If you were searching for Rhonda Patrick smoothie you probably already know who Dr. Rhonda Patrick is. You can go ahead and scroll down to see the information about the two smoothies that she makes. If not, you can read a short introduction about Dr. Rhonda Patrick.
Who is Dr. Rhonda Patrick?
“Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick has a Ph.D. in biomedical science from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis TN and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis TN. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in biochemistry/chemistry from the University of California, San Diego. She has done extensive research on aging, cancer, and nutrition. She did her graduate research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she investigated the link between mitochondrial metabolism, apoptosis, and cancer.” – About Dr. Rhonda Patrick
Dr. Rhonda Patrick Smoothie #1
The video that started the Dr. Rhonda Patrick smoothie craze was first uploaded to Youtube on January 6, 2015, titled “Rhonda’s Ultimate Micronutrient Smoothie”. The smoothie is 64oz and she drinks half of that daily.
8 Kale Leaves
3 Cups of Flax Milk
(should be blended after adding these first two ingredients)
4 Rainbow Chard Leaves + Stems
3 Cups Spinach
1 Medium Tomato
1 Large Avacado
1 Cup Blueberries
1 Shot Glass of Flax Seed (optional)
All of the green leafy ingredients in the smoothie are high in magnesium. 45% of people in the United States do not have a high enough daily magnesium intake. 32oz of this smoothie will put you over the daily recommended magnesium amount.
Kale – High in magnesium, lutein, sulforaphane and zeaxanthin. Lutein and zeaxanthin have been shown to slightly enhance visual performance and the long-term benefits have been shown to prevents several types of age-related macular degeneration (Source).
Spinach – High in folate. Folate is important in red blood cell formation and for healthy cell growth and function (Source).
Rainbow Chard – High in Vitamin K. Vitamin K is a fat-soluble vitamin the human body requires for complete synthesis of certain proteins that are prerequisites for blood coagulation and which the body also needs for controlling binding of calcium in bones and other tissues (Source).
Carrots and Tomato – High Beta Carotene and Lycopene
Avocado – High inPotassium, Vitamin E, and Monounsaturated Fat
Apples and Blueberries – High in the Flavanoids Quercetin, Anthocyanins, Epicatechins
Flaxseed and Flax Milk – High in Alpha Linolenic Acid
You can read more about the entire process of Dr. Rhonda Patrick’s smoothie from this PDF on her website.
Dr. Rhonda Patrick Smoothie #2
Dr. Rhonda Patrick’s smoothie got an update in 2016. As you can see below, many of the ingredients remained the same, but the few changes were because, “varying the sources from where you get your micronutrients … allow you to make sure you are getting a little bit of everything instead of way too much of one thing”.
8 Kale Leaves
2 Rainbow Chard Leaves
1 Large Carrot
2 Celery Stalks
8 Pieces of Parsley
2 Cups of Spinach
1-2 Cups of Blueberries
1/4 Cup of Hydrolyzed Collagen
2 Cups of Water