Chiara got a reaction from RZolbrod in Don't over think this.
Can someone tell me why fruit smoothies for breakfast are not a good idea? I had one with kale, spinach, cherries, strawberries and blueberries and a tablespoon of almonds today and this is my first day ever on the Whole 30. I thought I was doing well, but now am curious about this comment. I have not yet read the book but plan to, but in the meantime am curious. Thank you in advance.
Chiara reacted to GFChris in Don't over think this.
Smoothies are not encouraged on a Whole30. The idea is to chew your food rather than drink it. Chewing food tends to be more satiating than drinking food. Further, there can be a tendency to overload on fruit all at once when having smoothies, vs. having the recommended 1-2 servings of fruit per day on the Whole30. A fruit serving on the Whole30 is the size of your fist.
If you don't have the ISWF book yet, here are some places to start on familiarizing yourself with the Whole30:
- Overview with links to several helpful documents http://whole9life.com/2013/07/get-ready-get-set-august-whole30/
- The Whole30 program. http://whole9life.com/2012/08/the-whole30-program/
- The Whole30 meal template. Basically your bible for how to structure every meal: http://whole9life.com/book/ISWF-Meal-Planning-Template.pdf