I used to call my green smoothies, Green Monsters, but after last week when my sister dubbed them Swamp Sludge, the name has stuck. And besides, these 2014 smoothies have taken on a whole new personality from the ones I first began drinking back in 2010.
In the olden days, I’d start in the bottom of the Vitamix with some almond milk, add a frozen banana, a scoop of protein powder, and maybe some berries, then a couple of handfuls of spinach. They were delicious and a great recovery drink after my long runs.
Now Swamp Sludge is a Green Monster on steroids!
Ron invented these and I am so thankful that he takes the extra time and prepares these for us. If it were up to me and I in charge of getting our protein recovery drink ready at 5:00am on a Saturday morning, it would probably be a tame little green monster at best.
Nothing doing for Ron. It’s Swamp Sludge or bust!
He puts probably about 2 cups of this juice in the Vitamix and then he adds some fresh blueberries and strawberries. Next come the powders. Garden of Life protein mix, spirulina, maca, and chlorella powders. These powders are not sweet at all so today he added a little of this mix.
This one is super sweet and a little bit will do ya.
After our long runs with Galloway on Saturday, we head to the truck and our cooler. You won’t find anything this nutritious or delicious ANYWHERE! You can’t buy this stuff! In a pinch a Bolthouse Farms juice or a Smoothie King smoothie will get you close but those just can’t hold a candle to Swamp Sludge.
It does sound and look disgusting but I promise you, it is the bomb! One Mason jar full satisfies me and I’m good to go until well up into the afternoon. Do yourself a favor and next time someone offers you some chocolate milk after a long run, thank them kindly and go whirl up some Swamp Sludge.
Happy Sludging Friends! 🙂