The Green Thumb

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Need a boost of calcium, iron, copper, potassium, iodine, magnesium, A, C, E, enzymes, antioxidants, chlorophyll and phytochemicals? Then juice a fresh batch of ‪‎Fit Fathers‬ alkalizing Green Thumb. The formula is simple; mostly everything green in your fridge. ‪Kale‬, Cucumber‬, Asparagus‬, Green Apple‬, ‎Ginger‬, Orange‬ and ‪Lemon‬. Serve over ice and  consume immediately. ‪Drink clean‬!

Fit Fathers BlueBerry Energy Booster

1797321_10203140628265434_2122200142_nPurity! We just made a batch of our BlueBerry Energy Booster before an hour of strength training and an hour of spin class. This supplement free and protein powder free shake is complex carb based, which is the human body’s number one source of fuel.

The formula consist of 2 cups of almond milk, 1 banana, a pack of blueberries, 6 strawberries, 4 kale leaves, 2 broccoli stalks, chia seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin seeds, a small piece of ginger, 1 orange, and a few dates. All organic produce please

Your Vitamix should make 6 servings. Consume a cup an hour or two before a planned workout and immediately after. Drink clean and fuel smart!

 

Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie Photo 1This smoothie packs an abundance of calcium, iron and fiber.

Makes 6 servings

6 cups fresh baby spinach or kale
1 1/2 cups fresh or drained canned pineapple chunks or pears
3 cups green grapes
1 1/2 bananas
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups ice

 

 

Directions: Blend all ingredients together. Add more ice for a thicker smoothie.
Nutrition Information | Per serving (1 cup):
Calories: 106; fat: 0.4 g; saturated fat: 0.1 g; calories from fat: 3%; cholesterol: 0 mg; protein: 1.9 g; carbohydrates: 26.9 g; sugar: 19.5 g; fiber: 2.7 g; sodium: 28 mg; calcium: 46 mg; iron: 1.3 mg; vitamin C: 38.9 mg; beta-carotene: 1739 mcg; vitamin E: 0.9 mg

Originally named the Going Green Smoothie, this recipe was reproduced and reprinted with the permission of Vita-Mix Corporation, Inc.

Juice It — The Incredible Hulk

The Incredible hulkLiquid Meals

Once a day we replace a solid meal with either a smoothie or freshly juiced cup of veggies and fruits. Not only will these nutrients, minerals and vitamins absorb directly into your bloodstream, but energy is freed from typical digestion responsibilities and available for exercising and daily lifestyle obligations. Drink and eat clean  people!

Juice kale, collard greens, pineapple, orange, apple, carrot and ginger and serve over a few cubes of ice.

Breakfast Smoothie

Fruit SmoothieServes 2 (Makes about 3 cups)

1 very ripe banana (with plenty of brown speckles)
2 cups frozen fruit (such as berries, mangoes, strawberries, banana, orange, and pineapple)
1 cup nondairy milk (almond milk or soy milk)

Combine all the ingredients in a blender. Start your blender on the lowest setting and slowly crank it up as the smoothie starts to puree. If you start with your blender at high, you’ll end up with smoothie splattered all over the top of your blender and probably will have to stop your blender several times to get the smoothie ingredients to rest back on the blades. Once you’re up to optimal speed, blend for about 2 minutes to get everything smooth. [Read more…]

Fit Fathers’ Green Goodness

Green Goodness_Fit_FathersToday’s fresh batch of Fit Fathers Green Goodness includes kale, celery, wheatgrass, pineapple, apple, peach, orange & ginger! Drink Clean

Almond Delight

Smoothie_King_Fit_FathersFresh smoothies anyone? Today’s Vitamix special includes almond milk, bananas, peaches, grapes, berries, oranges, broccoli, flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts and dates. Sounds intensive, we know, but the recipe contains mostly every macronutrient, micronutrient, vitamins and minerals the body needs daily. Plus this clean shake will serve as an entire meal replacement. Drink Clean!

Fit Fathers Mango Lassi Delight

photoThis refreshing all fruit and natural smoothie is the perfect mid afternoon snack to satisfy your appetite and restore energy. Our mango lassi delight is also packed with protein from the chia seeds, iron from the pumpkin seeds, and omega 3 is obtained from the flaxseeds.

Ingredients

2 organic mangos    ice
vanilla extract          1 organic banana
3 dates                       flaxseeds
coconut milk            chia seeds
pumpkin seeds        mango soy yogurt

Blend well in your Vitamix or blender of choice and serve over ice. Drink clean!

Fit Fathers 7-Day Juice Detox

IMG_2440Why Juice? Though juicing disregards the fiber from fruits and veggies its benefits are plentiful. Vitamins and minerals are absorbed directly into the blood stream without the fiber, which slows digestion and absorption. Juicing heals and repairs tissue, strengthens the immune system, and gives the digestion system and liver a well-deserved break. But most of all, a juice detox forces toxins out the body which in-turn encourages fat lost, since the body actually produces additional fat just to store and protect you from these toxins. Reduced toxins equals less body fat. Also juicing allows organs to temporarily vacation. [Read more…]

Omega VRT-350 Masticating Juicer

Omega VRT-350

Fit Fathers recently upgraded to the Omega VRT-350 masticating juicer and love its work ethic. Compared to our previous centrifugal CuisinArt, the Omega produces more juice and less foam. As well, we have the piece of mind knowing more enzymes and nutrients are persevered since masticating juicers perform at lower speeds (80 rpms for the VRT-350) which reduces heat and oxygenation.

The VRT’s assembly is seamless as well as the cleanup. However, the spout is smaller than expected so make certain to cut up larger pieces of fruits or vegetables. Time for a fresh cup of our Rainbow Delight: oranges, strawberries, pineapple,  and apples. Drink clean!

Expect to pay around $379.