Superfoods Smoothies: Getting the Most Nutritional Bang For Your Buck

The Superfoods type of smoothie I recommend is in a whole different class than the traditional smoothie. Completely devoid of refined sugar and animal products, a Superfoods Smoothie will typically involve fruit and a liquid base of water, juice and/or soy milk, and be centered around something with a high chlorophyll content like spirulina, barley greens or even wheatgrass powder. It would also include a variety of other diverse, quality, plant-based ingredients with the concept being that, in one delicious serving, you’re loading up on a wide variety of highly-potent nutrients. This makes Superfoods Smoothies one of the most efficient and important concepts of Rock-Solid Nutrition.

Blending all of these various plant-based ingredients together in a smoothie allows for up to 95% of these precious nutrients to actually be absorbed into the blood stream. Why? Because the cell walls of plant cells have to be broken open for all of the nutrients to be released, and this is tough to thoroughly accomplish just from chewing whole food. (In fact, it is estimated that we only absorb 15 to 25% of the nutrients from chewing.) Fortunately, the pulverizing aspect of the blending process does a lot of this work for you, allowing you to enjoy maximum assimilation of the ingredients. And by the way, blending whole foods in a blender is better than juicing them because you’re getting the whole food – skin, fiber and juice – rather than just the juice by itself.

Go here for more info preparing your Superfoods Smoothie:

http://www.rocksolidfitness.net/smoothies.html

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About Bobby Rock

Bobby Rock is a world renown drummer, the author of seven books, and a recognized health and fitness specialist with certifications in exercise, nutrition and meditation. He has recorded and toured with a variety of artists, released three CDs as a solo performer and is recognized as a top drumming educator. (He is currently touring with rock icon, Lita Ford.) Through speaking, writing and activism, Bobby remains committed to a number of animal and environmental causes. Bobby lives in Los Angeles.
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5 Responses to Superfoods Smoothies: Getting the Most Nutritional Bang For Your Buck

  1. Lisamarie says:

    Cool. Can you tell me what some of the best fruits/veggies might be to put in a blender for a cold/headcold? Somehow I seem to have caught one. Thanks!

  2. Bobby Rock says:

    While every different fruit and veggie has its own unique combo of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants, none of these are guaranteed to stop a cold in its tracks.

    However, you can possibly get to the other side of a cold quicker if you load up on antioxidants like vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A (beta-carotene), selenium, zinc, Co-Enzyme Q10 or even garlic. But, again, it’s tough to get the quantities needed from food alone when you’re ill. So…if you can find a good synergistic blend of some or all of these antioxidants in supplement form – like there is in a product called The Ultimate Defense – that’s your best bet.

    With regard to smoothies, the real story is in the additional ingredients (beyond the fruit) you might use in your mix. Look for something like The Ultimate Meal smoothie mix where you’ll find whole foods versions of a number of these powerful antioxidants.

    Also, get plenty of rest, drink lots of water, eat less than normal and avoid anything even remotely toxic, like refined sugar, caffeine, alcohol, animal products, etc. All of these things will assist the natural healing process of your body.

  3. Lisamarie says:

    Thanks for all the info Bobby! I’ll keep these things in mind.

    Btw have a Happy New Year! Be in touch soon, ok?

  4. Lisamarie says:

    Hey my cold is about gone now after listening to your advice.
    I AM vegetarian but I made sure to drink alot of water and do all the other things, too, so THANKS again–I’m feeling MUCH better!

  5. Trevor says:

    Bobby, Just wondering the best time to have a fruit smoothie (on soy milk). Before or after a workout?
    I usually go with banana and strawberries, and often add a whey protein powder (which I know you don’t recommend).
    Thanks, Trevor.

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