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Old 06-04-09, 06:09 PM   #1
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Black bean smoothie

Black bean smoothie
This tastes great! It is a paleo diet smoothie. Low in bad things, high in good things.

1/2 c water
1 scoop of whey protein
1/2 cup of bean/rice mixture (cook them without salt or spices from dried beans)
1/2 cup of fresh spinach leaves
1/4 cup of grape tomatoes
1/4 cup of pineapple (fresh)
scant 1/4 cup of frozen berries (from Sams: mixed berries)
2 tbs of olive oil
1/2 a banana, sliced


Put in the blender and puree for about 30 seconds or so. An older osterizer blender would work well (ones which crush ice seem to puree poorly)


Comes out a great purple color, and tastes so good and nutritionally, can't be beat. Low in salt, high in potassium. Make changes in your diet gradually so your body has time to accommodate it.
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Old 06-04-09, 08:22 PM   #2
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sounds like a good recipe for a huge methane issue.....I still might give it a go sometime..sounds somewhat tasty and loaded with protein and vitamins.
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Nobody is going anywhere near you after you have one of those.
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Well, for those who are challenged (and challenge others) when they eat beans, just check this out:
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First of all ... if you can digest that without sever gastric distress .. . more power to 'ya


But wait a minute. . . Paleo diet . . . you mean like Cave Men?
Hmmm. . . I didn't realize Oster blenders had been around THAT long. . . or that cave men enjoyed smoothies
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Touchee. It's not 100% authentic paleo (with the whey protein and the legumes) but the point is nutrition and taste first.
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can you explain the taste of this beverage? i can't quite imagine it.
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The beans are nearly tasteless. I added them for the carbs and the fiber and to thicken the smoothie. The idea was to remove the grain base (from oatmeal and / or cereal) from my previous smoothie recipe. This week I have been using red beans as that was what I had on hand. The flavor comes from the berries mostly, and the banana and pineapple. After I used up the pineapple that I had, I use other fruits and one day I used a raw zucchini (part of one) in place of the banana. My daughter liked it, my son liked it, but my wife does not like it (she dislikes beans).

For the issue of digestion, the only time I have had abnormal gas or abdominal pain in the past year was 2 days ago. I traced it back to overindulgence in dried apricots (they are preserved with sulfur dioxide. I need not elaborate further). I just cook the beans thoroughly.

Since my original post I have learned more nutritional facts and feel that the beans are not the most important thing, by far in this smoothie. The nutritional value comes from the overall high potassium, low sodium, high vitamin and nutrient content. I'm going to try to include at least 5 of the 10 top nutritional foods (excluding fish, in case you're worried) in the list below from now on in my daily smoothie:

The 10 top nutritional foods (the list varies somewhat from reference to reference):

Broccoli
Flax seed (oil, ground meal)
Whole grains (some would avoid)
Wild salmon
Nuts
Garlic
Tomatoes
Blueberries (and other berries)
Olive oil
Soybean products (I'm male, I'll avoid this one)


If anyone is reading this thread, do you know how to get hold of any wolfberries, fresh or dried?

Thanks
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I remember one time I made plain old black bean soup and *then* I put the soup in
a blender and made a 'thicker' soup...

The next day I was not able to go to work, my internals were totally devastated...

( I still like black bean soup though...)

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