Hey Guys, I'm considering to start doing Paleo, but I'm ridiculously short on time, and a poor college student. So for that, I want to buy things in bulk, and prepare my food ahead. That made me think that it would be great to try to produce a shake that contains all essential nutrients, and drink that as a meal, maybe twice a day.
On youtube someone presented a shake with veggies, berries, coconut oil and a chicken breast for protein (which he claims cannot be tasted) - I'm considering to do something like that. Of course I'd research my recipe in detail to make sure it covers all important vitamins/minerals. Then I'd produce maybe 2 x 1.5 litres (the standard charge of a blender), and keep that in the fridge for a very fast, healthy and affordable food. Maybe I'd do two shakes, one more sweet with fruit and one more spicy/salty with chicken breast.
Besides the fact, that this will take the pleasure of eating for me (which is why I probably won't do it for three meals a day), are there any health reasons why this might be a bad idea? For example:
- is chewing the food or the enzymes in the saliva very important for digestion?
- is it a bad idea to mix all foods together, i.e. is it better for digestion to emphasize protein in one meal, and veggies/fiber in another?
- is liquid food an issue in any way? Do blenders break down the fiber in an undesired way?
Sorry about all those questions, but I think this is a super interesting topic, because I'm such an efficiency geek. Hope you guys will join in with your wisdom :)