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Great smoothie Ideas...

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Created July 06, 2011 at 10:45 PM

Looking to implement tons of smoothies, I add my Whey protein but looking for some great things to add to my smoothie. Please help!! Can't do Peanut Butter anymore

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on June 10, 2013
at 05:31 AM

a banana, a bit of cocoa powder, a cup of coffee, a dash of vanilla, some coconut milk/cream/half and half/milk.... yay. :] smoothie mocha

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on January 16, 2012
at 07:53 PM

I 2nd the spinach, a great way to get in vegetables if you are looking for ways to do so.

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on January 16, 2012
at 07:23 PM

Pre-paleo I used to drink iced coffee and vanilla protein powder, and it was pretty good. I'm betting that the above with a good full-fat yogurt would also be good.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on January 16, 2012
at 07:16 PM

@PaleoPlay - Mark Sisson also sells a liquid MRP product called Primal Fuel. Not to say I don't use my blender frequently for drinkable nutrition, but I simply wouldn't promote Sisson as Paleo Gospel.

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on July 11, 2011
at 05:25 AM

Fresh raw spinach. I can't taste it at all, and I use quite a bit.

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 08, 2011
at 01:45 PM

As an addendum to the above, I found this post WOD today and it could be something to add to your smoothie list: 1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk, 1 ½ Scoops Chocolate Whey Protein Powder, ½ Cup Peeled, Cooked Sweet Potato, ½ Large, Peeled, Banana, Small Pinch of Sea Salt, Handful of Ice.

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

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on July 07, 2011
at 11:45 PM

Lots of religious zealoism seeping in - that matters little in the molecular world of how the body treats pre-treated food, facts are easy enough to look up if one is so inclined.

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on July 07, 2011
at 11:04 PM

But i thought we cant have mango on the Paleo?

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 07, 2011
at 04:15 PM

You should whip one up! :) I really like that one as it's not very sweet and it's super satisfying. The 2nd one listed, if made with goat milk, is pretty amazing too. Hmm.. if you had some goat yogurt added in as well? Oh man.. that could be pretty wicked.

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on July 07, 2011
at 03:47 PM

Yes a modern convenience, but that's not a reason to dismiss them out of hand...smacks of re-enactmentism. They serve a purpose for people trying to exceed a minimum calorie requirement. Smoothies are very...huh, imagine that, convenient.

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on July 07, 2011
at 03:44 PM

the first one sounds funky! I love goat's milk!

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on July 07, 2011
at 02:15 PM

I agree with gone2croatan - liquid foods can have a different effect on the body - can spike blood sugar high fast as the particles are smaller and are digested faster than if eaten in their whole states. Totally unnecessary just a modern convenience.

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on July 07, 2011
at 01:55 PM

thanks for giving me the go on icecream! it makes sense!

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on July 07, 2011
at 01:54 PM

interesting, you don't taste the spinach? is this fresh or frozen spinach? have been trying to find ways of getting more into my diet but not so successful.

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on July 07, 2011
at 01:32 PM

Raw eggs, berries/fruit, yogurt or kefir, other nut butters (or nuts), cream, extracts (vanilla, peppermint - use with chocolate whey powder - ooh that's nice!). And if you want to be really healthy: wheat germ, blue green algea, wheat grass juice, alfalfa sprouts... Oops! Just had a thirty year flash-back!

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on July 07, 2011
at 01:25 PM

Ice cream is probably the least dangerous cheat around. Compare it to cookies, cake, candy, snickers, brownies, doughnuts, muffins, bagels, or pizza and a good high fat, moderate sugar ice cream (especially home made with eggs) comes out a winner.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on July 07, 2011
at 11:58 AM

My smoothies are like concentrated baby food (considering most baby food is just veggies and fruits pureed with some water and fillers) - at least 1000 calories each usually.

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on July 07, 2011
at 08:01 AM

Spacing isn't showing up as I wrote it

D5014ece8e510ab512cfc4d5b66ad7e0

on July 07, 2011
at 07:35 AM

I love diluted baby food.

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on July 07, 2011
at 06:54 AM

I definitely add smoothies to my daily intake to ensure that I get enough calories to prevent catabolism, and to aid in hypertrophy and recovery.

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on July 07, 2011
at 12:43 AM

While I don't eat ice cream I admire your clinical view of your ingredients here. You're totally right: the macro make of that is simply a particular mix of carbohydrate, fat, and protein like anything else. Bet it tastes hella good

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on July 07, 2011
at 12:23 AM

Not really, unless you eat VLC. A full cup (1/2 cup is one serving) of many ice creams has less than 50g total carbs (and sucrose is just a disaccharide of glucose and fructose whichbreaks down quickly into pure molecules of both, not some kind of inherently damaging alien substance). I enjoy making my own ice creams and gelatos especially, with pastured eggs and heavy cream

D2e6eb2ab91f5e11589cf34b44b8e4cd

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on July 06, 2011
at 11:37 PM

Lots of sugar there....

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on July 06, 2011
at 11:10 PM

Yeah, goals dictate. I never used to drink food either but I find if youre shooting for 3k some liquid food helps get you there

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on July 06, 2011
at 11:00 PM

My favorite food

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

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on July 06, 2011
at 11:00 PM

I would say that depends on your goals. If you need to get tons of calories in, they are very helpful.

Fbc742a58321a94a5ff1a9d723375855

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on July 06, 2011
at 10:52 PM

Really? Mark Scisson advices to do them But thank you for your advice

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at 10:51 PM

wait? Ice cream

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1471beca8e3adff4ae2f89d10e5f7acb

on July 06, 2011
at 10:50 PM

To quote the inimitable Melissa McEwen, "Smoothies are just diluted baby food."

I recommend against them. Maybe this isn't helpful, but you really shouldn't be drinking your calories.

D5014ece8e510ab512cfc4d5b66ad7e0

on July 07, 2011
at 07:35 AM

I love diluted baby food.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on July 07, 2011
at 11:58 AM

My smoothies are like concentrated baby food (considering most baby food is just veggies and fruits pureed with some water and fillers) - at least 1000 calories each usually.

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 07, 2011
at 02:15 PM

I agree with gone2croatan - liquid foods can have a different effect on the body - can spike blood sugar high fast as the particles are smaller and are digested faster than if eaten in their whole states. Totally unnecessary just a modern convenience.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 06, 2011
at 11:10 PM

Yeah, goals dictate. I never used to drink food either but I find if youre shooting for 3k some liquid food helps get you there

Medium avatar

(5639)

on July 07, 2011
at 06:54 AM

I definitely add smoothies to my daily intake to ensure that I get enough calories to prevent catabolism, and to aid in hypertrophy and recovery.

Fbc742a58321a94a5ff1a9d723375855

(382)

on July 06, 2011
at 10:52 PM

Really? Mark Scisson advices to do them But thank you for your advice

Medium avatar

(5639)

on July 07, 2011
at 03:47 PM

Yes a modern convenience, but that's not a reason to dismiss them out of hand...smacks of re-enactmentism. They serve a purpose for people trying to exceed a minimum calorie requirement. Smoothies are very...huh, imagine that, convenient.

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on July 06, 2011
at 11:00 PM

I would say that depends on your goals. If you need to get tons of calories in, they are very helpful.

66974b2cb291799dcd661b7dec99a9e2

(11121)

on July 07, 2011
at 11:45 PM

Lots of religious zealoism seeping in - that matters little in the molecular world of how the body treats pre-treated food, facts are easy enough to look up if one is so inclined.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21420)

on January 16, 2012
at 07:16 PM

@PaleoPlay - Mark Sisson also sells a liquid MRP product called Primal Fuel. Not to say I don't use my blender frequently for drinkable nutrition, but I simply wouldn't promote Sisson as Paleo Gospel.

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Bbc6e90e45ac205d0ebb544b8928f294

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on July 07, 2011
at 12:18 AM

My low sugar, high fat recipe:

1 cup spinach
handful frozen berries
1/2 can coconut milk
2-3 tablespoons coconut oil
1-2 tablespoons cocoa powder
dash vanilla extract
sea salt
cinnamon
water as needed

can also add:

whole avocado
almond butter
greek yogurt
cream

Tastes like dark chocolate with a dash of cinnamon.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

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on July 07, 2011
at 01:54 PM

interesting, you don't taste the spinach? is this fresh or frozen spinach? have been trying to find ways of getting more into my diet but not so successful.

Bbc6e90e45ac205d0ebb544b8928f294

(100)

on July 11, 2011
at 05:25 AM

Fresh raw spinach. I can't taste it at all, and I use quite a bit.

D1908552223e8a97b17f02a90cf795bf

(487)

on January 16, 2012
at 07:53 PM

I 2nd the spinach, a great way to get in vegetables if you are looking for ways to do so.

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Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 07, 2011
at 03:38 PM

Here are some flavour profiles that I've been playing with that you may like. They were done as the "frozen treat" variety but it's nothing to sub them as drinkable options. I have what I've used as the liquid but definitely whatever your preference is :) Like @animalcule I make my own ice cream - either Philly or with a traditional custard base, gelato, and sorbet. My fingerprints are all over it so I know exactly what's going in and can keep track of the carbs, protein, etc. Weirdly I don't care for smoothies and prefer spoon to mouth. Who knows why.. maybe so the deliciousness lasts longer? Hmm :)

Also - you can do any of these in popsicle form. A different but no less effective vehicle to get your nutrition and to mix things up. Enjoy!

  • Green tea, mango, goat milk

  • Strawberry, or mixed berries, lemon, mint, cow milk

  • Almond butter, coconut, cocoa, coconut milk

  • Broil pineapple and puree with coconut, fresh ginger, coconut milk

  • Banana, cashew butter, cow milk - I add a little lemon juice

  • Avocado, lime juice, honeydew melon, cow milk - I've also done this one with coconut water and it's tastycakes

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 08, 2011
at 01:45 PM

As an addendum to the above, I found this post WOD today and it could be something to add to your smoothie list: 1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk, 1 ½ Scoops Chocolate Whey Protein Powder, ½ Cup Peeled, Cooked Sweet Potato, ½ Large, Peeled, Banana, Small Pinch of Sea Salt, Handful of Ice.

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(5639)

on July 07, 2011
at 03:44 PM

the first one sounds funky! I love goat's milk!

Ce7e28769d92d5de5533e775b1de966e

on July 07, 2011
at 04:15 PM

You should whip one up! :) I really like that one as it's not very sweet and it's super satisfying. The 2nd one listed, if made with goat milk, is pretty amazing too. Hmm.. if you had some goat yogurt added in as well? Oh man.. that could be pretty wicked.

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on July 07, 2011
at 07:01 AM

Depends on my goals.

Some days I will use a smoothie as a meal replacement after a fast or if I'm in a hurry. Other times I do either a pre-WO or PWO smoothie that has added carbs (in the form of fruits/berries).

My basic recipe:
1 cup raw, heavy cream (AVOID Carageenan)
1-2 egg yolks
1/2 cup water
1 packet stevia (if I'm not using berries/fruits for carbs/sweetness)
2 TBsp Ghirardelli raw cocoa powder

Add-ins:
1-2 TBsp almond/cashew butter
1/2 can coconut milk
2-3 large frozen strawbs
handfuls of bluebs, blabs or razbs
1/2 or whole banana depending on carb goals for pre/PWO

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16a83c62c4650896080a9d3d94159059

on July 07, 2011
at 02:38 AM

Holy crap I just made a smoothie. I use mine with fruit, it makes me feel like I'm eating a sweet. I do 5 large strawberrys, 3 oz of blueberrys, and 3 oz raspberries. Some ice and bit of spring water. I lost 40 lbs so I have no weight to lose. Sounds like you might be shooting for calories and protein.

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D2e6eb2ab91f5e11589cf34b44b8e4cd

on July 06, 2011
at 11:36 PM

I think a protein smoothie post WOD is okay. Here's my recipe-

1 scoop Bluebonnet protein powder

1/2 cup frozen blueberries

4 frozen strawberries

1 cup coconut water

1/4 cup coconut milk

Blend and enjoy :)

http://www.intentionalconsumption.com/index.php/2011/05/13/post-workout-smoothie/

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on July 06, 2011
at 11:23 PM

I do berries (blue/black/rasp), avocado, 5 eggs, 3 tbsp butter, occasionally add coconut butter.

yum. no need for extra liquids in there.

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on July 06, 2011
at 11:20 PM

Berries, coconut water or milk....really there isn't much you can't add. I love berries, pineapple, mango and bananas.

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on July 07, 2011
at 11:04 PM

But i thought we cant have mango on the Paleo?

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on January 16, 2012
at 07:20 PM

I make the following and glug it down before I eat breakfast (two eggs and three strips of bacon, pretty much every morning).

1/2lb raw kale
1/2 cup raw blueberries
1/2 cup raw cranberries
1 grated raw carrot
1 tbsp. Spirulina
juice of 1/2 lemon (or lime)
24oz filtered water

This is my multivitamin, essentially. There is nothing "smooth" about it though.

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on January 16, 2012
at 07:02 PM

I thought I would add on to this thread, as it seems to be in the same vein... Has anyone ever made a smoothie using coffee as a base? I like my morning joe, but also like a smoothie for breakfast. However, I get seriously annoyed with trying to juggle two cups as I fly out the door at 5am. Any suggestions on a way to combine the two?

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

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on January 16, 2012
at 07:23 PM

Pre-paleo I used to drink iced coffee and vanilla protein powder, and it was pretty good. I'm betting that the above with a good full-fat yogurt would also be good.

52ad7ee5eef0d7339d0977bd7a2ceb8a

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on June 10, 2013
at 05:31 AM

a banana, a bit of cocoa powder, a cup of coffee, a dash of vanilla, some coconut milk/cream/half and half/milk.... yay. :] smoothie mocha

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on July 07, 2011
at 03:57 PM

I absolutely swear by smoothies...I don't bust out measuring devices, I simply "eye" everything going in the blender. One scoop whey protein (ON), Greek full-fat yogurt, plenty of kale (or spinach), a few fresh strawberries, a few fresh raspberries, 1/2 avocado, water, ice, and a liberal dose of cinnamon. I usually savor these "Green Machines" post WOD (I'm a crossfit fanatic). Try it out and let me know what you think!

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on July 07, 2011
at 08:00 AM

Smoothie I make for breakfast every morning- 1/2 avocado handful of spinach 2-3 dandelion greens 1 apple banana 1/2 tbsp raw cacao powder 1/2 tbsp maca powder 1 pinch each of hemp, chia, and flax seeds 1 small handful of frozen blackberries sometimes a spoonful of almond butter, carrots, cucumber, fresh mint or basil, ginger whatever other veggies I have in my fridge

65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

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on July 07, 2011
at 08:01 AM

Spacing isn't showing up as I wrote it

Medium avatar

(5639)

on July 07, 2011
at 03:44 PM

You can use an HTML line-break. It's entered as "< b r >" (take out the spaces, if you entered it wrong it won't work and it will show up) after the last character before the next line.

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on July 07, 2011
at 12:39 AM

1 cup frozen fruit ( I use banana peaches and strawberries) 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, and 1 scoop protein powder...blend!

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26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

on July 06, 2011
at 10:49 PM

Almond butter, bananas, ice cream, berries, heavy cream, flaked/shredded coconut meat, chocolate...

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on July 06, 2011
at 11:00 PM

My favorite food

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on July 07, 2011
at 01:55 PM

thanks for giving me the go on icecream! it makes sense!

D2e6eb2ab91f5e11589cf34b44b8e4cd

(930)

on July 06, 2011
at 11:37 PM

Lots of sugar there....

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on July 07, 2011
at 12:23 AM

Not really, unless you eat VLC. A full cup (1/2 cup is one serving) of many ice creams has less than 50g total carbs (and sucrose is just a disaccharide of glucose and fructose whichbreaks down quickly into pure molecules of both, not some kind of inherently damaging alien substance). I enjoy making my own ice creams and gelatos especially, with pastured eggs and heavy cream

Fbc742a58321a94a5ff1a9d723375855

(382)

on July 06, 2011
at 10:51 PM

wait? Ice cream

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on July 07, 2011
at 12:43 AM

While I don't eat ice cream I admire your clinical view of your ingredients here. You're totally right: the macro make of that is simply a particular mix of carbohydrate, fat, and protein like anything else. Bet it tastes hella good

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on July 07, 2011
at 01:25 PM

Ice cream is probably the least dangerous cheat around. Compare it to cookies, cake, candy, snickers, brownies, doughnuts, muffins, bagels, or pizza and a good high fat, moderate sugar ice cream (especially home made with eggs) comes out a winner.

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