Amateur Barbarian wrote:
I am a multiple boost adder. I have wondered if you can add too much and whether their are combinations that compliment each other or are redundant. Generally, I add a heaping tablespoon of each (with some exceptions). My additives today are: seeds (chia, flax, pumpkin, sesame, sunflower), raw nuts (walnuts, cashews, almonds, pecans), other boosts (cocao nibs, maca powder, acia powder, camu camu, goji berries, mullberries). I usually include chia, flax, a nut and one or two other boosts in the morning, and cocao nibs, protein power, and three or more non nut choices in the afternoon, after my workout. Is this overdoing it? And I combining in a sensible way?
The way I always suggest is to add about 2-4 boosts in your Blast on top of the fruits/veggies. Foods that are similar can be alternated - for example - flax and chia are similar nutritionally so I'd just add one per Blast (then you can switch it up and do the other the next time!). Generally, one nut, one seed, a dried berry and one powder should you you well. While it would be hard to overdo it since you're not adding large amounts in each Blast, it's always best to switch it up and rotate your ingredients.