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Ru El’s Running 006 : Chronic Cardio | Fried Food Friday | Quality Food | Improve Health

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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.

If you are interested in learning what I have about NSNG Lifestyle, a perfect place to start is the book Fitness Confidential (affiliate link) I can’t say enough positive things about the book. So please check it out!

Intro music:

Song: Fire In The Sky
Artist: Luzius Stone

Outro music:

Song: Rude (feat. Von Smith)
Album: Historical Misappropriation
Artist: Scott Bradlee & Postmodern Jukebox

Rude Video

What A Rush!

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Ru El’s Running 005 : Weight Loss | Grains & Oral Health | Bad Teeth Runners | Running or Racing | Bored Kids | Smoking | Vitamix Tips

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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

Do Runners Have Good Teeth? Brush Up On Your Dental Upkeep!

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.

Ru Rants

  • Bored Kids
  • Smoking

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Running or Racing Comparative Analysis:

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Music by: Luzius Stone/Fire In The Sky.

Vitamix-ing Never Gets Old

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:

  1. Stays fresh frozen until ready for use. Thus avoiding wilting or rotting your awesome vegetables.
  2. Reduce (or eliminate) the amount of ice needed to make the shake. Therefore packing in more nutrients per smoothie.

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Morning Smoothie 1-14-13

  • 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

Hardware:
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.