Been having pretty good success with a “super shake” that I’ve been drinking this summer.
Super Shake (bold is the basic iteration)
- 4oz OJ
- 8oz Baby spinach/chard/kale mix from trader joes. (straight kale is a bit bitter…gotta cut it with spinach)
- 1 scoop vanilla whey (just cause it’s good. and I have it in my cupboard.)
- 1 packet of orange emergence (I’m taking A CRAP TON of vitamin C short term to help with shoulder recovery.)
- collagen powder (I’ve been adding this due to my knee surgery and impending shoulder surgery. I don’t know if it’s actually helpful, but why not?)
- 1 tbsp coconut oil (I want fat. i want lauric acid. i want coconut oil. so do you)
- 1 tbsp macadamia nut oil (gimme those monounsaturated fats)
- 1 teaspoon spirulina powder (Yeah. I’m a freaking hippy.)
- 1 teaspoon of natural calm-magneium powder. (because with the potassium from oj and greens the magnesium should be taken in better. so i’ve read)
- 6 egg yolks. (because Rocky was badass. And I want more fat.)
- Totals: Fat=60 or so grams. Carb=30ish. Protein=30ish.
Couple of notes
- This has potential for you to crap your pants if you aren’t used to high levels of vitamin c (fix=don’t put in the emergen-c), high levels of fat (start w/o the macadamia and coconut oil, and take a now super enzyme), don’t put in too much natural calm (we’ve all done that).
- Keep the egg whites and eat them later in the day, or if you area bro and trying to bro it up by getting more brotein, eat those eggwhites next to the shake and get all sorts of anabrolic.
- The egg whites have some stuff in it that aren’t good for you raw: lysozyme can bind with proteins like ovomucoid or ovoinhibitor and inhibit trypsin, a protease enzyme, from doing its job of digesting proteins. And potentially worse, some of the compounds can pass through the intestinal wall and agravate autoimmune problems or damaged guts. This is why egg whites may be wise to avoid if dealing with autoimmune problems. Avidin, another anti-nutrient found in the egg white, binds to biotin, a B vitamin responsible for things such as fatty acid synthesis and blood sugar regulation, and inhibits it’s absorption. Biotin is normally produced by a healthy gut flora so those suffering from digestive issues are even more at risk of biotin deficiency. Also, up to 3% of the population is allergic to egg whites.
Now….cooking the egg whites does a lot to get negate those potential negatives from above.
I’ve had a few people start doing this, and the overwhelming response is…”that’s more delicious than I thought it would be, and it keeps me full til dinner” Me in response “yep. I’m a culinary genius. And maybe now you’ll be less malnourished and tubby.” (I’m really nice to my friends)