Super Green Drink


When I lived in California I had an amazing workout routine. I started everyday with Pilates at 6AM, Yoga at 7AM, and a lift sesh with my Brother at 8AM. We usually wouldn't lift for more than 45 minutes, so I'd end our routine with a burnout of some sort, whether it be curls, abs, or running for the remaining 15 minutes.

After work, usually around 6PM I had a date with the treadmill for about 30-45 minutes and closed out my day with a beautifully anticipated steam room session before heading home for dinner. Life was good.

Because of this workout routine, I adopted this Super Green Drink. It's perfect post workout, or you can do what I did, and sip a quarter at a time--which you should be doing anyway if you're work out is over an hour.


Super Green Drink or Green Monster (raw, vegan, gluten and soy free)

20oz Water or Green Tea
1 Handful of broccoli (stems & all)
1-2 Scoops of protein
1 Scoop Glucose-amine
1 Scoop Flaxseed (golden, grounded)
1 Scoop "Nature Source" Green Enzymes
1 Scoop Super Greens
1/4 Cup GF Oatmeal*

*Post workout I would drink this and eat 1/4 cup of oatmeal for the much needed carbs; however, when I was running late or knew I would be short on time I would put the gluten-free oats in the drink. It thickens it up, and tastes phenomenal with the green tea!

Depending on what is in your fridge, consider adding the following:

Kale
Chard
Spinach
Red or Green Cabbage
Cilantro
1/2 Beet

Obviously Green Drink combinations are endless, and while my favorite recipe is timeless, even now I find myself adding things like Aloe Vera Gel, Apple Cider Vinegar, Turmeric, and Milk Thistle to make them even better.

Do you have a favorite green drink or smoothie? What's in it?

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Ali Mc said... [Reply]

Hey you have those cool straws - nice and enviro-friendly =, I like it. and I usually make mine with spinach and kale if I have enough tasty fruits to match that taste ;) hahaha Kale is STRONG!

Elle said... [Reply]

My green drinks vary a lot but have some combination of any of the following:
spinach
kale
banana
strawberries
bluberries
blackberries
chia seeds
ground flax seeds
Almond Breeze
Coconut Dream
protein powder
Amazing Grass powder
cinnamon
water

love my greens

Christina @ The Athletarian said... [Reply]

That sounds yummy!! Never tried mine with broccoli! I usually just do spinach, almond milk, a banana, protein powder, and cinnamon!!!

Run with Jess said... [Reply]

I just polished off a post-workout Green Monster of my own! YUM!

Pam said... [Reply]

lol Last week Dr. Oz spoke of the benefits of a lot of those spices you just mentioned (I specifically remember milk thistle and turmeric). I've never thought about putting those in my smoothies, so thanks for the idea!

Can you recommend a protein powder? I've always used a whey protein, but I want to change to nondairy, and I'm leery of the soy isolate ones, too.

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said... [Reply]

@Pam How funny! Glad I'm up to speed with Dr. Oz;) I would strongly suggest adding the mentioned herbs because they don't change the taste of your drink too much, and the health benefits are of a blog post of their own! GSE is also phenomenal, however WILL stand out on your taste buds -- ridiculously beneficial, but super gnarly tasting (in my opinion)!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said... [Reply]

@Run with Jess YUM! What do you put in your Green Monster?

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said... [Reply]

@Christina @ The Athletarian That's a winning concoction lady! If you have a good blender, try the broccoli, or add to it -- Sometimes it's chunky though, so not everyone is a fan!

The kicker for my green drink though or star of the show/most important ingredient(s) are the Nature Source Green Enzymes & Super Greens.

You might want to look into Macro Greens [http://www.macrolifenaturals.com/home.htm] OR Garden of Life's Perfect Food Original [http://preview.tinyurl.com/6vavczm] to boost your phytochemical/alkalinity levels, which will not only give you a strong(er) immune system but will boost your alkalinity and fight off any toxins!

Jennʻs Adventureʻs said... [Reply]

@Ali Mc I'm pimpin' the Glass Dharma Straws and I love them!! I can't wait to post my review + giveaway ... I plan on doing it soon, with Earth Day approaching it has turned into perfect timing!! =D

Hayley @ Oat Couture said... [Reply]

Thats a hardcore programme! Love it!! :) Also love the idea of broccoli in a smoothie, I juice them but for a massive amount of broccoli the results are minimum, much better idea to smoothie-fy them!

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