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Offline Mafio

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Almond Flour
« on: November 04, 2015, 03:53:53 AM »
Hi Guys,
I've been paleo for a few months now. One of the hardest things for me personally was giving up bread, but I've recently found a quick easy bread that I'm currently making every morning, at least 5 days a week. The ingredients are:

1 banana
2-3 eggs
about 4 tbsps of almond flour
about 2 tbsps of coconut flour
salt (real)
2 tbsp honey
1 tbsp of almond or cashew nut butter

What are your thoughts on this bread?

I'm particularly interested in hearing whether you think it would be a good idea to cut out/down the almond flour and butter: http://empoweredsustenance.com/avoid-almond-flour/

Offline Warren Dew

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Re: Almond Flour
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2016, 11:21:27 PM »
I think it may be okay on an occasional basis, but it would really be more paleo just to eat the almonds, eggs, and such separately.  Personally I save the nut flour things for occasions that include nonpaleo guests.


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Re: Almond Flour
« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2016, 07:33:13 AM »
I think it may be okay on an occasional basis, but it would really be more paleo just to eat the almonds, eggs, and such separately.  Personally I save the nut flour things for occasions that include nonpaleo guests.

Isn't Almond and Coconut Flour on the accepted list?

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Re: Almond Flour
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2016, 08:18:35 AM »
Isn't Almond and Coconut Flour on the accepted list?

You have to base your intake of these things on how it would have been done in the Paleolithic. Nobody then would have expended the energy to shell a pound of almonds then grind them into flour. The calories burned to do this would exceed the calories taken in. Same with coconuts. Labor (thus energy) intensive.

If you want to eat almonds, buy them in the shell and open them yourself (preferably with a rock) then figure out how many you end up eating in a sitting. However much flour that many nuts would make is the most you should eat at one time. Just because almond flour is "on the list" doesn't mean you can gulp it down with impunity. Same for coconut flour. Keep it real.

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Re: Almond Flour
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2016, 02:29:40 PM »
Trying to find a mock for wheat flour just prolongs the agony. I suggest you go through a mourning period for flour (just like you would with any loss) and then move on.

If you think about it, only a handful of foods make up 90% of the SAD diet. They take different forms, but the base ingredients are few.

Focus on all the new and exotic foods you are adding to your diet, instead of what you are losing.


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Re: Almond Flour
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2016, 11:41:34 PM »
Nice. I will be trying this.

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Re: Almond Flour
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2016, 06:32:08 AM »
Not sure that there's much nutritional value in eating that much flour daily. I've always thought of Paleo breads and baked goods as occasional items. However, if you don't feel that eating this bread daily is impacting you negatively then perhaps you're doing ok. I do encourage you to consider weaning yourself off of the bread.

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