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Smoothies v soups?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 11, 2013 at 8:04 PM

I know that smoothies are kind of frowned upon in paleo circles. Robb Wolf says its better o eat your foods, not pulverise/process them. So how come soup is ok? surely soup is essentially just a hot smoothie?

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on April 12, 2013
at 07:08 AM

Green smoothies are awesome.

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on April 11, 2013
at 08:47 PM

Don't see how anyone could have a problem with a green smoothies, someone I work with makes them. Kale, Swiss Chard, that sort of thing, with a few blueberries thrown in.

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on April 11, 2013
at 08:15 PM

Sorry I should have clarified I mean if the ingredients are near enough the same, so a green smoothie and a veg soup.

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on April 12, 2013
at 07:07 AM

The reason I eat soup is for bone broth, which contains nutrients such as minerals and gelatin that I can't otherwise access unless drawn out into liquid.

Also, drinking bone broth isn't goIng to slam into your pancreas and liver the way a tall glass of liquid sugar will. That, along with chugging more calories than are necessary, are what the caution is about.

Green smoothies are great nutrition, though I always "chew" mine to allow for mixing with salivary enzymes. Same with soup. And if you drink fruit smoothies the same thing is a good idea. Slow and mindful, not throwing it down the hatch. Our bodies aren't designed for a pound of liquid food to hit the stomach all at once and without a salivary assist.

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on April 11, 2013
at 08:07 PM

Not really, if you make chicken soup, you start with chicken stock which is almost all water, maybe 3 ounces of chicken per serving added to it, then some onion and stuff, no comparison to a smoothy where you start with a pound of fruit.

Soup is water, lean meat and non-starchy vegetable.

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on April 11, 2013
at 08:15 PM

Sorry I should have clarified I mean if the ingredients are near enough the same, so a green smoothie and a veg soup.

Fb67dc30cead043d1d13ea503a3044dc

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on April 12, 2013
at 07:08 AM

Green smoothies are awesome.

59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on April 11, 2013
at 08:47 PM

Don't see how anyone could have a problem with a green smoothies, someone I work with makes them. Kale, Swiss Chard, that sort of thing, with a few blueberries thrown in.

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on April 11, 2013
at 08:27 PM

Eating hot soup has several differences. First, it takes longer to consume because you can slam down a room temp smoothie, but doing so with a hot liquid is difficult. Unless you have blitzed the soup, you must still chew it, releasing salivary amylase in a greater quantity than if you just drink liquid. The longer it takes you chew the solids and slurp the liquids, the more easily satiety is recognized.

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