I’ve been around the block to know that there are as many diet philosophies as there are religions in the world and the proponents can often be rather zealous about their particular nutritional creed.
It drains me to even get in the argument and I’ve often found that the most zealous are those who follow the Primal diet, or what they perceive it to be. Again, I’m not here to get into an argument about it. I’m just not a proponent of eating stupid amounts of meat, especially when most of these proponents won’t kill their own food like their Primal ancestors did.
What I know is that I feel absolutely amazing when I have a natural foods smoothie. And I’ve only begun to experiment.
The recipe I showed in the previous video is hardly the most nutritious you can make, but it’s still better for you that what most of us typically consume for breakfast. That recipe contained orange, banana, cranberry, carrot, and celery. I find that it keeps me satiated for about three to four hours before I start to become hungry, which is pretty good consider there is very few calories in it.
I’ve found that to the degree that I experiment with more dark, leafy greens in my drink the longer I can go without getting hungry.
For example, the Beet Greens, Banana, Apple drink I alluded to in that post made only half as much drink, yet I went six hours before my next meal after that one.
I’m not trying to restrict my calories to any degree. In fact, the best body I ever had was in my early twenties when I was consuming about 5000 calories a day, spread over six meals. There is the theory that muscles need calories to grow and you need to fuel your body to burn fat. I’d argue that your body needs abundant and healthy nutrients and that this infatuation with counting calories and grams of protein, carbs, fat, whatever, is not working out so well as a collective whole.
So the “secret” to my diet during this is that I eat one or two healthy smoothies per day and then a sensible dinner. Sometimes I’ll snack with my wife, somedays I won’t. And…gasp… I’ll actually eat ice cream with the triplets some times.
Early next week I’ll shoot another video with a new recipe. This is actually not a smoothie per se, but a porridge recipe that I had to guess at from a delicious meal I had while attending a Yoga and Meditation conference last year. I also had to change it up due to some food allergies with the kids at home.