Thursday, July 12, 2012

ALMOST PALEO PROTEIN SMOOTHIE


Almost every time I explain the basics of paleo to someone new, I get this question, "But, what do you eat for breakfast?" or, "Don't you get tired of eggs?" And my answers are "Eggs. No." respectively. If you follow this blog, you know I have a serious knack for pimping out omelets, but some people just can't do it every day.
If you are like me, you do not tolerate dairy well. If you are like my self-proclaimed, genetically-superior husband with a strong Northern European, pure-bred ancestry, maybe you tolerate it just fine. He almost quit the paleo challenge because of the eggs, so this is what we came up with as an alternative. And he stuck with it!  It does have greek yogurt, so it is not "strict" paleo. I use full fat, organic yogurt with the fewest ingredients and carbs on the label. See the photo above for the specific brands. For the cup of fruit, I just grab a snack sized baggie of chopped leftover mixed fruit from the freezer. I make these regularly as fresh fruit gets a little too ripe to eat on its own. A typical bag includes a handful of blueberries, 2 large strawberries, 1/3 banana, etc. and adds up to about one cup.
I ought to note that I do not measure these ingredients every morning. I did when I wrote this post, but don't stress about it. 

The Almost Paleo Protein Smoothie
Serves 1
5 large ice cubes
1 c. mixed frozen fruit (banana, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, etc)
3 Tbsp liquid egg whites
2 Tbsp Flax Seed meal
1/4 c greek yogurt
3/4 c So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut milk
1 tsp pure local honey (optional)

Dump it all in a blender. You know what to do. 




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