Nutrition

Green Potion

Green Potion
Green-Drinks

The mornings are the perfect time to have your greens and some protein in liquid form to supercharge your muscles and not tax your digestive system.

 

The whole idea of breakfast turns alot of people off.

People see breakfast as a chore as opposed to a pleasure. People have the same idea about greens. Eating your greens is seen as hard work. Is it possible to combine breakfast and greens, two things people avoid and turn it into something they will crave and wake up early for?

Yes! This amazing Green Protein Potion is like something out of a video game. Be prepared to just feel stronger after having it.

The Benefits of this Amazing Green Smoothie

  1. Increased energy – The lemon, mesquite, maca and blue green algae’s all have metabolic boosting effects.
  2. Regularity and digestive health throughout the day – The Greens give you a tremendous amount of fiber for maximum regularity.
  3. Increased muscle rejuvenation – The protein in this drink has a 98.8% absorbency by the human body.  The blue green algae protein in it has  an even higher absorption rate; 99.6%
  4. Long Lasting Energy – The Low Glycemic and nature of this shake is amazing. The only sugar in it is from the apple. Various other ingredients such as the cinnamon and maca also help to keep your sugar levels balanced.

Green Protein Potion Recipe

  • 1 Young Thai Coconut, water and meat
  • 2 tablespoons of Coconut Oil
  • 1-2 cups greens ( dandelions, spinach, kale, swiss chard or organic lettuce )
  • 1 tablespoon of Raw Honey
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 whole Lemon
  • 1teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 a teaspoon of Stevia
  • 1 teaspoon of Cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon spoon of Mesquite
  • 1 tablespoon spoon of Lúcuma
  • 1 tablespoon tablespoon of Maca
  • 1 scoop of Sun Warrior Protein
  • 1tablespoonof Blue Green Algae (E3 Live) or Spirulina

Blend it, in Style

Put this all into a blender until it is consistent. I Highly recommend the VitaMix 5200 Blender.  It is expensive but it will change the way you eat and drink.

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The Science of the Green Protein Potion

Each of these ingredients is amazing and together they make the ultimate food. I have this every morning. It keeps me going through an intense 3 hour boxing training session and I even have a jar of it afterwards to feed my muscles and regulate my blood sugar. This translates into even energy levels throughout the day.

Young Thai Coconuts are the best coconuts and coconuts in general are amazing. They are the most hydrating liquid you can have because their milk matches the consistency of the plasma in your blood more than any other fluid in nature, other than your own blood of course. Also the milk of a coconut is completely sterile. The coconuts thick shell and complex natural fibers act as a filtration system that totally cleans the water over a period of eight months.  WOW Oh and they have an awesome natural sweetness! Coconuts are so good for you I will be writing a Coconut article soon.

Coconut Oil is one of the best fats on earth. We all need good fats. The more active you are the more good fats you need for recovery of muscles and various organs, most importantly the brain. If you are literally growing everyday at a rapid rate then you must have as many good fats as you can get. Coconut oil is also an immune system booster. Nearly 50% of the fatty acid in natural coconut oil is lauric acid. Lauric acid destroys the lipid membrane of such enveloped viruses as HIV, measles, Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), influenza and cytomegalovirus (CMV). Its usefulness in treating AIDS is currently under investigation. It is a main component of human breast milk and helps protect children from illness during infancy. Find it at your local farmers market or get Raw certified organic Coconut Oil online

Stevia is an amazing all natural sweetener with no sugar! It’s sweetness saturates anything you put it in and it’s glycemic value is near zero so you know your baby’s blood sugar will remain balanced and optimal. The higher our blood sugar goes the more our pancreas must work to process it. This can cause insulin imbalances which can make us more prone to type 1 diabetes. Check out my Best Sweetners Review for more low glycemic Sweetner options.

Cinnamon is one of the most medicinal spices on earth and it makes things taste great. Cinnamon’s essential oils also qualify it as an “anti-microbial” food, and cinnamon has been studied for its ability to help stop the growth of bacteria Cinnamon also contains the mineral chromium which helps you balance your blood sugar. Keeping your baby’s blood sugar balanced is one of the most important things you can do for their health, especially for the future. Too often young children are forced to eat Baby Food that is extremely high in sugar and this is one of the main culprits in juvenile diabetes.

Lúcuma is a popular flavoring for ice cream in in Peru even exceeds the demand for more globally popular flavors such as strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla so you know it tastes great.  In fact, it was once referred to as the Gold of the Incas. Lúcuma an excellent source of carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals. It has lots of beta-carotene, niacin (B3) and iron. It is also low glycemic! Lúcuma powder is an awesome an nutritious sweetener.

Mesquite is of particularly great value to those looking to balance blood sugar levels. Mesquite flour offers a naturally sweet flavor to recipes, but its sugars are derived from fructose (which does not require insulin to digest and is readily metabolized). Additionally, the flour is an excellent form of fiber – meeting almost a quarter of daily needs in just two tablespoons – which not only improves digestion but further benefits sugar metabolism. Mesquite also contains lysine (an amino acid), as well as notable quantities of digestible protein, calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and zinc. As such a balanced food, it is easy to see why our Native American ancestors relied so heavily on mesquite as a staple form of delicious nourishment. Mesquite comes in a powder that is easy to put into anything.

Maca is rich in calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, sulfur and iron, and contains trace minerals, including zinc, iodine, copper, selenium, bismuth, manganese and silica, as well as vitamins B1, B2, C and E. Maca contains nearly 20 amino acids and seven essential amino acids.. During the height of the Incan Empire, legend has it that Incan warriors would consume maca before entering into battle. This would make them fiercely strong. But after conquering a city the Incan soldiers were prohibited from using maca, to protect the women from excessive sexual impulses. LOL Now you know why I love it. Maca is an amazing natural aphrodisiac. Maca powder is simplest way to get this amazing supe rfood into nearly anything.

Sun Warrior Protein: Your body needs protein to heal, regenerate and grow. Babies easily use all the protein they can get, much more so than we adults so it is even more important that they get as much of the best protein as possible so they achieve their maximum growth potential. Sun Warrior Protein is the only protein powder I use. The reason? It is actually a real whole food, not just a supplement like every other protein powder out there.  It is not made from whey, which is processed from pasteurized milk. Read my Milk article to see why pasteurized dairy products must be avoided.

Blue Green Algae is natures ultimate protein source. It is amazing stuff whose benefits are just to numerous.  E3 Live is the top brand of Blue Green Algae but there are many awesome ones.  For parents looking for major extra credit then go with Pure Synergy. It is my favorite and it has way more than just the algae. It is a superfood blend of 60 different plants, herbs, and superfoods. This product was developed and perfected over a 20-year period by Mitchell May, PhD. It was originally conceived to help Mitchell May recover from a severe car accident that caused extreme nerve and tissue damage. I put this into all my green smoothies and anything else I can sneak it into.

Dandelions are a great detoxifying agent. Dandelions are also one of the least hybridized crops so you can usually get it as the earth originally made it. Spinach or organic lettuce will also do, or any other green on hand but my current favorite is Dandelions.

Raw Honey is honey straight from the bee’s. It is thicker and has a more natural sweetness. Plain old honey and even organic honey have been pasteurized and often processed so they have lost much of their natural healing properties. Honey has been used as Warrior food by the Spartans, Egyptians and Incas alike.

Apples are one of the best tasting natural sweetners. A fresh fuji apple’s glycemic index is far lower than commercially sold apple juice.

Lemons: Lets talk about just how amazing the common lemon is. In traditional medicine, the lemon is widely known for its healing powers and is used in many different ways. In fact, the lemon is so powerful that it was used by the Romans as their cure for all types of poison. Because of its high vitamin C content, it is thought to help prevent and treat many infections, hasten wound healing and temper down high fever. Lemon juice also relieves symptoms of asthma, tonsillitis and sore throat. Pretty amazing for a fruit we take for granted. The sourness they add works amazingly well with the sweetness of this recipe.

I have my Green Protein Potion every day right after I have my water. It gives me all the greens, fiber and protein I need for the entire day and then some.

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Was a fat kid and major geek.. still am a geek, but now I have learned the truth about health and it is pretty much the exact opposite of what your doctor will tell you it is. Time to go old school and level up our health by focusing on gaining not losing. Gaining strength, knowledge and confidence. The weight loss will come easily.

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