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Powered By Green Smoothies

Runtime: 56m 11s | Release date: 2014

This film features: Sergei Boutenko.

Can green smoothies positively affect athletes?

In the summer of 2013, Sergei Boutenko put 10 endurance athletes (five ultra-runners and five CrossFitters) on green smoothies and followed them around with his camera to find out the answer to this question. 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 like to exercise, you need to see this film!

Featuring:
Sergei Boutenko
Geoff Houghton
Ross Pelton
Jennifer Slawta
Emile Garcia
Kymmi Kellems
Michael Gullo
Aaron Reed
Sean Roberts
Erik Hamlet
Tim Olson
Ben Chew
Joanne Feinberg
Laura Pfister
Jace Ives

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Susan Joy | 4 months, 1 week ago
I enjoy the inspiration contained in the videos so far ... totally agree with the healing power of vegetables. I was looking at the suggested green smoothie recipes. I am very concerned at the number of fruits contained in these recipes. I can understand needing that amount of carbohydrates as an athlete but I am concerned that it would be too much sugar for the average person. Can you clarify?
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 4 months, 1 week ago
Hi, Susan! A green smoothie is a homemade drink made from fresh leafy greens, such as kale, collards, Swiss chard, and spinach, and fresh, ripe fruit. When you blend greens together with fruit, you create a concoction that is both delicious and nutritious. If you are otherwise healthy, we don’t believe that there’s any reason to overly restrict fructose from natural, fresh (and preferably organic) fruit sources. Most adults need two serves of fruit a day just to hit their baseline vitamin and fiber requirements. If you’re really concerned, you could stick to lower sugar fruits such as berries, passionfruit, strawberries and non-tropical varieties. Hope this helps. ~ Jasmin 💕
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Odell Marinia | 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Love the movie, love the recipes. So inspiring!
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Joyce Ann Solomon | FMTV | 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Great to hear that you loved this Odell :) ~Joyce
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Clara Kessler | 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Sorry , I think it’s from my Media Player 🙃
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Iris Aguanta | FMTV | 4 months, 2 weeks ago
Hi Clara, no worries at all and thank you for letting us know :) ~ Iris
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Clara Kessler | 4 months, 2 weeks ago
The quality of the video is bad .
It’s keep repeating on and on
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Yasmine Maher | 6 months, 1 week ago
I just started drinking green smoothies few days ago, this movie made me even more motivated to continue!

Thank you so much! I truly admire your scientific thinking and your dedication! Great information.
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Keith Boynton | 10 months, 3 weeks ago
I'm new to this smoothies stuff and I have a question. Do you have to have a food processor to make smoothies or is a blender good enough?
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Jasmin Habelito | FMTV | 10 months, 3 weeks ago
Hi Keith! You'll do great with just using a blender :) ~ Jasmin
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