For the past two weeks, I’ve been on a “paleo” diet. I started seeing a nutritional therapist to check in on my diet – what foods are good for me, what should I avoid? I think I tend to eat pretty healthy, but I wanted to learn more about nutrition and why we eat what we eat.
To “reset” my body, I’ve been following a restricted diet – sometimes I can’t believe I made it through two weeks (as of today!). The paleo diet is a low sugar diet – that means no sweets, breads, pastas, grains or other carbohydrates that turn into sugar when digested. No alcohol, coffee or fruits (except berries and apples now and then, which have a low sugar content). So what have I been eating? Lots of vegetables and meat! I’m also eating lots of good fats and proteins – whole milk yogurt, avocados, almonds, eggs and cottage cheese.
To try and make breakfast more exciting, I’ve been experimenting with smoothies. It took a few tries, but I assembled a great “paleo” smoothie that I will continue to make – super simple, delicious and fills you up so you don’t get hungry just a few hours later. Enjoy!
- Handful of fresh spinach
- 1 cup frozen blueberries (if using fresh, add a few ice cubes)
- 3/4 cup whole milk Greek yogurt
- 1 scoop whey protein
- 1 Tbsp flax seeds
- Bit of water
Assemble all ingredients and blend – I use an immersion blendbicultural a regular blender or Vitamix should do the trick.