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Healthy Protein Shake/Smoothie additives....


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#1 Oilucy

Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:26 PM

Would love to hear from anyone else who is into superfoods and supplements and what they put into their smoothies!
I currently add in Spirulina, Maca Powder, Mesquite Powder, Acai Powder, Vitamin C, L-Argenine Powder, Chia Seeds and Chia or Flaxseed Oil.
I dont always mix them together - I have a couple of smoothie concoctions I use depending on whether I'm after a chocolately taste or whether I'm using fruit and berries.
Would love to hear from anyone else who uses them too.

#2 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:42 PM

I tried some of that supergreens powder. It had the side effect of making me sh*t like a rabbit, pardon my french.

It did give me more energy and was making me feel better  biggrin.gif

#3 Guest_Cathode_*

Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:44 PM

Are you trying to lose weight? or going for expensive urine?

#4 ubermum

Posted 14 January 2012 - 12:56 PM

QUOTE (holy_j @ 14/01/2012, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I tried some of that supergreens powder. It had the side effect of making me sh*t like a rabbit, pardon my french.


QUOTE (Cathode @ 14/01/2012, 01:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Are you trying to lose weight? or going for expensive urine?

roll2.gif what a little pearler of a thread.

I take supplements because I can tell I need them (iron, vitamin d) and because I am pregnant. I don't buy into the "superfoods" thing. I do base my diet on fruit, vegetables, wholegrains and lean meats/fish. I believe that we are better to get what we need from whole foods rather than taking supplements or adding powders and potions to our food.

#5 countrymel

Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE (holy_j @ 14/01/2012, 01:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I tried some of that supergreens powder. It had the side effect of making me sh*t like a rabbit, pardon my french.


When you say sh*t like a rabbit:
Do you mean it made you do tiny pellet sized poos?
Or that It made you defecate frequently (IE 'at it like rabbits' meaning to fornicate frequently)?
Or did it give you an overwhelming urge to eat you faeces to get the extra nutrients you missed the first time?

I need more detail....


#6 ubermum

Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:06 PM

Oh this just gets better every time I open it.

Maybe it means she left little piles all over her yard.

#7 Guest_Cathode_*

Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:12 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 14/01/2012, 10:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I take supplements because I can tell I need them (iron, vitamin d) and because I am pregnant. I don't buy into the "superfoods" thing. I do base my diet on fruit, vegetables, wholegrains and lean meats/fish. I believe that we are better to get what we need from whole foods rather than taking supplements or adding powders and potions to our food.

See, that is what I thought by the thread title, that is was about super foods/whole foods ... not processed powders and shakes and bars and whatnot. That just seems a juxtaposition to me.
Ubermum, I think you are spot on with your dietary intake.

OP - Superfoods itself is just a marketing term. 'Superfoods' should be eaten as nature intended - whole and preferably fresh.

Spirulina is a cyanobacterium. Known to produce toxins. It can also become infected with microcystins which have been linked to cancer.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P...?tool=pmcentrez


OP, seriously, don't buy the marketing bullsh*t. Eat a proper well balanced diet and you don't need all that crap.

#8 Jenflea

Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:20 PM

Lol country mel!

I read superfoods and my first thought was blueberries, which my 20 month old eats by the punnet. Along with broccoli, but sadly, not salmon sad.gif

#9 MrsNorthman

Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:46 PM

QUOTE (Cathode @ 14/01/2012, 02:12 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
See, that is what I thought by the thread title, that is was about super foods/whole foods ... not processed powders and shakes and bars and whatnot. That just seems a juxtaposition to me.


That's exactly what I thought too...superfoods are whole foods, certainly not powders...and I agree with Cathode, its all just clever marketing  sad.gif

#10 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 14 January 2012 - 02:24 PM

PMSL, did i really write that?

yes it did have the unfortunate effects or increasing visits to the loo to pass pellet poos.

Maybe that's more goat like?? *ponders*



#11 ubermum

Posted 14 January 2012 - 02:31 PM

QUOTE (holy_j @ 14/01/2012, 03:24 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PMSL, did i really write that?

yes it did have the unfortunate effects or increasing visits to the loo to pass pellet poos.

Maybe that's more goat like?? *ponders*

Goat and rabbit poo is much the same. I owned goats and rabbits frequented the property. Do you bang the ground with your feet, or have the urge to headbut things?

#12 Guest_holy_j_*

Posted 14 January 2012 - 03:09 PM

No, but i felt like it!!  biggrin.gif

#13 niggles

Posted 14 January 2012 - 03:33 PM

I've recently discovered a premix of Goji berries, pistachio nuts, almonds and white chocolate buds from my local IGA that I am hooked on. Does that count?

#14 smudgiekiss

Posted 20 January 2012 - 04:24 PM

Thank you for making me laugh ladies.


#15 Cherish

Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:05 PM

Inca inchi owder for protein perhaps?
Camu camu (im about to buy this)




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