New Warrior Power-Boosting Protein Packed Smoothie Recipe. Now Say That 50 More Times Really Quickly

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OK, I’ll admit to. As much as I love cooking, sometimes I’m too damn lazy to do it. However, on the flip side, sometimes I just want to make sure I’m getting enough nutrients from whatever I am consuming. Although I take a multi-vitamin as a bit of an insurance policy, we all know, most insurance policies don’t cover as much as we think, especially when we need them the most.

That’s one of the reasons I’m a fan of smoothies and juicing….no, they are not the same thing. Today was no exception. I just started a new hybrid training program….a modified version of Jim Wendler’s 5-3-1 program, but mixed with my current Kettlebell Sport training and training for the International Kettlebell Games.

I know recovery and reducing inflammation is going to be of the utmost importance, so I have to make sure I’m consuming a good amount of foods that will help me in that situation. Along with a little help from Mahler’s latest supplement bundle (which I will review in another post in the future), which includes his systemic enzymes supplement, Restorezyme, his Aggressive Strength Testosterone Booster, and his Magnesium Oil (which includes MSM, which aids in joint relief), I know what I grub on, has to be on point.

OK, so here’s what’s in this bad boy, and YES, it tastes damn good. Oh yeah, and it’s pretty filling, which helps me get ample spacing between meals. My digestive system gives that a hearty thumbs up. Check it out.

 

– 1/2 cup spinach

– 1 avocado

– 1 egg

– 1 tbl hemp seed hearts

– 2 tbl bee pollen

– 1/2 banana

– 1 cup milk

– 1 tbl korean ginseng

– 1 tsp of maple syrup

 

 

The flavonoids and phytonutrient compounds in spinach have shown to be an anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer.

Avocados are another great source of anti-inflammatory nutrients, and supports blood-sugar regulation, cardio-vascular health, and is a good source of healthy fats.

If you do not have an egg allergy and consume eggs, don’t waste your time with consuming egg whites only. Also, don’t caught up in the cholesterol myth. Most folks don’t consume enough healthy cholesterol. Also, all of the good stuff is in the yolk. The yolk contains heart and brain healthy omega 3 fatty acids, and also a high concentration of amino acids (you know…..the building blocks of protein), including BCAAs (branched chain amino acids).

 

This is why the egg (the whole egg) is referred to as a complete protein source. Always strive to consume local organic,pastured eggs. The have a higher concentration
of Vitamin E and nutrients, as opposed to conventional eggs found in most grocer stores.

Bee-gathered pollens are rich in proteins, free amino acids, vitamins, including B-complex, and folic acid. Bee pollen has also been shown to stimulate ovarian function, help fight cancer
and the side effects of chemotherapy, aid in weight loss and weight regulation, fight allergies, and much more.

 

Hemp seeds are another form complete protein & have the most concentrated balance of proteins, essential fats, vitamins and enzymes combined with a relative absence of sugar, starches and saturated fats. Hemp Seeds are one of the most potent foods available, supporting optimal health and well being, for life & provide a broad spectrum of health benefits, including: weight loss, increased and sustained energy, rapid recovery from disease or injury, lowered cholesterol and blood pressure, reduced inflammation, improvement in circulation and immune system as well as natural blood sugar control. (via purehealingfoods.com)

All I can say about bananas is, “Potassium, baby! Get it in your life. Your heart will thank you for it!” Also, bananas are great for digestion, elimination, reduction in aged-related macular degenration, bone and kidney heath,

Korean ginseng (Panax ginseng) is known as an energizer, stress reducer, aid in memory, improve brain function, help boost immune function, relax the lungs (great news for asthma and bronchial sufferers), reduce headaches, reduce the symptoms of anxiety, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome, lower blood sugar, reverse or prevent erectile dysfunction (maybe there’s no need for the little blue pill, gents), fight senility, as well as improve fertility in men, by helping to increase sperm count.

 

All in all, I sipped on this little concoction a little over an hour, while I wrote this post, and I feel energized and ready to take on a bodyweight-training focused workout today. What are some of your favorite go-to ingredients that you add to your smoothies? Be sure to share in the comments section below.