This phrase is right on the button, it was coined by Dr. Sherry Rogers MD who is a registered physician who is totally clued up about nutrition (I attended her lectures in Oxford decades ago). How you fuel yourself up for your journey is open to lots of debate and opinions, ranging from being vegetarian to doing the paleolithic diet. But, well before that tug of war, there’s something clever that everybody can afford, and that can make all the difference… a clever smoothie.
This morning’s fuel was 2 pints of smoothie and it was called my breakfast. It tasted delicious, it brimmed with healthy nutrients including electrolytes, antioxidants, fibre and other health promoting nutrients you can check in PubMed. Just two delicious pints and I wasn’t hungry until tea time… there isn’t a cereal or a porridge that comes close to how healthy this stuff is. As you may have read in Our Approach, I advocate you using Aloeride together with natural, DIY probiotics to make sure your digestion is able to make the most of your clever smoothies.
|Ingredient||Why it’s in there|
|Water Kefir||broad spectrum probiotic cultures at negligible cost and it keeps the smoothie fluid (I use milk kefir also)|
|Tart cherries (a very good handful)||are known to lower C-Reactive Protein i.e. help with inflammation and raises melatonin to help with sleep duration and aids recovery by reducing post-exercise muscle damage inflammation and oxidative stress e.g. reduces several phenotypes of metabolic syndrome and reduces both systemic and local inflammation thereby reducing risk for the development of type 2 diabetes and heart disease|
|Goji Berries powder (heaped soup spoon)||antioxidant like other berries and thins the blood and increases subjective feelings of general wellbeing and improves neurological/psychological performance and gastrointestinal function|
|Kale (a good handful)||usual green nutrients benefits high in antioxidants plus anti-inflammatory properties (cooking destroys 89% of its vitamin C and 56% of its polyphenols content)|
|Turmeric powder (heaped table spoon)||contains many anti-inflammatory compounds including six different COX-2-inhibitors (the COX-2 enzyme promotes pain swelling and inflammation; inhibitors selectively block that enzyme); add ground black pepper to this to increase the absorption of turmeric; add two tablespoons of natural yoghurt to offset the taste of turmeric|
|Spinach leaves (a good handful)||standard greens nutrients with significant total phenolic content and antioxidant and antigenotoxic activity|
|Banana (very ripe)||looked lonely in the fruit bowl and compared to unripened bananas they produce Tumor Necrosis Factor and also have a higher level of anti-oxidants|
|Kiwi||looked lonely in the fridge and contains twice the serotonin of tomatoes and has folate also|
This admittedly boring video serves no purpose other than to show you that we ‘walk the talk’. Every day 1 or 2 pints of a nutritional abundance. In addition we eat, sometimes a delicious bird that has lived out in the wild, sometimes local grass fed beef with loads of different vegetables (Dr. William Hay MD not mixing protein with starch) or often a vegetarian meal that also grew in the wild. The clever smoothie is part of the baseline, so’s the Aloeride. Doing it once in a while will not make a dent in anything, but doing it daily gives huge benefits to what you can do (top athletes experience a very big lift in performance), to how you perform mentally or academically, and to how you growing older is going to pan out.