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BE Nutrition Round-Up: Contribute Your Ideas!

Hola Cagefighting Connoisseurs!

I thought it would be fun to hash out some of the more funky meals that people on the site put together for a nice nutritional payload. My contribution? The good ol' breakfast kale shake:

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Here you can see the ingredients: 6 oz of unsweetened almond milk, 6 oz of Trader Joe's Dynamo Juice, 6 oz of kale (I usually use Tuscan kale, which is a darker shade of green, but they were out at the store), 2 cloves of garlic, about a 1/2" of ginger root, a banana, and 2/3 cup of frozen blueberries.

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I strongly recommend a high-powered blender if you want to try and replicate this excellent way to start the day (trust me, after guzzling one of these bad boys down, there's no need for coffee - you'll be plenty awake). Pictured is the Ninja N100 blender, which easily blends together the items, but is unable to completely liquify them (to completely liquify, an even stronger blender is required, such as those offered by Blendtech and Vitamix, which are relatively expensive as far as blenders go), so it ends up with a somewhat chunky consistency.

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I drink these for breakfast 4 days a week (the other three I have 2/3 cup of All-Bran Bran Buds with 1 cup of almond milk and 1/2 cup of smaller blueberries). If you're like me, you HATE eating breakfast. Since I don't enjoy breakfast to begin with, I figured "why not have the most nutritious thing I can quickly throw together and consume?" I won't lie; it tastes pretty gross (like most of the best things for your body - let's not lie to ourselves like marketing does), but it goes down quickly and smoothly. Wash it down with a bit of water, and you'll be energized and feeling great. It's anti-inflammatory, full of vitamins, and cleanses your system. You can tweak the recipe to meet your individual preferences, but I'd recommend leaving in the kale, garlic, and ginger.

As always, it's a good idea to further supplement additional meals with vitamins. I recommend fish oil pills (whatever gets you to 1000mg or more of omega 3, and try and find ones that filter out mercury), zinc, magnesium, and a multivitamin, but every individual's needs and tolerances are different.

Please post any nutritional concoctions you put together, or any general nutrition ideas in the comments section below!


\The FanPosts are solely the subjective opinions of Bloody Elbow readers and do not necessarily reflect the views of Bloody Elbow editors or staff.

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