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My New Film Powered By Green Smoothies Is Complete

2 Apr

After a full year of hard work, I am proud to announce that my first full-length documentary “Powered By Green Smoothies” is finished! For those that may have missed the news, here’s the recap:

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On the set of Powered By Green Smoothies

Last year, I rounded up 10 athletic friends (five ultra-runners and five CrossFitters), put them on a green smoothie challenge for six weeks, and documented everything with my camera. To ensure that my experiment was serious, I put my athletes through a series of blood tests, demanding endurance tests, and consulted with numerous medical professionals throughout entire process. The results of this study were fascinating! I now have solid proof that fresh, organic, whole-food-based green smoothies are extremely beneficial for athletes and athletic people.

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The athletes of Powered By Green Smoothies

Even though all of my athletes were healthy and fit to begin with, they managed to further improve their health and endurance simply by drinking green smoothies. Perhaps the most distinguished change we (my team and I) discovered in the before and after blood work of my athletes was a significant reduction in markers of inflammation. All but one of my athletes logged lower rates of inflammation after drinking green smoothies. Less inflammation enabled runners and CrossFitters alike to feel lighter on their feet, heal their pre-existing, workout-related injuries, work out harder, and improve their post-exercise recovery times.

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Sergei with green smoothies for his athletes

I can confidently conclude that green smoothies support the health and performance of athletes in a way that it is scientifically measurable and physically noticeable. The testimonies of the athletes who took part in this experiment are so surprising and inspiring they will make everyone who watches this film reach for their green smoothie and strap on their running shoes. If you would like to see my film in its entirety, please visit www.poweredbygreensmoothies.com

Outside Magazine recently did a piece on Powered By Green Smoothies. It’s a good article if I may say so myself. Check it out here: http://www.outsideonline.com/fitness/bodywork/performance-plate/Can-a-Green-Smoothie-Change-Your-Life.html

More From The Editing Room…

19 Nov

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SMOOTHIES GALORE!

16 Aug

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My film is going GREAT! All my athletes have taken their baseline tests and have now started their 6-week green smoothie regime. I personally make them smoothies 3 times a week ( Monday, Wednesday, Friday) and so far the feedback is very positive. If you’d like to follow along and drink smoothies with us, I’ll be posting the recipes on our FaceBook page ( https://www.facebook.com/pages/Powered-By-Green-Smoothies-feature-film/145010142342571 ). Like the page to get updates.

Here are the first three recipes:

POWERED BY GREEN SMOOTHIE #1: Green kale, red grapes, pineapple, banana, cantaloupe, water

POWERED BY GREEN SMOOTHIE # 2: Purple kale, green kale, peaches, cantaloupe, pears, bananas, and water.

POWERED BY GREEN SMOOTHIE #3: Kale, spinach, mango, plum, nectarine, banana, water!

Over and out!

Sergei

Green Smoothie Retreat (Sweden)

6 Jun

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My mother, sister, and I are currently in Sweden conducting a green smoothie retreat. We have found THE MOST A-M-A-Z-I-N-G place to soak up the sun, detox, and relax in nature. If you missed out this year, don’t worry, we’ll be coming back again in 2014.

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Retreat participants enjoy our best smoothie recipes. Together we drink sweet smoothies, savory soups, and eat delicious popsicles!

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 When we’re not drinking smoothies or learning about health, we get to hang with the local residents.

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YEEEEEEEEHAWWWWW!

 

We did it!

24 Apr

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I am thrilled to announce that a few ago days my kickstarter project (Powered by Green Smoothies) was successfully funded! This means my experiment WILL happen, and the movie WILL be made. I would like to officially thank all of my backers (you know who you are) for supporting me as well as the entire healthy food movement. Our efforts together are making a powerful difference in this world! Stay tuned for regular updates about my upcoming film.

Meet The Athletes

11 Apr

You asked, I did. Here for your viewing pleasure is a brief introduction to the athletes who will be partaking in my experiment (http://kck.st/11g6hL5)! I worked very hard to select these individuals and think that on top of their athleticism, they have SO MUCH MORE to contribute to this project. Won’t you please help me welcome to the stage (not an actual stage) Alex, Joanne, Laura, Kymmi, Jace, Jamie, Jade, and Michael!

This kickstarter project will only run for 10 more days, so please keep sharing it (http://kck.st/11g6hL5) on facebook, twitter, email, etc. Let’s blow up the internet together for this healthy cause!

Thank you!

Much love,

Sergei

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Athletes and Smoothies

1 Apr

If you run, hike, swim, snowboard, cycle, attend crossfit, or actively engage in any other sports, then you’re probably aware that your body requires extra nutritional supplementation in order to function properly. Simply put, athletes need more nutrients than less-active people. They demand more from their bodies and thus must compensate with the right nutrients to keep up performance and recovery. Unfortunately, today’s athletes have been duped into believing that in order to maintain proper health, they must consume a wide range of animal products, supplements, and power gels. I think this is one of the biggest misconceptions in the field of sports and fitness. In this post, I am not interested in arguing whether athletes should be vegans or not. I simply want to challenge the traditional approach and illustrate that the nutritional needs of an athlete can be met through natural means. I believe all athletes can benefit by consuming more fresh, organic greens and fruits in a blended concoction commonly referred to as a “green smoothie.”

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Spring Cleaning Time

27 Mar

It’s finally SPRING! Perfect time of year for a spring cleaning. Lucky for us my friend Jadah Sellner (of Simple Green Smoothies) is starting a FREE 30 green smoothie challenge!

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Here are the details:

Join the FREE 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge on April 1, 2013 with Simple Green Smoothies and ADD AT LEAST ONE GREEN SMOOTHIE A DAY to your regular diet for 30 days. With Simple Green Smoothies, you can boost your energy, lose weight effortlessly, and make healthy eating a lifestyle— not a diet.

During the challenge you’ll receive awesome motivation and tips sent straight to your email inbox weekly. As well as…

• Free green smoothie recipes with exact measurements (no more guessing if it will be tasty)
• Weekly shopping lists so you can plan and prep
• Four weekly challenges to boost the nutritional content of each green smoothie recipe
• Support from our community of over 170,000 rawkstars!

SIGN UP FOR THE FREE APRIL 1, 30-DAY CHALLENGE NOW!
If you’re ready to have more energy, naturally strengthen your immune system, and make your skin glow, sign up here:

www.simplegreensmoothies.com/30-day-challenge-April-1

Powered By Green Smoothies

19 Mar

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HUGE THINGS ARE COMING!!!!! I’m thrilled to announce my latest project called: “Powered By Green Smoothies.” In a nutshell,  I’m shooting a full length documentary about how endurance athletes are affected by regular green smoothie intake. I’m going to put half a dozen hardcore athletes on a smoothie challenge and film the whole shebang. This project has already taken flight and I am now raising funds to complete and distribute it. If you feel like contributing to a healthy cause, this is it! Every dollar helps make this movie a reality. If you cannot help with $, but would like to contribute, I need help spreading the word about my endeavor. I would be thrilled if you shared the link below on your facebook, blogged about it, told your friends, etc.
Project link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Powered-By-Green-Smoothies-feature-film/145010142342571

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(Note: for those not familiar with Kickstarter, it’s a crowd funding website which helps you fund your creative ideas. It’s also Time Magazine’s best invention of 2010)