While the first Dr. Rhonda Patrick smoothie video focused primarily on the micronutrients found in the various fruits and vegetables, this one, in addition to offering some modest changes on the recipe, instead focuses on the beneficial “hormetic” compounds that are NOT micronutrients. These compounds are known as polyphenols, flavonols, and phytochemicals.
Dr. Patrick also talks about fermentable fiber and other prebiotics that feed beneficial bacteria in the gut that are present in the vegetables and fruits. Additionally, she explains why she adds hydrolyzed collagen powder to her smoothie. She also sheds some light on whether “anti-nutrients” need be of concern.
Kale (8 leaves)
Chard (two rainbow chard leaves and stems)
Spinach (2 cups)
Parsley (8 pieces)
Carrot (1 large)
Frozen organic blueberries (1-2 cups)
Hydrolyzed collagen powder (1/4 cup)
Water (2 cups of water)