Going Green Smoothie

Makes about 6 1-cup servings

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

Combine all ingredients in blender. Blend for 1 to 2 minutes until everything is incorporated.

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Smoothies for the BBQ!

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I had no choice but to break the traditional BBQ mantra by making fresh organic smoothies in our Vitamix 750. And guess who requested one? All 40 family members! This mix comprised of coconut water, organic berries, bananas, kale, mangos and walnuts. Drink clean my friends!

 

Kimatni D. Rawlins

Fit Fathers Guerilla Performance Shake: Supplement-free and Protein Powder-free Natural Energy Enhancement!

Fit_Fathers_Power_Smoothie_It is very simple energizing your body and creating foods that convert to sustainable glucose for endurance and performance fuel. Why go the synthetic and processed route when nature provides all you need. Here is Fit Fathers unique but simple spin on the traditional green smoothie.

In your Vitamix  mix:

-Coconut water for your base and electrolytes
-3 Broccoli stalks
-4 to 6 Dates for natural energy boosts
-An orange for iron absorption
-3 Bananas for binding and energy
-2 Handfuls of both strawberries and blueberries
-Flaxseeds and chia seeds for Omega 3 and added protein
-Pumpkin seeds for added iron

Spin on Smoothie mode and serve. Makes an amazing 7 cups (64-ounce Low-Profile Container) !!!

You got it. The supplement industry and muscle heads have society thinking we need an endless amount of protein. This macronutrient should  comprise 5 to 15% of our daily caloric intake. It’s complex carbohydrates which fuels our bodies first. Overdosing on protein can possibly lead to rouge cancer cells developing from cellular division (when tissue splits and divides) and can pull calcium from the bones since the amino acid breakdown requires a mineral — Calcium — for neutralization. This is long thought to be one of the reasons why America (and other high consumption dairy and meat eating countries) have high cases of Osteoporosis.

Vitamix blenders are like the Jeep Wranglers of the blending world. They do what they do best because of their powerful motors, unique blades and various spin cycle modes such as Hot Soups and Purée. We’ve made hummus to avocado puddings in our Vitamix 750 Series. You will spend more for the quality, but we don’t mind investing in our health. Cancer and Diabetes are far more expensive.

Kimatni D Rawlins

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!

 

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!

Clean Green Power Machine

Clean Grren Power Protein ShakeGreen shakes oftentimes get a bad rap just for coloring alone, not to mention most individuals are hesitant to readjust their taste buds. Yet, these drinks are potent, nutritional and can be made to taste just as good as a fruit shake or better.

In your Vitamix, add coconut water, ice, banana, pineapple, broccoli florets, flaxseeds, oranges and kale leaves. Blend well and give it a go! Drink at least 45-minutes before your workout to absorb the nutrients and begin converting the mixture into glucose for fuel. Replenish immediately after exercising so your body can begin the healing process.

Morning Sunrise Smoothie

fruit__protein_shake_healthyHow do you kick-off your morning? Hopefully with a small boost of protein and and heavy dose of complex carbs such as an energizing fruit and veggie smoothie. Protein (not much) is needed to revitalize and repair tissue cells, while complex carbs provide the body with its necessary fuel. Try our favorite morning recipe to get you and the kids going. Coconut or almond milk, ice, banana, strawberries, blueberries, chia seeds, flaxseeds, Kale, pumpkin seeds, oranges and walnuts. Blend well and let the day begin!

Drink at least 45 minutes before your workout so you can absorb the nutrients and start converting the mixture into glucose for fuel. Secondly, replenish immediately after exercising so your body can begin the recovery and healing process.