So in reviewing ANDI scores from Teddi’s nutrition/gym program documents, I was surprised to see how highly Bok Choy was ranked (a score of over 850, kale has a score of 1000!) so I wanted to try it out in some smoothies! ANDI stands for “Aggregate Nutrient Density Index” and scores are based on a scale of 1 to 1000. The term “nutrient density” means the ratio of the amount of nutrients in a food related to its caloric value (energy). With ANDI scores, the focus is specifically on the ratio of micronutrients (aka vitamins and minerals) to calories.
Moral: Go grabs some Bok Choy and throw it in a blender, cause it actually makes a awesome smoothie and its awesome for you!
The Bok Choy Banana Green Smoothie Recipe:
2 c orange juice
5 medium bananas
2 heads of bok choy
Scream ‘BOK – CHOY-YEE’ like a ninja while blending
Serves one monster (yields ~1 L)