hard boiled eggs right into your smoothie if that makes it quicker/easier for you. Cook them ahead of time and put them in the fridge to cool. If you have a good blender you won't even notice them.

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on May 14, 2013
at 12:56 PM

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(only 3 of the 5 self-promoted products were even borderline-paleo, at that).

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on April 16, 2013
at 05:44 AM

Occasionally I put some Tempeh in mine, unfortunately the nearest place to me is over in Jerkinbed and deffo not tryin to be there

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