Mmm, nothing says delectable-recovery drinks like Noah Hoffman’s raw-egg smoothie. In this edition of “The Hungry Skier,” the U.S. Ski Team member and his mother, Sharon Hoffman, share the recipe and explain the importance of quality ingredients, which Sharon drums up in Colorado.
“The raw egg drink is a couple of farm fresh eggs, some raw unpasteurized cream, raw honey and whatever fruit you want to add,” Sharon wrote in an email. “Sounds good huh?
“I don’t necessarily recommend it to people because it is difficult to find the raw, unpasteurized cream,” she added, noting that she drinks it occasionally. “It is good proteins and good fats for anybody.
“Other things I like to supply Noah with are homemade Kombucha and a homemade sports drink. This is a good recovery drink with whey, salt, lemon juice, something called Azomite powder (the chalky stuff Noah refers to) and filtered water. I’m trying to figure out how to supply him over in Europe!”
Hoffman initially referred to the powder as “dirt.”
“I drink whatever I’m sent assuming it’s not against any anti-doping rules,” he wrote in an email.
So before we move on, let’s break a couple things down:
- Kombucha is a slightly fermented, sweetened black tea drink that, when prepared properly, touts certain health benefits.
- Whey is a source of protein that comes from dairy.
- Azomite powder is a fine alkaline volcanic mineral powder that aids in plant nutrition and growth. It’s not FDA-approved for human consumption, but considered a superfood for replenishing many of the minerals, silica, calcium, and magnesium removed by intensive farming.
Now that you know what you’re getting into, here are the smoothie’s main ingredients:
- 2 raw eggs
- 1/2 cup cream
- Big scoop of honey (depending on how sweet you like it)
- 1/2 cup fruit (if desired)
And the instructions:
- Combine all ingredients in a blender or durable container, and blend or beat until you reach desired consistency.
“The smoothie doesn’t taste much different than a normal smoothie, maybe a little creamier,” Hoffman explained. “And I don’t believe it has any magical effects, it’s just a way to get a little extra protein.”
The Aspen, Colo., native gets his eggs from a farm in New Castle, Colo., and “very thick raw cream from a cow in Montrose,” he wrote.
When he’s home, Hoffman might have the smoothie a couple times a week. “It is almost impossible to travel with these ingredients (eggs that I know are safe to eat raw), so I rarely get it when I’m traveling,” he explained.