My 13-year old nephew called recently, excited to share that it had been a rainy day at school so PE was held indoors and they watched the movie Food Matters. He was pumped to tell me that eating lots of of fresh veggies and fruit can heal all kinds of ailments. And, the people saying so were like, super legit. He said I should become a nutrition or natural doctor, so I can like, heal the world. Maybe someday!
Props to the school for optimizing the opportunity to fuel kids’ minds and bodies for life. That’s amazing.
As it happens, I totally super excel at getting in tons of produce each day. In honor of my clever nephew I thought I’d share my secret sauce recipe for some seriously delicious green sludge. This blend is sure to knock out whatever monster late-winter bug you’ve been fighting. Plus, it’s soooo tasty and if I’m feeling low energy it gives me an instant boost. I make a giant blender full (I use a Vitamix), which equates to maybe two sludgies for the day. Or four mini sludgies. 🙂
Below is the recipe for my sludgies. I toss them in old mason jars. Today I wrapped up a small piece of lemony salmon with mashed avocado on top. They’re all ready to be packed in my little cooler for snacking in-between training sessions.
– Fill blender 3/4 of the way to the top with leafy greens (spinach, kale, a combo of both). Trader Joe’s has a fun organic Power Greens pack that is great for variety.
– Half of an apple, pear, kiwi, or whatever. The kiwi is really good if you like tart flavors. Toss in the whole fruit if you want.
– Lemon juice or apple cider vinegar to taste
– A little ice and water
– Sweeten to taste with stevia
– Extras: a slice of ginger, cinnamon, cilantro, parsley, cucumber, dandelion greens, gelatin, whatever you’ve got on hand and enjoy.
Small testimonial: I have a new client who isn’t a veggie guy. I gave him a sip and he said “Actually that’s pretty good. I might be able to choke that down.” 🙂
Make your sludgie in advance and just shake it up when you’re ready to enjoy. Greens on the go!
And, if you have greens that are turning, throw them in your freezer for future sludge (or omelettes, soups, or stir-frys).
Have you seen Food Matters? What did you think of it? Also, please share with me your favorite green recipes – I’d love to hear from you!