Drink Up!

Posted by on December 9th 2010 in Team Communication, Training Information

Green Smoothies
If you’d like to get a leg up on your competition this year, there are a handful of things you should do before you even grab your skis and head out to the trail. To start with, you need to get at least eight hours of sleep (ten hours is better yet). Also, it is imperative that you’ve got a water bottle with you throughout the day so you can get down the 40 or so ounces of water the body demands (even more after races or hard workouts). Your performance decreases SIGNIFICANTLY if you are even slightly dehydrated.

For those of you super serious about eating right, stay away from anything that comes in a package. The less processed food you eat, the better. Most of you have seen me walking around with my green smoothie, the green goop pictured at the top of this entry. This blended drink contains the following ingredients: approximately one quart of water, 4-5 stalks of kale, 4-5 stalks of Swiss chard, one bunch of spinach, a quarter head of romaine lettuce, three stalks of celery, flax seed and one lemon. For those of you still reading, add a banana if you are serious about making your own green smoothie because it will sweeten it up considerably. This concoction adds up to two quarts of healthy food. I drink one of these per day and I rarely get sick or run down. Plus, it is impossible to eat this amount of greens day in and day out.
* It is best to use a Vita mix or Blend tech blender to pull off this feat.
To your health,
Mr. KJ
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