Joe Rogan’s Kale Shakes Recipes

Joe Rogan is famous for a number of things, the Fear Factor Host, martial arts and most significantly, as a stand-up comedian. Rogan puts a funny twist on all sorts of topics from marriage to politics. In 2015, his podcast was listened to over 16 million times per month, one of the most popular free podcasts. If by any chance you have listened to his podcast, you might have heard him talking about his kale juice recipes.

Rogan started making juices back in 2011. He recognized it was the best way to eat all your daily vitamins and nutrients in just one drink. He is a firm believer in breakfast being the most important meal of the day, so he would start his day with one of his freshly made juices.

Joe Rogan’s Kale Shakes

As you can imagine, each juice recipe has a generous amount of kale. Kale is very low in calories but at the same time, it has high amounts of magnesium, iron, and calcium. It is also packed with vitamins K, A, and C. Another health benefit is that it is high in fiber. Drinking the juice will fill you up as if you had eaten a normal breakfast.

 

We wouldn’t suggest that you need to rush out and buy a new blender for any of these recipes. Rogan uses the Blendtec Designer 625 Blender. Any high-speed blender you have will do the job but if you are looking for a new one, this is a good option. Rogan also recommends the Ninja blender for a cheaper option. Whichever blender you choose to buy, make sure it is high-speed. A low-speed blender might not have the power to turn the fruit and vegetables into the right liquid consistency. Lumpy juice is never nice!

It is better that you use a blender rather than a juicer. A juicer works by squeezing out all of the juice from fruit and vegetables. You still get a high amount of vitamins and nutrients but a lot of the fiber is left behind in the pulp. A blender will mix everything, leaving in the maximum amount of health benefits.

Let’s take a closer look at each of Joe Rogan’s kale recipes. Kale has quite a strong earthy taste so the ingredients that are paired with it will balance out the flavors.

Joe Rogan’s Kale Shakes

Joe Rogan’s Original Kale Shake

Ingredients:

  • 4 large kale leaves
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 “pager-sized” chunk of ginger root
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 4 good-sized slices of pineapple or 1 pear

Celery is great in any juice because it is mainly water. It will help provide a smoother juice. The cucumber adds a nice zing to the recipe. Either pineapple or pear will bring out a sweetness in the flavor. The two key ingredients here are the ginger and the garlic. Both are quite powerful so it is worth playing with the amount, particularly the garlic. Perhaps try two cloves before you go all out with four. If you feel that the juice is too thick you can add some water. A cup should be enough but it depends on your preference.

Joe Rogan’s Infamous Hulk Loads of Kale Shake:

Ingredients:

  • 1 large-sized clump of kale
  • 3 celery stalks
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 “car key fob” sized chunk of ginger root
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 apple

 

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As you can see, Rogan has played a little with some of the ingredients. He replaced the pineapple/pear with an apple. Depending on the type, apples are generally not as sweet as pears. There is one less celery stalk, so you might be more tempted to add some water. We do love how Rogan measures his ginger! There is a little bit less ginger so you will probably notice a little less heat. Same goes for the garlic as before, if you feel it is too much, just add 2 or 3 cloves.

 

Joe Rogan’s Angry Hulk Loads Kale Shake

Ingredients:

  • 4 large kale leaves
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 golf ball-sized chunk of ginger root
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 apple
  • 1/3 beet
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin coconut oil

The main difference with the angry kale shake is that it has 4 celery stalks, like the original recipe, and Rogan added beetroot. Beets have been known to improve athletic ability as well as the nutritional benefits like Vitamin C, fiber, and folate. We all know that beets tend to stain things red, so naturally, it will turn the juice a red color, hence the name ‘angry’. It is interesting to learn that coconut oil helps the body absorb vitamins and minerals.

 

Joe Rogan’s Hulking Kale Shake:

Ingredients:

  • 4 large kale leaves
  • 4 celery stalks
  • 1 cucumber
  • 1 thumb-sized chunk of garlic root
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ¼ pineapple
  • 4 tablespoons of Extra Virgin coconut oil
  • 16oz of water or coconut water

The Hulking recipe appears to take all of Rogan’s favorite parts of his other three recipes. The pineapple is back with quite a bit less ginger. Rogan only adds 3 cloves of garlic but does add coconut oil and water or coconut water. This will give the juice an exotic taste as well as more liquidy.

While you can play around with the quantity of the ingredients, to get the maximum health benefits from one of Rogan’s Kale Shakes, you should try to add all of them. Cucumber is very low in calories and high in vitamins, potassium, and magnesium. Ginger is a great spice to reduce nausea, improve the appetite and it can help relieve muscle pain. Garlic is also very low in calories and high in manganese and vitamin B6. It can help prevent all sorts of illnesses and diseases from the common cold to Alzheimer’s.

One other recipe we would like to take a look at is Dr. Rhonda’s kale based juice. Dr. Rhonda has been on Joe Rogan’s podcast as they both share an interest in health and nutrition. Dr. Rhonda’s interest goes a little further as she has a PDH in biochemistry. Her studies have focused on the effects of vitamins and minerals on metabolism, inflammation, and aging. Considering her level of expertise, we thought her juice deserved a mention.

 

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