I get asked a lot about protein shakes, smoothies, juices and other "nutritional" beverages. As far as healthy beverages go, I'm pretty simple when it comes to the majority of my liquid consumption. Water mostly with a cup of coffee or tea in the morning. I do however like to make one of my "liquid multi-vitamin smoothies as I refer to it smoothies a couple of times per week. This recipe is often evolving and has taken me about 2 years to get to where it is now. The items as listed in the order that I put them into my Magic Bullet Blender Cup, which can fit a surprisingly large amount of ingredients. (Disclaimer; I am not a Doctor or Nutritionist and am not advising anyone on nutrition. This is simply what I have found to work for me and the reasons why I chose each ingredient based on my understanding of each food. Do your own research and consult your Doctor when making dietary changes especially if taking medications.)
Frozen Blueberries .5 cups - Locally grown blueberries from Bybee Nims Farms in North Bend Wa.
Water .25 cups - Filtered tap water
Aloe Vera Gel .25 cups- to help joint function and circulation, support healing, immune function and aiding digestive health.
Amazing Greens 1 scoop-full of green superfoods packed with vitamins, minerals and other micronutrients
Spirulina 1 tsp - a complete protein with all essential amino acids
Protein Powder 1.5 scoops - Protein from grass-fed cows with low carbohydrates
Cacao Powder 1 Tbls - high in antioxidants and delicious
Camu Camu Powder 1 tsp - high in vitamin C, highest levels of any plant in the world
Moringa Leaf Powder 1 Tbls -great source of potassium, calcium and iron as well as essential amino acids, vitamins, and minerals.
Collagen Peptides 1 scoop - From grass fed cows, supports healthy joints and skin, speeds up muscle recovery
MCT oil 1 Tbls - Medium Chain Triglycerides for energy
Brain Octane oil 1 Tbls - Medium Chain Triglyceride Caprylic acid C8 for energy
Peanut Butter 1 Tbls - high fat and good flavor
Mixed Nuts (Not Picture) - More high fat source and good flavor
Author : Jordan Proudfoot
Here are my thoughts and insights into fitness and wellness to be the best you possible.