Fast Food: Randy Pobst’s Smoothie Recipe

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By David S. Wallens
Jul 2, 2012 | Volvo | Posted in Shop Work | From the Aug. 2012 issue | Never miss an article

Pro racer Randy Pobst always eats his vegetables. In fact, as a vegan, he pretty much only eats vegetables. “Vegetarian food uses far less natural resources than meat—seven times less,” he notes. “So, rather than raising vegetables to feed livestock, just eat the vegetables.”
We recently saw him preparing a smoothie inside the K-Pax hauler and quickly learned that this is a carefully calculated concoction. He discovered the recipe through a Living Foods Institute class in Atlanta, he says, and the thought process behind it is rather simple: Create optimal nourishment that’s healthy for the body as well as the Earth.
The mix contains raw green foods that are blended together and thus easy to ingest. “Predigested, in a sense,” he explains, “full of living enzymes—a very important nutrition[al] element that’s missing from the current typical American diet.”
But wait, there’s more goodness packed inside. “Another advantage of fresh green vegetables is that they do not cause acidic stomach, like animal fats and refined sugar do so well,” he adds. “I cured my acid reflux this way after 10 years on antacids every day.” He likes to have at least one per day, and usually drinks two when at home.
Having the right blender is also important, as the consistency needs to be very smooth, not grainy. “I got the best blender, a Vitamix,” Randy says. “Power is good.”
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His basic recipe includes the following:

• a large handful of mixed organic greens
• 1 small avocado
• a small handful of sprouts
• 1 small apple
• fresh ginger
• "I always add 2 to 4 tablespoons of hemp protein powder to make it a meal,” Randy says. “It is an excellent food; it is not marijuana, but I do like the antiestablishment aura. Tastes just right with the greens."

Then there are the options

• several cucumber slices
• spinach
• flax meal
• 1/2 banana
• 1 pear (instead of apple)
• watermelon
• turmeric
• black pepper

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