Blended Veggie Juice




Ingredients

  • 1 medium cooked or canned beet
  • 15 baby carrots (a handful)
  • 1 cup of greens (kale, spinach, swiss chard, etc. all work well)
  • 2 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup of cold water
 

Nutrition

  • Amount: About 16 oz.
  • Calories: 120
  • Fat (g): 0.5
  • Sat. Fat (g): 0
  • Carb (g): 29
  • Fiber (g): 4
  • Protein (g): 4
  • Gluten free, Vegan

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Directions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  • Pour enough water in to barely cover the veggies.
  • Blend for about 2 minutes on high, until the juice has no visible chunks.
  • Serve in a chilled glass with 3-4 ice cubes.



Cooking Tip

We tested the recipe with baby kale, but any type of dark leafy green will do (kale, spinach, swiss chard, etc.). Enjoy this blended juice drink icy cold a few hours before an intense practice, as part of your recovery snack, or paired with some jerky as snack during the day. It also makes a great homemade frozen popsicle.



Performance Fact

This juice offers a myriad of performance benefits. It’s a prime example of a nutrient-dense versus calorie-dense food. We also intentionally formulated the recipe with 3 ingredients that are naturally high in nitrates. Nitrate from beets have been shown to potentially reduce the oxygen cost of exercise by enhancing mitochondrial function, allowing for higher intensity exercise with less perceived effort.