Overcoming chronic cardio and poor food choices to improve health. A personal example of how you can’t out-exercise a bad diet.
Link to the Fried Food Fridays blog post.
What A Rush!
Ru El’s Running 005 : Weight Loss | Grains & Oral Health | Bad Teeth Runners | Running or Racing | Bored Kids | Smoking | Vitamix Tips
Weight-Loss to Mullets, Grains to Oral Health, Bad Teeth & Runners, Running or Racing, Quotes, Bored Kids, Smoking, Vitamix Tips.
It Starts In The Mouth by Dr William Davis @ Wheat Belly Blog
The Decaying Teeth of Endurance Athletes (Guest Blogger Dr. Larry Dunlap) by Scott Dunlap @ A Trail Runner’s Blog
Running or Racing by Liz Dennis @ RunHaven
Ru talks about his other blenders, the Vitamix, how he currently uses it and some prep tips. Check out related titled Vitamix-ing Never Gets Old.
- Bored Kids
Running or Racing Comparative Analysis:
Music by: Luzius Stone/Fire In The Sky.
Never gets old. I think it just gets better every time I make one of these smoothies with the Vitamix. The usual suspects of ingredients.
- Kale (1 cup)
- Red chard (1 cup)
- Broccoli (1/2 cup)
- Apple (1/2 – 3/4)
- Frozen blue berries (1/4 cup)
- Avocado (half of a small one)
- Raw almonds (6-8)
- Ground cinnamon (1 tsp)
- Pink Himalayan sea salt (a pinch)
- Heavy whipping cream (1 tbl)
- Coconut oil (1 tbl)
- Plain full fat Greek yogurt (1 tbl)
- Water (1 cup to start and add as needed)
- Coffee (1/4 cup previously brewed and cooled)
In a plastic zip lock bag I froze the red chard, the kale, sliced apple, broccoli, and the blueberries. Freezing a bunch of the ingredients has 2 benefits:
- Stays fresh frozen until ready for use. Thus avoiding wilting or rotting your awesome vegetables.
- Reduce (or eliminate) the amount of ice needed to make the shake. Therefore packing in more nutrients per smoothie.
- 1-2 Kale leaves raw
- 1 celery stalks raw
- 1 carrot stick raw
- 1 Fuji apple
- 1/4 cup fresh/frozen blueberries
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 4 raw almonds
- 2 raw brazil nuts
- 1-2 tsp powdered spirulina
- 1-2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1/2 cup crushed ice
- 10 dashes of ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp pink Himalayan sea salt
- 1/3 or 1/4 cup heavy cream
Vitamix or Blend Tec blender are touted as the best. I can’t afford a new blender to I’m using the one we got off of a wedding gift gift card. Ours is a Cuisanart blender from William Sonoma I think.
Just blend till you get it all into a foamy liquid. It’s better than juicing because it includes the fiber and all the nutrients the plant has to offer. Blending predigest the food so you don’t have to expend energy breaking it down.
It makes 1 sippy cup for my youngest son, 1 insulated bottle with ice, and 1 glass worth. Drink the glass in the morning for breakfast, and the insulated bottle for 2pm lunch.