Smoothies are awesome. Nutrient dense, quick, transportable and (sometimes) tasty. Originally a drink of ‘fruit slush’ from South America, they have evolved to become a cornerstone of many healthy lifestyles. There are literally endless recipes and theories behind smoothies, from the humble to the sophisticated to the ultra-healthy-yet-downright-disgusting. My recipe takes a page out of all three books. I like it for breakfast when not fasting (hence the name) or after a workout, but it could go anywhere.
For one (cos I spell team with an ‘i’)
- 1 scoop of brown rice protein, hemp protein or grass-fed whey protein.
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of turmeric – this can get gross so go easy, or omit
- 1 pinch of good salt. Not only very good for you, but salt reduces the bitter flavour in foods
- 1 small banana or similar quantity of fruit
- 1 tablespoon of coconut oil
- 500 ml of water, mycotoxin-free coffee, coconut water, almond milk, raw milk, coconut milk, etc
- 1/2 tablespoon of cocao powder (optional)
- a finger-long piece of aloe vera gel (optional)
- 1 teaspoon of raw honey (optional – good before bed, a study session or after exercise)
- 1 egg. For a post-workout smoothie I’ll add 2 eggs. If you’re getting your eggs from a trustworthy source and wash them before crackingthere is little need to fear bacteria
- 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
- 2-3 leaves of kale (optional)
Blend until no chunks or fibres remain. This could be about 5 minutes. Post-workout I like to flood my muscles with everything I can, and so I don’t always stick to the metabolic-type recommendations.
Be prepared for the power.
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