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Any suggestion for smoothie to give energy?

Answered on March 31, 2014
Created March 30, 2014 at 8:08 PM

Hi. I walk to work for about 20 min and then work on my feet for 3-5 hour non stop. No metter what I eat in the morning I am hungry at work. I have no break so eating peace of meat is not an option. Could smb suggest receipe for hight protein smoothie I could sip while I work?

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Yep protein is not a good source of energy, though it can help suppress appetite. You need to find the right mix of fat and carbs (probably a lot more fat than carbs) for pure "energy" but also make sure you're getting all your vitamins and minerals each day.

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on March 31, 2014
at 02:46 PM

Coconut milk/cream is great in smoothies and will give you lasting energy. The rest of the ingredients depend on your taste and nutritional needs. I like to use banana and some tart frozen berry (blueberry, strawberry, whatever) and you can throw in a raw egg yolk (NOT the whites raw) for extra b vitamins and energy.

Protein is definitely not going to help with lethargy. Carbs are good for quick energy (but not good in the morning because you'll feel tired soon after) and fat is the best source of lasting, stable, focused energy. Don't neglect your micronutrients though.

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on March 31, 2014
at 02:28 PM

People in paleo tend to prefer energy in the form of fats.

Anything you eat that has calories will provide you with energy, protein, fat, carbs. The difference is that Carbs tend to give you a quick burn and then a crash and protein takes more effort to digest than the other two, which gives it a disadvantage for quick energy. Also carbs/protein tend to release insulin which makes your body want to store the energy, fat does not so the theory is if you only have fat it will all just go to pure energy expenditure instead of being stored.

If you're going to do an exercise it will benefit you to consume protein 30-60 mins ahead of time so you can get those amino acids ready for your workout.

You can use creamed coconut, or any form of coconut really. Coconuts - medium chain - fats are preferred as they will tend to go towards quick energy as well. (cream/milk/oil/mct)

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on March 31, 2014
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the reason I wanted protein is that I thought that gives energy (I'm new to paleo). So what you saying wtfgod is the fetter the better? Can I eat creamed coconut for energy?

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on March 31, 2014
at 02:43 PM

Yep protein is not a good source of energy, though it can help suppress appetite. You need to find the right mix of fat and carbs (probably a lot more fat than carbs) for pure "energy" but also make sure you're getting all your vitamins and minerals each day.

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A popular paleo answer would be: Bullet proof coffee

Essentially something fatty blended into a warm liquid ( Usually coffee...people like caffeine )

Possible fats: (coconut oil/milk,mct,butter,ghee)

Not quite sure why you want protein. But assuming there is an actual need for it, you could possibly add whey? Might be best to add it after the liquid has cooled a bit...then again I'm sure you could just make it cold if you wanted.

Depends what you like taste wise...you can blend anything. I doubt you want to be sipping down on egg/beef smoothie though.

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on March 31, 2014
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you can get creative with smoothies. start with kefir, yogurt, or coconut milk and add fruit (banana, mango, pineapple, avocado) and a few spoonfuls of coconut oil, coconut butter, gelatin, nut butter. whatever you want really. you can add raw egg yolks if you eat those. i always put in some cinnamon and vanilla.

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