Four big learnings on health (Part One: Nutrition)

  1. 1 cup Sambazon Acai Berry juice, or any acai berry juice brand. There are a ton of antioxidants in acai berries.
  2. 1 cup Ripple non-sweetened milk. We are proud investors in this company and it has the same amount of protein per cup as regular milk (but with half the sugars, even for the regular version). How they make the pea protein in it, named Ripptein, have a neutral taste is interesting and is covered in the video below.
  3. 1 cup unsweetened almond milk. Make sure you buy a brand without carrageenan. Whole Foods Market and Costco both versions without it.
  4. 1.5–2 scoops of vegan chocolate protein. I use Vega Sport’s Performance Protein blend but other brands would also work. Two scoops of Vega Sport provide 60 grams of protein, 5 grams of BCAAs, and 2 billion CFU probiotics (bacillus coagulans).
  5. 1 scoop of Vibrant Health Green Vibrance, which is a terrific superfood. Make sure to store Green Vibrance in your freezer after opening it as it is a “living” food and you’ll want to get all of the benefits from it.
  6. 1–2 tsp of raw organic cacao powder.
  7. .5 tsp of organic matcha green tea powder.
  8. .5 tsp of Four Sigmatic 10 mushroom blend.
  9. .5 tsp of organic cinnamon.
  10. 1 tsp of organic chia seeds.
  11. To sweeten, I use no-calorie monkfruit and specifically the Lakanto brand. Here’s a good variety pack on Amazon. Our son seems to like the taste of the golden the best but I would experiment with it. He puts a lot in, like 6 teaspoons, but you should sweeten to your own taste. We used to use honey, which is strangely not vegan, but I found through The Cooper Clinic that it increased my glucose levels and it was an unnecessary source of calories as well. And you can’t tell the taste difference between honey and monkfruit, which is vegan.
  12. For fruits, I use half a frozen banana, three frozen strawberries, 10–15 frozen wild blueberries, and 4–6 cherries. Frozen is important because you don’t want to have to use ice, which will dilute the smoothie’s taste with added water.
  13. A few stalks of raw organic kale (either purple or green, I usually mix it up from week to week).

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Brett A. Hurt

Brett A. Hurt

CEO and Co-founder, data.world; Co-owner, Hurt Family Investments; Founder, Bazaarvoice and Coremetrics; Henry Crown Fellow; TEDster; Dad + Husband