Paleo Smoothie: How To Make The Ultimate Breakfast Smoothie

Making The Ultimate Paleo Breakfast Smoothie

There is relatively limited information available for making great paleo smoothies, and much less on actually making great smoothies for breakfast. I think that a smoothie is a great way to deliver a healthy shot of easy to digest nutrients into the body. It has long been known that liquid is easier for the body to digest and metabolise nutrients, so why not take this idea to the extreme and liquidise whole foods into a morning smoothie?

I think that in theory this should work great if you are a fan of protein shakes and other liquid nutrition supplements. The idea of drinking your breakfast may not sound that appealing, but if you think about the efficiency it presents in the delivery of multiple food groups into your stomach in one go it really starts to make sense. I imagine that for the protein in the shake one would use eggs, either whole or egg whites. My preference here would be to go for whole eggs. Next would be something like bacon or gammon. Remember that you’ll need to cook either before throwing them in the blender to make your paleo smoothie. Lastly and perhaps finally, you should add some vegetables. I’d also recommend cooking these to ensure that there aren’t any toxins present, like those found in broccoli for example.

“Goitrogens: a class of toxins in food which suppress the function of the thyroid gland by interfering with iodine uptake. Long term exposure can cause an enlargement of the thyroid (goiter). Foods containing these substances include soybeans (and soybean products such as tofu), pine nuts, peanuts, millet, strawberries, pears, peaches, spinach, bamboo shoots, radishes, horseradish, and vegetables in the genus Brassica (bok choy, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, canola, cauliflower, Chinese cabbage, collard greens, kale, kohlrabi, mustard greens, rutabagas, and turnips.” More information can be found by clicking here. 

I’d also like to add some spinach to the mix. Below I’ve made up a recipe that I think will work well from the standpoint of nutrition and effective nutrient delivery.

Paleo Smoothie Recipe: Eggs, Bacon, Broccoli and Spinach Smoothie

Paleo Smoothie

 Ingredients:

  • 3 whole eggs
  • A handful of spinach(cooked)
  • A handful of broccoli (cooked)
  • A handful of bacon or gammon(cooked)
  • Couple of ice cubes

Preperation:

  • None really!
  • Add all the ingredients into a blender and go at a high speed until liquid
  • Add water to turn the mixture into a more drinkable consistency

I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that this is probably not going to taste that great, but just try it and focus on it’s nutritional benefits. If you like, go for some added spices, perhaps some paprika? I don’t know, I’m pretty new to making smoothies, and certainly new to making paleo smoothie recipes work.

I’ll write back after I’ve tried this out myself!

Keep well,
Andrew

Paleo Smoothies

Smoothies are a great way to combine several foods together in a very body-friendly way. Your body naturally likes to extract nutrients from liquids, and because smoothies are consumed cold, they help burn fat and calories because your body has to warm them up before they can be digested. Just because you are paleo, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a paleo smoothie. Most “normal” smoothies are actually quite heavy in sugar and milk, both no-no foods according to the paleo paradigm. Below, I’ve compiled a list of three great but simple smoothies for you to try out. Try them at different times of the day and see how they make you feel! Enjoy!

Paleo Smoothie

Here is are some great smoothie recipes to try out!

 

Coconut, Strawberries and Pumpkin Smoothie

  • 3/4 cup of cool water
  • 3/4 cup of canned pumpkin. If you can though, use fresh pumpkin.
  • A handful of frozen strawberries. To be honest, you could probably use other berries too! 🙂
  • Coconut oil, make sure it’s liquid and around 2 tablespoons.
To make sure the smoothie actually comes out right blend the the ingredients together without the coconut oil, then add it in afterwards and blend again. Enjoy!

 

Coconut, Berries And Raw Egg Smoothie

  • One whole can of coconut cream
  • Any fruit, but frozen fruits like berries work particularly well.
  • Two whole raw eggs. Heaps of protein, and the kick in protein will promote fat loss.
  • Some options for additional flavour: Nut butter (any kind). May improve the texture of the smoothie, or add some vanilla extract.
This is great for an “as you wake up” protein boost. Protein early in the morning promotes fat loss. In fact, if there is any modification to your diet that you do, eat protein within 30 minutes of waking up.

 

High Protein Chocolate, Avocado and Coconut Smoothie

  • The recommended servings size of your select protein powder. Depending on consistency you may want to increase or lower the serving size of protein powder.
  • A handful of frozen berries or fruit
  • 1/4 cup of avocado
  • Coconut oil, about one tablespoon
  • Either add almond milk or water, it’s your choice. The protein powder is already going to thicken the smoothie.
This is also a good breakfast smoothie option, but I’ve made it dinner before and it was fantastic. This one is probably my favourite on this list .
Go and make your smoothies now! In order to fully enjoy making and enjoying your paleo smoothies I’d recommend either getting an actual smoothie machine or perhaps a juicer. Normal food processors can do the job as well, but smoothie machines have nice adapters and tend to get the consistency of everything just right.