I feel like today was full of sweet. Fruit and coconut water made for a sugary day.
In an effort to be even more Whole30 compliant, today’s smoothie had no banana. I liked it – tasted more green.
Whole30 lists smoothies as a ‘we rather you didn’t’ food, instead of banning them outright. While I wholeheartedly agree with that assessment for smoothies from a store and fruity smoothies, I would argue that my breakfast smoothie is just fine. My breakfast smoothie contains loads of green veggies and good fats, and keeps me satisfied until lunch much better than a couple of hardboiled eggs does. And I’ve been drinking this smoothie for over 7 months, so my body gets pissy without its morning fatty vitamin shot.
Whole30’s secondary issue with smoothies (that they are a sugar bomb is the primary issue), is that drinking your food sends different messages to the brain than chewing your food, which leads to a delayed ‘full’ reaction. I get this, I do. And thin fruit smoothies definitely fit this bill. My smoothie is thick – it takes some work to get through the straw – and my body is very conscious of what is going into it because of that. Also, the avocado is fatty – and fills me up until lunch at 12:30.
Tl;dr: While not expressly forbidden, Whole30 says smoothies set your body up for ‘cravings, hunger, and volatile energy levels throughout the day’. For most smoothies, I agree. I argue that my smoothie has enough fat & green leafies in it that it does satiate me until lunch – with no crash.
We decided to call it an early day and ordered delivery for from somewhere called Tasty Chicken. The menu consists of chicken (fried, grilled and rotisserie), tons of sandwiches, wraps, ribs, a few salads, fried Mac & cheese, and lots of things smothered in BBQ sauce.
In this long, long menu was buried a few Whole30 approved items. I ordered half a rotisserie chicken with an order of steamed broccoli with garlic.
The chicken was so filling I didn’t even go near the broccoli, and I was so hungry I forgot to take a picture.
1 cup of mixed ‘nod to the season’ fruit.
I wanted something with more taste than the 60+ ounces of water I drink daily, so had half a can of 100% coconut water, and man was it sweet.
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