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