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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I am on an autoimmune paleo diet as it provides exceptional relief for my chronic "allergies" and other ailments. However, I feel as though fat is just melting off my body. I can even see a sixpack forming for the first time in my life.On the one... (more)

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BobK 0 · September 28, 2014 at 10:29 PM

How about some data to work with?Age, weight, waist, bodyfat guess.... now and when you started AIP General questions w/o supporting details yield general / non-spedfic questions. How long on AIP? cheers   (more)

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by 0 · about 20 hours ago

I've put together two different mealplans, and need your opinion on which one is more "optimal". Here it goeees:Mealplan 1:Breakfast:- Green tea with lemon - Smoothie with kale, spinach, fishoil, blueberries, coconut oil and avocado - 2 boiled... (more)

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CD 0 · June 02, 2014 at 12:32 PM

drop the fish oil and eat fish a couple of times a week.The more "optimal" diet would be to eat varied, so menu 1 day 1, menu 2 day 2, etc.

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by 215 · about 20 hours ago

So I've been struggling to get enough calories lately, and I've been putting coconut oil in my smoothies. The problem is, I don't want to go through a bunch of coconut oil for one use, and I want to get some different fatty acids into my diet.... (more)

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haley12 0 · August 14, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Are you paleo or primal? If primal, adding a scoop of full-fat no-sugar greek yogurt can up the calories and is delicious!

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by 787 · about 20 hours ago

Hello there, i'm after some suggestions for high fat/protein/low carb liquid foods please, or food that do well liquidised in a smoothie I'm getting removable braces fitted that you have to leave in for 20 hours per day & take out when... (more)

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WHITNEY_6 0 · July 29, 2013 at 3:24 PM

I like to put chia seeds in my smoothies. They add fiber and good fats. Have you thought about some bone broth? I've never tried making my own, but that's a common topic of conversation around here. You could also blend up some cooked veggies... (more)

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by 15 · about 20 hours ago

I knew whey protein is not considered strictly paleo for a long time, but I always used it because I had no reason to believe it is bad. But recently I felt a little phlegm-y after having two smoothies in one day, so I did some digging around.... (more)

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Hailstorm 0 · June 18, 2013 at 7:53 PM

I usually put two raw egg yolks in my smoothie, and then microwave the whites for 45 seconds to a minute and eat them separately. Don't want raw whites in your smoothie because of the potential for biotin deficiency. My meal replacement smoothie... (more)

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by 15 · about 20 hours ago

I've been drinking a kale smoothie every morning for a few weeks and it's been great so far! They contain plenty of vitamins/minerals/fats, but I'm almost completely lacking protein. For the past few days, I've been scrambling up 3 duck eggs from... (more)

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tbunchylulu 0 · May 06, 2013 at 12:51 PM

I put two or three raw chicken egg yolks in my kale smoothie every morning and have for years. I get the eggs from a neighbor and have never had a problem. Just make sure the shells are clean before you crack them.

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by 2302 · about 20 hours ago

I know that strawberries and blueberries are near the top of the list of "Things to Buy Organic". Would this be any different if they were frozen? I use them daily in my smoothies and Trader Joe's has a great "Fancy Berry Blend" that I like to... (more)

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Todd_B 0 · May 03, 2013 at 1:27 PM

Matt makes a good point. Organic does not necessarily mean pesticide free. Petroleum and sulfur are two products that are toxic to humans and still considered "organic.". In addition, because organic pesticides are usually less effective,... (more)

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by 3280 · about 21 hours ago

Since I'm not a coffee drinker, and don't know much about coffee, I figured I'd ask if it's safe, as nutritious, and ok to toss in 10 whole coffee beans into my vitamix smoothie? I am curious if whole coffee beans are like garlic in that it needs... (more)

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blackappy 0 · January 07, 2013 at 5:19 PM

There is plenty of available dissolved oxygen in a smoothie, not to mention the aeration that happens during the blending phase of your smoothie. (more)

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by 30 · about 21 hours ago

Hi primates, I wanna gain some weight and therefore have to get more calories. A nice user called txrandom tipped me into trying some frozen coconut milk with fruits. Its great! And this seems to be a great way for me to surplus in calories.... (more)

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ParkerNotSoPerfect 0 · April 10, 2013 at 5:20 PM

How about a mint chocolate chip one: coconut milk, avocado, cocoa powder, mint extract/fresh mint/dried mint, vanilla extract if you choose, sweetener if you choose. Or a sweet potato nut pie one, like my husband made the other day, if you're ok... (more)

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by 379 · about 21 hours ago

My mother-in-law just got a new Vitamix blender. She and my wife make shakes for breakfast. Both of them are trying to eat healthier. I'd like to know if their shakes are indeed healthy, if they should be doing this everyday, and what could make... (more)

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cbucker 0 · October 09, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Drinking a shake for any meal is not significantly different in any way from eating the ingredients whole. They are fine to have everyday, all day, all the time, never, or periodically, as long as you desire if you put the necessary ingredients in... (more)

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by 748 · about 21 hours ago

I'm trying to lose weight, and all the recipes I have come across use banana, and I only want to use low fructose fruits (berries). I know all protein or all fat for breakfast work "best" for weight loss, and I might use those some days, but just... (more)

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Jodi__1 0 · October 09, 2012 at 4:34 AM

1/2 avocado, handful spinach or kale, 1/2-1 banana, 4-5 strawberries, 1tblsp flax, approximately 2/3 C coconut milk or until desired thickness. You can substitute any berry for the banana instead. This is so yummy.

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by 668 · about 21 hours ago

Hola, So I'm sitting here with chipmunk cheeks and a very sore jaw. I just had two impacted wisdom teeth pulled and the doctor told me not to eat solids or hot liquids for 3 days Any paleo suggestions. The Dr said icecream but I'm tryin to avoid... (more)

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AmandaLP 0 · August 17, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Bone broth! Pureed Soups. Coconut milk and fish broth with garlic. Coconut oil in lots of things.

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by 600 · about 21 hours ago

Hey guys, I've been paleo for around 3 months now. My current weight is 70kg and I'm 161cm tall I've been in ketosis for 5 days and intend on staying in it for 7 weeks I've been craving a banana smoothie all day and I'm just wondering if it's... (more)

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Gerg 0 · July 10, 2012 at 2:47 PM

I say just go for it. Eating it after a workout will have the least impact, but seriously we are talking about ONE banana here there are far worse things you could be eating instead.

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by 3280 · about 21 hours ago

I was reading: http://www.radiancenutrition.com/2011/08/19/put-down-that-kale-smoothie-why-you-should-cook-your-food/ And it made the point that cooking veggies makes them more bio available because: "Destruction of cell walls in vegetables... (more)

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Meatymichael 0 · June 03, 2012 at 2:52 PM

NO I wouldn't. I think a raw leafy greens AND cooked greens are both essential and should be included in our diet. Honestly I wouldn't worry about it. Just eat both raw and cooked. I drink a green smoothie every day. I do agree that Kale is very... (more)

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by 1876 · about 21 hours ago

Does anyone have any paleo friendly smoothie recipes (particularly breakfast) they would share? I've found a few online that use raw eggs and regardless of what the site author says, I don't feel comfortable eating raw eggs.

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jesuisjuba___paleorepublic_com 0 · May 24, 2012 at 3:20 AM

Smoothie ideas! To whey or not to whey, is up to you :) 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... (more)

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by 2825 · about 21 hours ago

6 weeks pregnant w/ meat aversion. Trying to take in fat and keep insulin response low, as hypoglycemia strengthens nausea. I'm at the point where I'd just love to down an easy smoothie/drink w/ lovely macronutrient ratios because trying to... (more)

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Cheri_2 0 · May 20, 2012 at 5:37 PM

How about a nice chicken soup with soft cooked veggies and coconut milk? If you add the cooked chicken at the end with the coconut milk and shred it fine or mince it even, you may be able to tolerate it. You can even stir in an extra teaspoon of... (more)

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by 3280 · about 21 hours ago

I'm presently trying the auto-immune protocol, dairy-free, nut free paleo diet. I vitamix a smoothie with 1 can coconut milk, 6oz spinach (cooked first in .5oz coconut oil), and 1/2 cantaloupe (12oz). It makes 3 servers, each with: 25g fat, 18g... (more)

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November 0 · May 05, 2012 at 6:24 PM

I did hear you say no powder. However, if whey is the thing holding you up, there are some powders that are dairy, soy, gluten, and sugar-free. PaleoMeal DF http://patient.designsforhealth.com/PaleoMeal-DF-Berry-Cream I use coconut milk,... (more)

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by 5 · about 21 hours ago

Hi, I'm trying to get back into ketosis after a week of horrible binging. I normally stay in ketosis with under 50g of carbs a day--it really helps me shed fat and control my appetite, as I'm about thirty pounds overweight. I can jump-start... (more)

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Tracey_6 0 · April 27, 2012 at 12:40 AM

My favorite smoothie : Coconut milk,canned pumpkin,egg protein,ice,stevia, and pumpkin pie spice....Its like drinking pumpkin pie filling before its cooked!!! Try it, if your a pumpkin fan like me...youll be hooked

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by 287 · about 21 hours ago

I've been Paleo for 3 weeks now... trying to heal my leaky gut. Adding smoothies into my diet helps me keep my fiber up on days I don't eat enough veggie. But now the smoothies are giving me gurling, and stomach discomfort. All the items in the... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 26, 2012 at 5:59 AM

The peaches, applesauce, honey, and strawberries offer up the potential for lot of fructose. We can only absorb so much fructose at a time and if much goes unabsorbed it can cause a number of gastrointestinal ailments. Additionally, lot of people... (more)

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by 382 · about 21 hours ago

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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gone2croatan 0 · 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.

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by 18412 · about 21 hours ago

Just saw the other thread on juicing veggies, and it really got me thinking about busting out the ol' Vitamix that I spent $400 on at the Del Mar fair. I don't want to 'juice' veggies as the other post describes. I want to put the whole thing in... (more)

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Rogue_Nutritionist 0 · June 21, 2011 at 9:03 PM

My favorite veggie smoothie : handful of cilantro, big handful of spinach, half of a cucumber, a little lime juice, one small avocado, a pinch of sea salt, a pinch of chipotle powder, enough water to blend...when it's pretty blended, I drizzle in... (more)

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by 30 · about 21 hours ago

I dropped my blender last week and am in dire need of a replacement. Is there a paleo-approved frontrunner? I'm thinking I'll get a hand/stick one (like the kitchenaid immersion) for small stuff, mayo, and baby food but I really need a regular one... (more)

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Eric_12 0 · June 20, 2011 at 2:56 PM

I have the vitamix and it worls great.

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by 210 · about 21 hours ago

I really dig this site and I am loving life on Paleo. I am 95% compliant [rarely 'cheating' {though I could find a better word} on pizza or naan] and have enjoyed the weight loss and muscle gains. I don't feel great about posting another "is this... (more)

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Mike_PaleoVillage 0 · March 28, 2011 at 6:43 AM

Alfalfa, wheat, barley... No

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by 1215 · about 21 hours ago

Here in London (maybe the rest of the UK as well) we have this brand of ready made smoothie which you can buy in a small bottle or a larger carton. Usually fruit juice and smoothies are not really seen as a good idea because of the larger sugar... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · September 09, 2010 at 12:44 PM

Yeah, I used to get those are the airport a lot when I lived in Europe. I was a smoothie junkie for a time and I didn't get fat, but my teeth were worse off. From what I've read the rate of fructose absorption determines how much fructose is... (more)

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by 10 · about 21 hours ago

Hello, My typical breakfast is some protein powder, milled flaxseed, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, & raspberries with about a cup of skim milk blended into a smoothie. I love this and look forward to it in the morning but now... (more)

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Fearsclave 0 · August 09, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Grok wouldn't even recognize protein powder as food. The berries are very Paleo, though. Given that your dentition and digestive tract is evolved to eat them as berries straight off the bush, not pureed and drunk through a straw, why don't you... (more)

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