There are so many fad smoothies out there they have polluted Google searches to the point of exhaustion. I am here to cut through the bullshit and give you guys something you want. This is a smoothie that will give you a ton of energy in the morning, let you keep your sick days for vacation days, increase concentration, and build muscle. It sounds ridiculous, I know. Since I have been drinking this every day I haven’t been sick, had a cold, nothing for about 2 years. It is antioxidant heaven. Its good for you and it tastes good…now that’s hard to beat. The following recipe has been carved from years of failure into a work of exquisite art. I will now pass my smoothie secrets on to you.
***Buy a good blender. Look at the Blendtec or the Vitamix. The Ninja will do, but anything less than $100 is garbage and will turn out chucky and more like salsa than a smoothie.***
1. Blend below ingrediants on high for 30 seconds
3/4c Frozen Mixed Berries (I buy them at Costco. Blue, black, and raspberry)
2 Whole Frozen Strawberries (Also huge bag at Costco)
2 Cups of Frozen Kale (Any kale will do. Get the deepest green you can find and throw it in the freezer
2/3 Cup Fat Free non-flavored Greek Yogurt (I but at Costco to save a few bucks but you can find this anywhere)***NOTE: you can leave this out if you are dairy free
1/2 Cup Raw Oats
3 Ice Cubes
2. ADD: 1/2 Scoop of iForce Vanilla Protein (any protein powder will do including Pea but this one tastes really good)
3. Blend on medium for 5-10 sec
***NOTE: If you blend the mixture on high with protein powder it will turn very frothy and be full of air. So add the protein after like described above.
I add the following but can be substituted depending on your supplement regimen:
5g Creatine Monohydrate, 1tbls Ground Flax Seed, LG EAAs and BCAAs
WHILE BULKING: Try adding 1tbsn almond or peanut butter, 2 raw whole eggs, and use VitD milk instead of water.
WHILE CUTTING: Omit the oats and the yogurt
Without modifications, the original smoothie above should get you around:
- 25-30g Protein
- 60g Carbs
- 1-2g Fat
I eat this smoothie every morning with 2 whole eggs and 3 egg whites boiled. This is great post workout as well.
ENJOY! The Man Smoothie