Saturday, August 10, 2013

Perfect green smoothie recipe (with nutrition info and Magic Bullet modification)

After experimenting over the past few months, I've settled on this simple smoothie as a wonderful post-workout recovery green smoothie. I make this in a Black & Decker Crushmaster blender (which holds 42 oz.) and it makes about three 12 oz. servings.

I usually fill up some 12 oz. drink containers and freeze them immediately after making. Thaw and drink at your leisure. However, single-serving fresh with a Magic Bullet is the way to go.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of blueberries
4 strawberries (remove the stems)
1 banana
1 large handful of kale
2 tbsp of Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein, Chocolate Peanutbutter
(Just add a little peanut butter if you don't want the whey protein).
Some ice cubes and water, depending on how many ounces and thickness you want.

The kale has a ... fruitier...taste than spinach, it's quite good (we're fortunate to have some locally grown kale). The smoothie will turn a nice strawberry pink color (it's not actually green).

Nutritional information:
1 serving:
107.3 calories. 2.8 grams total fat. 20.1 grams of carbs (12.3 grams of sugars). 2.3 grams of protein.  25.9 mg sodium. 415 mg potassium.
Daily allowances:
Vitamin A: 13.5%
Vitamin C: 51.4%
Calcium: 2.6%
Iron: 3.7%

With a Magic Bullet I modify it like this:
1/2 cup blueberries
3-4 strawberries
1/2 a banana
1 tsp - 1 tbsp of Body Fortress Super Advanced Whey Protein Powder (Chocolate Peanut Butter)
a smaller handful of kale

Nutritionally, this is about 1.5-2 servings of the above recipe.

Warning: If you drink one after doing an Insanity workout, you will suddenly feel fired up to do another workout! Enjoy!

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