I absolutely love the Joe Rogan Experience podcast. Every episode is packed with uncensored discussions, opinion, irony, insight, and laughter. Joe Rogan is famous for being a sitcom star, reality TV host and mixed martial arts commentator, but he also has a soft side. He’s a loving champion of anyone who wants to change their life for the better, get out of a rut, or be healthier. Plus, he’s just damn funny.
I started listening to his podcast on and off in October of 2011, and now I don’t miss an episode. If you took the interview segment of The Daily Show and stretched it into a very informal, uncensored two-to-three hours, you’d have Joe’s show. He converses with interesting and accomplished guests – from journalists to philosophers to anthropologists to his contemporaries in comedy – and there’s rarely a boring episode. Often they’re quite enlightening.
He is an advocate of healthly living and being aware of how your body works in the world. He inspired my efforts in the last year to get healthier, and I feel way better than I used to. I regularly go to martial arts classes now, and I make kale smoothies every day. My blog is a testament to how easy and fun it is to fuel each day with an energizing, fresh drink every morning! Do it with me!
|The Joe Rogan Kale Shake|| || |
- 1 tbsp ginger
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 pear
- 1 cucumber, with skin
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 cup water and ice
- 3 stalks celery
- 2 stalks kale
- peel and chop ginger
- peel and chop garlic
- seed pear, chop pear
- combine all ingredients in blender and serve!
Hi guys, how’s it going?
Today I’m going to show you how to make the original, the first kale smoothie recipe I ever made, which is the Joe Rogan Kale Shake. It’s the one that kicked it off for me to begin with. Usually I – as you may or may not know – mix kale with lots of different kinds of things to kind of mask it’s somewhat bitter, earthy flavor, and surprise myself and mix it up, but Joe Rogan has a recipe that he uses every day of his life, and it’s nothing but: kale, celery, pear, ginger, garlic, cucumber and some coconut oil.
I’ve never made this EXACT recipe. I’ve just combined kale with celery, cucumber, pear and ginger, but today I’m going to put in the garlic and coconut oil and see what happens. So, let’s get started!
First thing, we’ll just attack this ginger. Scrape off the skin with a spoon. Scraping off the skin with a spoon allows you to get rid of the skin, but keep the most ginger material inside. Whereas if you cut it with a knife, you’re most likely gonna cut away a lot of the ginger. And the spoon just scrapes away only the skin. It’s pretty cool.
I guess let’s put in the garlic next [laughs]. Garlic! Alright – garlic’s supposed to be really good for you, y’know? I guess, why not. The flavor, that’s why not! Garlic and ginger, usually a lovely combination.
Okay now I’m gonna put in some pear. Alright.
Cucumber, with skin. Don’t peel that skin off, it’s got lots of nutrients in there.
And, coconut oil. I’m gonna put in a couple tablespoons, I think.
One cup of water and ice – alright.
Okay, running low on blender volume so I’m just gonna put in a couple of these stalks of celery, so we still have room for that kale. Mmm, maybe we could put in the third one. Give that a li’l blend.
[laughs at spurting blender] Okay, finally: we’re gonna put in this kale! It is, after all, a kale shake. It’s just got a lot of other stuff in there, too.
Alright. I cannot wait to see what this tastes like. Down the hatch. Whoo! hoo. Hey you know what? That garlic doesn’t taste too bad. With all the other flavors in there, it’s not too overpowering.
So, alright. Thanks for watching, I hope you enjoyed this recipe, and I hope you try to make yourself a Joe Rogan Kale Shake. We’ll see you next time!