Source:  Food Matters

This recipe is straight from the FMTV film ‘Powered By Green Smoothies. Have you seen this film yet? In the summer of 2013 Sergei Boutenko put 10 endurance athletes (five ultra-runners and five Cross-fitters) on green smoothies and followed them around with his camera to find out the answer to this question….can green smoothies positively affect athletes?


  • 1/2 cup collard greens1 cup Swiss chard
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1/4 bunch fresh mint
  • 1 pear, chopped
  • 1 mango, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 cup water


Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth!

Starting out as healthy athletes (or so they thought!), 10 individuals embark on a six-week experiment of continuing their typical training and racing regimen, but with one major difference: they are drinking a quart of green smoothies every day. You’ll be astonished at the results that begin to emerge. From a decrease in injuries to feeling supercharged to run for hours on end, there might be a bit more to smoothies than just tasting delicious. If you love to exercise and want to improve your performance, you need to see this film! 

It’s time to test this supercharged green smoothie on your athletic performance