“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” ~ Hippocrates
Well, I game up with a smoothie to help boost the good old red blood cells with a bit of Vitamin D. My blood work came back and everything was within normal expected limits but I was on the lower end of the scale for iron, Vitamin D, and B12. A part of me believe this was depleated after a long season of racing and much, much higher training volume than I ever experienced. To help jump start the replenishing of those stores, here is what I threw in the Vitamix this morning (and weights used to calculate nutritional estimates). What I like about this is that the Vitamin C content is so high, that should facilitate the iron absorption. Another key thing is the Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio. Its almost 3 to 1 which helps with an anti-inflamtory environment. I was hoping the morels would have been higher in Vitamin D but live and learn.
2 Cups Chopped Baby Spinach (209 g)
10 Brussel Sprouts (118 g)
1 Cup Beet Greens (104 g)
1 Cup Swiss Chard (160 g)
1 Cup Morel Mushrooms (17 g)
1 Tbs Spirlina (7 g)
1 Tbs Chia Seeds (10 g)
1 Tbs Hemp Seeds (5.5 g)
2 Tbs Flax Seeds (20 g)
1 Cup of Blueberries (184 g)
1 Cup of Strawberries (162 g)
1 Cup of Mangos (150 g)
2 Bananas (175 g)
Ginger Chunk (14 g)
2 Cups OJ
2 Cups Ice
1 Cup Water
Now using data available online here is my back of the envelope (ok, I used a spreadsheet) calculation of the nutritional values. This should be fairly close since it’s all raw food and just getting blended. Plus I got all the greens super fresh this morning so it could be higher. Anyway, this is just an estimate for illustration purposes since I did not obviously sample the final mix.
|Vitamins||Amount||Units||% of RDA|
|Total Omega-3 fatty acids||7,147.34||mg|
|Total Omega-6 fatty acids||2,570.35||mg|
And when all is said and done, it was very tasty. At 64 oz, it will take most of the day to consume so I will snack on it. I had to make another batch because the kids where at the blender with cups. Enjoy!