The demands on a chef often make it hard to sit and eat a proper meal and as a result we tend to graze our day away. However, grazing is not optimal for a chef trying to stay fit. And while the old adage goes, “you can’t trust a skinny chef,” there are some good reasons to trust a fit one.
One of the best things to come from your favorite chef watching their diet is the creation of fun recipes that meet the needs of a diet driven consumer, while still delivering amazing taste. I have and continue to learn that what I consume affects everything from my mood to overall well-being. A few everyday changes that have helped me are: more proteins, power greens and vegetables. While it’s hard as a chef to find time to eat right all the time our already busy days I’ve found that a smoothie is a great and quick way to eat healthy.
Below is a recipe I love which utilizes some local spinach. As always with our recipes, use them a baseline and tweak to meet your needs. I love toasted hemp seeds in my smoothies as well as some chia.
My new Mountain bike is waiting for more time on the trail and it’s going to be a great summer. Happy blending my friends.
Green Monster Smoothie
Serves 1ea – 20 oz Smoothie
|Almond Milk, Vanilla||¾||Cup|
|Banana, Fresh||1||Ea||peeled, cut into pieces|
|Protein Powder||1||Scoop||use scoop in your container|
|Strawberries, Fresh||4||Ea – Large||stem removed, sliced into pieces|
|Toasted Hemp Seeds||1||Tbsp|
PREP METHOD: PREP TIME: 5 Minutes BLENDING TIME: Desired Consistency
- Place the ingredients in order into your blender. (Vita Mix works GREAT)
- Cover the blender pitcher.
- Pulse to start the blending.
- Turn on high and blend until desired consistency.
- Pour into a tall glass and enjoy.