Posted: Jul 29, 2015 10:04 am
by chango369
Alan B wrote:
chango369 wrote:Maybe I'm too much of a nutrition geek. This morning's breakfast is a porridge of my own concoction. It's a blend of oat bran, quinoa, chia seeds, buckwheat groats, and now freshly ground raw organic almonds :P , with cloves, cinnamon, turmeric (yes turmeric), allspice, blueberries, sweet cherries, a banana, purified water, a shot of coconut milk (regrettably canned, but at least not the one in container), a double shot of organic dairy milk and drizzle of honey.

Yes I'm a nutrition geek. :P

Ah, but have you actually weighed the portions and worked out the nutrition amounts?

If you just consider the protein content, a serving of almond milk has only 1 gram, dairy and soy milk both contain 8 grams of protein. Soy milk's protein is arguably superior to dairy milk's, or if not so, soy milk's protein is advertised as being more heart healthy for reasons I've yet to analyze.

ETA: the following

Yikes Alan, I'm in such a rush to get to work that I didn't even answer your question! :doh: I could do that given the time, as I know the approximate portion. Tell you what, the next time I do it, I'll use a postal scale and weigh the number of grams and come with a fairly accurate "nutrition facts'" for the porridge I just described. That'll take some time, but it'd be worth it. I can say with reasonable certainty, that it would be jam packed with nutrients.

I have a somewhat subconscious understand of each of these ingredients and their nutrient contents, because I have entered in the gm, mg and μg values for the protein, lipids, and minerals for each of these with painstaking fashion, IOW, I instinctly know now what I'm getting based on the item selection.

What I don't know is what I'm getting based on the amount I'm using. But in general I'm using about a 1/4 to 1/3 cup of each of the grains and pseudo grain I'm using. This morning I used about .75 ounces of almonds for example. I'd have to weigh it all out and rely on the USDA database values for accuracy. Now you've got me on yet another project, dang it! :wink:

ETA: the prior ETA ! Caramba! :P