Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish: The Drink of Olympians

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Drink of Olympians

To be honest, I have no idea if Olympic champs actually drink this. They're shakes are probably five times as intense. But it LOOKS like something they would drink. And it's so healthy they probably wouldn't turn down the opportunity to try some.

(Pictures aren't the greatest; I just snapped them on my phone real quick.)

It's SUPER easy, SUPER yummy, and SUPER healthy:
(makes enough for two)

-2 handfuls of kale
-1 avacado
-juice of 1 lemon (I only use half, but if you like your smoothies on the more sour side - go for it!)
-1 cup of COLD water

After that, you can drink it, or you can pretty much add whatever fruit you have the hankering for. The past two mornings I have used frozen strawberries and pineapple, and a tiny bit of honey.

This smoothie is great because you get servings of vegetables, fats/oils (from the avocado), and fruit.
To balance it out and add protein you can eat some almonds, or I added a soy protein to is this morning (something like lactose-free kefir, you might say).

Either way, you'll feel great (like an Olympian;) and you'll stay energized through most of the day! So, man-up and try some;)

Have a great Wednesday!


  1. I do want to be an Olympian.... ;) I might try some when I get the hankering for something new! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Finally tried this for the first time today! It was soooo good!! I had to tell my mom not to drink it all, haha. I made it with whole strawberries and vanilla soy milk and one little packet of truvia natural sweetner. Thanks for breakfast! ;)