Replacing dairy on a Paleo "diet"...
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
I'm transitioning to a Paleo way of eating. I hate the word diet. I can "manage" lunch, dinner and snacks while I learn how to do this and what to eat, but my biggest and first roadblock of the day is breakfast.
I'm very loyal to smoothies and I'm a creature of habit. I have no trouble having a smoothie 6 days a week. I make it before I leave for work and I can drink it when I first get hungry. Sometimes that's right away, sometimes that's mid morning. So it's a very versatile choice for me. My go-to recipe is
1 cup of fruit with or without some spinach
1 cup of green iced tea
1/4 cup of organic greek or regular yogurt
I need the yogurt to help me stay full but I'm eager and willing to give it up. Not before I have a replacement though. So what can I replace my yogurt with that will leave me as full as the yogurt does?
I'm not a fan of chia...I tried it for months. But I need to drink it excessively fast in order to drink it before it gels up on me and becomes a glob of something I'm not swallowing. Also not a fan of protein powders.