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Blanka Shock: Spicy Tomato Smoothie Challenge

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FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 119
Protein 9g
Fat 0g
Carbs 27g
Total Time

street_fighter_6_blankaKicking off the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition, with a Blanka Shock, aka spicy  tomato smoothie, in order to jumpstart the day. In the Street Fighter video game, Blanka was known for his aggressiveness and being able to deliver a “shock” to his opponents.  This smoothie will shock your taste buds, but in a good way!

When I first started drinking smoothies with my meals, I stuck to only using greens since drinking smoothies was new territory for me and I did not want to be too adventurous, too soon.

But, when I finally shook my fear of trying new things, I understood that there are several ways to spice up a smoothie and they do not always have to be sweet.  This smoothie is proof of that.

Remember, to play you must drink recreate the smoothie, take a picture, share it with friends & family on your social media channel with the #fitmencook hashtag and give your thoughts about the smoothie. What did you like? What would you change?  How do you feel?

Some quick benefits of this smoothie:

  •  Vitamins & minerals: vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, potassium
  • Carrots have been known to help stimulate appetite and help with digestion
  • Skin health from vitamin A
  • Tomatoes have high water content which will allow you to feel fuller while not adding on additional calories
  • Cilantro is rich in antioxidants and even dietary fiber which have been show to help reduce “bad cholesterol” (LDL) lvels
  • Onions are rich in chromium that can help control glucose levels which is good for those who have insulin resistance

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Blanka Shock: Spicy Tomato Smoothie Challenge

Ingredients
  • 3 small vine tomatoes
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1/4 cucumber
  • 1 garlic clove
  • handful cilantro
  • lime juice from 1 lime (to taste)
  • 1/8 cup red onion*
  • 1/2 jalapeño*

(*) – denotes an optional ingredient; but, if you are playing the challenge, then trying it with the optional ingredients will give you extra points.

Steps
  1. Add ingredients listed above to a blender.
  2. Simply pulse blend for about 1 minute to ensure you remove any chunks, then blend until smooth.
  3. Instead of ordering a salad with your meal, try this. Or, simply drink as a snack.

Approximate macros

Available in the FitMenCook app

Open this recipe in the FitMenCook app to add the ingredients to your shopping list, scale the recipe and track your calories. Enjoy!

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Calories
119
Protein
9g
Fat
0g
Carbs
27g
Sodium
-
Fiber
-
Sugar
-
About the author

FitMenCook

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

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