The real breakfast of champions!
A serving of the ‘GGS’ contains over 3 cups of dark leafy green vegetables, which is more than many people get in a week!
Greens have more valuable nutrients than any other food group on the planet. You might be surprised to learn that greens even have high-quality, easily-assimilated amino acids – enough to build the protein that supports the muscle mass of the mighty, greens-eating gorilla, which pound-for-pound is the strongest animal on earth!
Blending helps make greens’ full spectrum of nutrition readily available to the body. Nutrients are encased inside plant cells and getting their benefits requires these cells’ walls to be ruptured. Greens need to be worked down to a creamy consistency, but most people simply don’t chew that much! Blending addresses this problem, helping your body absorb the maximum amount of nutrition from your greens.
The Glowing Green Smoothie retains all of the fiber of the greens and fruit, rather than removing it. In nature, vegetables and fruit are found with both their fiber and juice intact, and we can’t improve on nature. Fiber is critical for ongoing cleansing by sweeping out toxins on a regular basis, helping to keep your digestive tract and body clean, and also keeping you more full so that you tent to eat less heavier and/or acidic foods throughout the day.
The advantage of making a big batch like this one is time and convenience. Unlike juice, the Glowing Green Smoothie will keep in your refrigerator, as long as it’s covered, for about two and a half days.
This is the drink that I drink every day
Ingredients (2-4 servings)
- 1 ½ – cups very cold, filtered water
- 2 cups (big handfuls) spinach
- 2 cups cos lettuce, (half a lettuce) chopped
- 2 stalks of organic celery
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- 1 pear, cored and chopped
- 1 banana
- 1 peeled fresh lemon or 2 Tbs. lemon juice
Add water, spinach and chopped romaine to the blender. Starting the blender on a low speed; mix until smooth.
Gradually move to higher speeds and add the herbs, celery, pear, and apple. Add the banana and lemon juice last.
Don’t use a cheap blender under 100watts, it will do very little and burn out the motor.
Breville Kinetix Blender is under$250 and is 1200watts, plenty of power to Chop, Crush, Puree, Liquefy!
George Dedic is a trainer at Fightcross MMA, in charge of strength and conditioning with the Fight Team.