As you may know, I have been 'juicing' for a month and man do I feel awesome. It has been a wonderful journey seeing how my health has improved. How did I do that? I did it by taking small steps in better directions, educating myself in health, and taking my life off of autopilot.
One result has been the change in my breakfast.
Instead of processed preservatives and cheap carbohydrates, I now devour fresh fruit and vibrant veggies. It has been a game changer.
- No sugar crashes
- A ton more energy
- 2 belt sizes down
- I can fit into size 38s again
It's been a great ride.
I want to share my experiences and interesting recipes with you. My hopes are that you try them, change them up, and figure out what works best with you. To program, develop, and to debug you health. To make you the best version of yourself.
My first recipe, I'd like to dedicate to a special friend of mine.
A Huge Thank You
The Druid Vs Alchemist is in recognition of Benjamin Watt from FeyLeaf Game Studio. Ben was working on Druid Vs Alchemist the game (DvA) when I first met him and he had a daily dev vlog on YouTube. That blew me mind!
How anyone could pump out all that content blew my mind?
What's more, he's a great guys to know, super generous and appreciative. He's even supported me since I was a tiny seed with 4 videos on YouTube and challenged me to be a better everything.
During my Java Game Development phase and my Pixel art phase. During my Let's play phase and my pencil drawing phase. During my rpg theology phase and yes, into my health and nutrition phase.
He's been there liking, commenting, and supporting me. Thank you Ben, it has meant a lot.
The least I can do is name my first Nutribullet recipe after you.
Druid Vs Alchemist
1 cup Chopped Kale
Hop on the kale train and drink some kale aid for me. Take a seat because it's going to take some time sharing all the benefits of this cabbage. Vitamin A, K, C, B1, B2, B3, B6, Manganese, Calcium, Copper, Potassium, Magnesium, Iron, Phosphorous. This guy is one of the most nutrient dense foods in existence.
It also loaded with antioxidants which counteract the free radicals you may find in your body.
1 cup Baby Carrots
My kids aren't aboard the kale train, yet. So I've stuck them on the carrot train.
Carrots are another super food. Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, C, K, Biotin, Fiber, Molybdenum, Potassium, Manganese, Copper, Phosphorous, Folate. A handful of these are incredibly healthy.
1 cup Triple Berry Fruit Blend
Blackberries, blueberries, and raspberries are all more that 85% water. What's more, they have a great dose of fiber. That makes them a wonderful fruit is you're looking to trim down a belt loop or two.
They also provide a blast of sweetness to the kale and carrots which your taste buds will tank you for. And furthermore, they turn the green shake into a purple shake. Your eyes will thank you for that purple color.
At least that's how my boys see things. Colin and John won't touch even the sweetest green drink but are always grabbing for my purple ones. Keep grabbing boys!
1 tablespoon Cold pressed Coconut Oil
What? Coconut oil? Isn't that like bad or something? I mean like all those Saturated fats!
Coconut oil's saturated fat is actually not the worst thing in the world. The oil contains Medium Chain Triglycerides which go to the liver from the digestive tract. These MCTs metabolize differently than Short or Long chains and have been shown to be therapeutic to the brain. That's just the start of MCTs too.
1 tablespoon Hemp Seeds
Wait what? Am I looking to fail my next pee test? Ha! No, hemp is the stuff that doesn't have measurable levels of THC. The labeling does look pretty crazy though.
Anyway, hemp is an excellent source of protein and contains 21 amino acids including the 9 we can't produce on our own. That's awesome and it tastes awesome so it's now a staple of my nutritional strategy.
1 tablespoon Granola (optional)
This ingredient is optional and I have since replaced it with a mixed nuts blend. The reason for this ingredient is to pack in the protein which keeps you satiated longer.
Another potential alternative is a protein blend. I recommend hemp protein or certain whey protein blends. As time goes on, I'll look further into great sources of protein.
1 package Plexus Slim (optional)
Disclaimer: My wife is a Plexus ambassador so these products are around the house.
Plexus Slim is a chromium based product that helps blood sugar move from the blood to your cells and enhances the action of insulin.
The University of Maryland Medical Center states:
"Chromium is an essential mineral that plays a role in how insulin helps the body regulate blood sugar levels. Insulin is a hormone that your body uses to change sugar, starches, and other food into the energy you need for daily activities."
They also state that as many as 90% of American diets are low in chromium.
That's awesome but the real reason I use Plexus Slim in my juices is because of the stevia rebaudiana leaf extract. Yep. I use it as a super healthy sweetener. The chromium is just a huge bonus.
Don't get me wrong, Plexus Slim is a great product and if you have issues with insulin and blood sugar, I recommend you look into it. Of course, my wife would love if you purchased through her.
You can use cow milk instead if you like. Dairy messes with my mucus production and just makes me super snotty all day. Almond milk provides me with the vitamins I need without needing a box of tissue paper. For alternatives consider a half and half mixture of milk and coconut water.
Do you have any homemade juicing recipes? I'd love to hear them. I'm always looking to vary up my shakes.
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