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Choco-Ginger Recovery Smoothie

IMG_4460After a great workout with Evandro at Commonwealth Sports Club and the sweaty bike ride home, this recovery smoothie hit the spot.  Add everything to your blender roughly in this order and zip it up for a smooth chocolate zing.

1 cup water
1 packet SFH Pure – chocolate
1 med banana
1 granny smith apple
1 cup carrots
1/8 to 1/4 inch round of raw ginger (about circumference of a nickel)
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
2 cups frozen spinach
1.5 tbs aloe vera
1 tsp maca powder

New Dietary Guidelines

The “new” USDA dietary guidelines have been released.  “New” is in quotes because it’s not really new information.  It just now has the stamp of the USDA on it.  Here’s the short version:

  • Eat a plant-based diet
  • Reduce red and processed meats
  • Eliminate added sugar
  • Don’t worry about the cholesterol in your food
  • Pay attention to your portion sizes (here’s a great guide)
  • Dietary plans are individualistic – all food types can work

Breakfast Improv #2

For me, the key to a successful and energizing breakfast includes protein, fat, greens and caffeine.  In the current climate of anti-fat food bias that may not sound to appetizing.  However, I’m in the best shape of my life these days and it only keeps getting better.  What you won’t find included are grains and sugar.  I don’t always avoid grains; but mostly.  This works for me.  Check out this morning’s breakfast.  I made it from a few staples and whatever I found in the kitchen.  Great stuff!

improv_omelet

One of the many possibilities for omelets.

1 tbs bacon fat
2 large eggs
1 tsp of chopped garlic
2 cups mixed greens
3 tbs of labne (Turkish yogurt)
2 slices of bacon
1/4 to 1/2 cup of chopped roasted beets
Dash of tumeric
Black pepper to taste

Cook this up in your favorite steel or cast iron skillet and enjoy with your favorite morning beverage!