Post-Workout Protein Juice

Here’s a delicious way to get some fast nutrition after exercising. You’ll need a juicer for this one!

3-4 Celery Stalks

2-3 Broccoli Stalks

1 cup of Green Grapes

4-5 leaves of Kale

1 tsp of Spirulina Powder

4 dropper-fulls of Marine Phytoplankton (each dropper-full is about 15 drops)

Juice all the produce first (makes about 4 cups), and then sprinkle in the Spirulina to avoid clumping. Stir well, and serve in a couple of glasses. In each glass, you can add a couple dropper-fulls of Marine Phytoplankton and stir.

If you consume these vegetables and superfoods often, then the above ratios are probably right for you, but you may choose to increase one or more of the ingredients. If you are new to green foods, you may want to decrease the Spirulina, Broccoli, or Kale, and increase the grapes until your palate adapts to these new and powerful flavors.

Here’s why this recipe is good for you:

Spirulina is “an algae superfood that consists of 65-71 percent protein (the highest concentration of protein found in any food). It is a complete protein source. It contains all eight essential amino acids, and eighteen amino acids in total.  Spirulina is rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, E, and K… Spirulina contains an astounding array of nutrients, including chlorophyll, protein, vitamins, major minerals, trace minerals, essential fatty acids, nucleic acids (RNA and DNA), polysaccharides, and a vast spectrum of antioxidants (Wolfe 2009:109).”

Marine Phytoplankton is also a superfood. It provides energy although it contains no stimulants such as caffein and can improve the immune system. Antiviral, antifungal, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects have been observed with phytoplankton use. It can help shed excess weight, improves memory, normalize blood sugar imbalances, reduce cravings, improve sleep, reduce stress, improve digestion and circulation, and more (Wolfe 2009: 150)!

Broccoli juice is packed with protein too 🙂 I drink this after my workouts and immediately feel replenished and alert.

Give it a try!

~ V ~

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