Liquid Salads – The Key to Success
The following is guest post from Josh Levine of FortisMag.
These days everyone is trying to find a way to cheat the system. You hear guys talking in the weight room about all these magical supplements that will make you ripped in about 20 minutes (a slight exaggeration, but it is meant to emphasize a point). The fact of the matter is this: you will not achieve anything worth achieving unless you work hard and discipline yourself. The liquid salad is for those who wish to achieve a completely new level of fitness. You can take my word for it – I am not selling anything here.
The liquid salad is an all natural drink composed of vegetables. All you need to make the liquid salad is a blender and strainer. To make the drink you take at least 3 of the following vegetables: beets, celery, parsley, kale, spinach, broccoli, and red cabbage. Feel free to experiment with other super-healthy foods. After you get your vegetables it would be wise to cut them up into small pieces. You can either use water or some sort of juice to make the liquid salad. Pour at least 5 cups of liquid into your blender. Add the vegetables. If you need to, add only a couple at a time. After you have blended all your vegetables into juice, pour the liquid salad over a strainer and into a big bowl. Push the pulp down so as to get all the juice possible. Then pour the liquid salad in the big bowl back into the blender. You now have your liquid salad and can start serving it.
I would recommend making a big enough batch so that you can save some for the next day. If you make it in the morning you are probably going to want to drink all of it that day, but if you make it in the afternoon or evening you can save a lot of it in the refrigerator. The best time to have this drink is after a workout.
How many vegetables should you use? You should use at least half a beet and then a handful of ever other vegetable if you are using all of them. If not, use two handfuls and about 3 different vegetables.
Every vegetable that you put in this drink is full of nutrients. Beets alone have folate, manganese, potassium, dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, tryptophan, iron, copper, and phosphorus in significant quantities. Beets also have vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, E, and K. They have calcium, selenium, sodium, and zinc as well. In addition to the vitamins and minerals, beets also have amino acids! This drink is simply filled with nutrients. Plus, the best part is that these nutrients will go into your body almost immediately. When you blend these vegetables up, you are tearing the fibers that would otherwise get in the way of digestion.
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