30 Responses to “Nutrition”

  1. Joshua Jackson January 10, 2013 at 1:34 am #

    Didn’t know about hemp seed and dulse flakes.

    def going to add to my smoothies

    thanks for sharing!

    • Mustacheman January 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

      Sure, enjoy Joshua! You might want to try chia seeds as well. I now use them in all my smoothies. is a great place to pick them up.

  2. Nils January 18, 2013 at 10:47 pm #

    Been drinking the green monster for breakfast and post workout for the past week. Delicious and packed! The cinnamon really pulls it together. Any other shake you can recommend?

    • Mustacheman January 19, 2013 at 5:01 pm #

      Nice! Well, first you can check out my other video for the “Vitamin C Smoothie” recipe. One smoothie I make when I don’t have any dark green leafys around is my Chocolate Banana Protein shake. I’ll use Banana, Chia Seeds, Hemp Protein, Unsweetened Cocoa (cacao) Powder, , Dulse Falkes, Honey, Almond Milk, ice and water. Maybe I’ll throw in some blueberries or strawberries if I have any. Give that a shot!

  3. James Mac February 5, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

    Great shake! Was looking at some ‘greens’ which is a similiar powdered product, but really wanted to make something with whole foods and raw nutrients and now i’ve got it! My friends call it swamp juice.
    Just wondering if you can give me some ideas for breakfast/lunch/dinner? Thanks.

    • Mustacheman February 5, 2013 at 10:15 pm #

      The variations are endless, James. It depends on what you are into. One ingredient that I use for almost all my shakes is some type of protein which I take in the form of hemp (seeds or powder) and/or chia seeds. I will then mix it up with green veggies (if I’m in the mood) like kale, spinach, broccoli, etc. and fruit. Bananas are always good for adding sweetness. So are medjool dates. Here’s one I like that I’ve been having lately, my Chocolate Cherry Smoothie – Hemp protein, Chia seeds, Banana, Almond milk w/some water or ice, Unsweetened cocoa powder, frozen cherries, dulse flakes, cinnamon and raw honey. You’ll love that one.

  4. James Mac February 6, 2013 at 10:45 am #

    Cheers for that! Will give me a basis to try some new stuff, and mix it up abit. Although I really meant foods for standard meals, or are you just a shake downing machine? haha.

    • Mustacheman February 6, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

      Oh HAHA! Sorry about that! But there again, the possibilities are endless. Thy this – eat anything you like, as long as it doesn’t come in a package. Try that for just one meal. Get creative with spices. For breakfast I love making quinoa with jalapenos, onions, and curry powder. Slice some avocados on top and you’re good to go.

  5. Jeff February 8, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    One question re: the smoothie – do you have anything against making a big batch of it and refrigerating it for future post-workouts? A little voice in my head is telling me that my wife will not enjoy the sound of the blender at 6:30 a.m.

    • Mustacheman February 8, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

      I have nothing against it. I have read that it is ideal to consume the drink right after mixing though. But, when it comes down to having a smoothie that’s a little “off” or a cranky wife, I’ll take the smoothie. Good luck!

  6. Jason Betz March 20, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    Hello! I’m beginning my training for various Tough Mudder/Spartan/Cross fit whatnots (and healthier life in general). Any particular BRAND of hemp protein you really dig? Same with Soy and/or Whey? Thanks!!

    • Mustacheman March 21, 2013 at 8:12 pm #

      I usually just buy Nutiva brand. No particular reason, they are usually the easiest to find. I try to stay away from soy and whey products. Good luck with your training!

  7. Ryan Sweet April 10, 2013 at 3:57 pm #

    Hey mustacheman! Love your videos, training, and nutrition info. I do have a question on the use of hemp seeds though. I work a job that does random drug tests and was wondering if hemp seeds would show up if I started using them in shakes and on salads? I’ve read all kinds of info and articles on the positive effect of the seeds for the body and immune system but there are so many back and forth arguments about testing positive for THC and I was wondering if you had any opinions or maybe know for sure? Thanks for what you do to inspire the facially haired people of the world!

    • Mustacheman April 11, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

      Hmmm, you know Ryan, that is something I have never considered. I really can’t give you a definitive answer. I would think it would be safe because you can buy hempseeds legally all over the place and there is no “intoxicating” effect after consumption. Not 100% on what your test would show though. Sorry pal.

  8. Nathan April 26, 2013 at 11:16 am #

    Hi there Mr Mustache!!
    I really wanna give your green shake recipe a try, however i’m having trouble finding Kale and dulse flakes 🙁 i’m from Wales so perhaps their not as readily available, could you suggest a decent website that i could buy dulse flakes from? there are some dodgy ones i found :S
    also would ordinary cabbage be just as good as kale? i wanna try and source the same ingredients if possible

    thanks man 😀

    • Mustacheman April 26, 2013 at 3:48 pm #

      Hey Nathan, a quick search and I found this on amazon ( I’m sure you probably have health food stores in Wales so you should probably check there first before ordering. If you can’t find Kale you can just use any other available DARK leafy green. I would avoid cabbage because it’s not as nutrient dense. Swiss Chard, Collard Greens, Spinach, whatever you can find should work. Plus, if you don’t have a high speed blender you may want to use a strainer of some type. Good luck!

    • Renee April 8, 2014 at 12:49 pm #

      Hey Nathan,
      I’m in S. England and I’ve found that the big Morrisons stores tend to be quite a reliable source of Kale – failing that, I’ve noticed that Waitrose sometimes does prepared bagged Kale.
      I’m pretty sure we bought some seaweek from Waitrose as well. But most of ours we get from Wholefoods in London. The seaweed tends to last a long time (as you only need little amounts in things), so maybe doing a few times a year trip to London to stock up would be good. Most of the sea veggies we buy are from Clearspring. So maybe check out their website too – you might be able to buy online.
      Hope that helps! 🙂

  9. Thromgard August 7, 2013 at 3:37 pm #

    Do you follow a flexatarian type diet plan? BTW I want to try those smoothies out.

    • Mustacheman August 7, 2013 at 7:36 pm #

      Nah, not really a Flexatarian (I had to look that one up). I haven’t eaten red meat or poultry since 1989.

      • Thromgard August 8, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

        Oh wow. So what does your diet consist of mainly? I’m just curious because I am starting to train for marathons and the like.

        • Mustacheman August 12, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

          David, I’m not big on giving diet advice. It seems that what was once considered healthy is now the worst thing in the world for you. If I told you what I thought was good for you ten years ago you’d probably think I was trying to kill you today. Plus, many people have really strong opinions on diet and love to argue how they are right and you are wrong. That’s not a discussion I care to have. With that being said, I will say that I try to avoid processed food. Anything that comes in a package you should approach with extreme caution. That, and stay the hell away from soda. That shit’ll kill you.

          • Thromgard August 13, 2013 at 12:43 am #

            Got it. Thank you for the info. Your mustache is killer by the way.

  10. Bob September 20, 2013 at 5:52 pm #

    Do you have any advice on how much protein I should be consuming post workout? I’ve looked at nearly 5 different websites, and each one has said something different. Should I be keeping it around 5-20 grams, or do I account for 1 gram per body weight, and go for around 30-40 grams?

    • Mustacheman September 20, 2013 at 7:40 pm #

      Bob, I wish I could give you a straight answer, but I can’t. There is a calculated reason why I rarely give out diet advice. Many times research is so conflicted when it comes to nutritional requirements. What is good for you one week is bad for you the next. If I tell you how much protein I would suggest I’m sure there will be a few hundred people telling me how wrong I was. That is an argument I don’t care to have. BUT, I will tell you that I think that most of the advice on protein is a bunch of bullshit propped up to sell product. I stopped believing the hype about protein a few years ago and my training hasn’t suffered a bit. I also will say that all of my post-workout protein comes from real food sources and not some powder that has been concocted by some geek in a lab somewhere.

  11. Tyler October 31, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    Mr. Man,

    I’ve pre-made a pitcher of your smoothie recipe, and was wondering if you can give me an idea of how long before it will be old; because i’m a dumbass in the kitchen. I was planning on taking a few jars to TM in Charlotte this weekend, but i’m not trying to be sick at the start of it.

    ‘preciate it ya big manly bitch you!

    • Mustacheman November 1, 2013 at 12:19 am #

      Well, if you’ve already pre-made it and you are planning on running the TM this weekend that means you won’t be consuming it for at least 48 hours. Unless you wouldn’t mind shitting yourself while scaling Berlin Wall I’d think twice. When you break those fruits and veggies down like that they don’t stay fresh as long as they normally would. Your best bet would be to grind them up the morning of the event. Or, the night before if you really have to.

      Hope that helps!

  12. steve December 27, 2013 at 8:33 pm #

    i completely understand how you feel about giving out diet advice. but what exactly does your diet consist of? i think your results speak for themselves so any advice should be well received by someone with even half a brain. you mentioned you havent eaten red meat or poultry in decades, does that include eggs? do you eat fish? i’m just always trying to learn more about those that have been successful. thanks man!

  13. steve January 3, 2014 at 8:44 pm #

    started having one of these for breakfast. hemp protein is the best stuff ever, seriously. the after taste is amazing and it sticks around too. i love it

  14. Anthony February 15, 2014 at 8:49 pm #


    How many pints will the green smoothie recipe make up please?

    How long will it keep in the fridge for?


    • Mustacheman February 19, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

      Not sure how many pints it equals, Anthony. If you only wanted to make a certain amount the ingredients are easily alterable to your desired amount. None of these ingredients or amounts are set in stone. Feel free to experiment.

      As far as keeping it in the fridge, I wouldn’t. You should drink it right after you make it. When you break these ingredients down to these levels they are more susceptible to degradation and contamination.

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