The Vince Gironda Blender Drink

Vince Gironda, famed Iron Guru and trainer to the stars — including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Clint Eastwood, Cher and David Lee Roth(!) — was a vocal advocate of natural, free-range eggs.

He lectured me about them in the early ’80s.

He gave me a recipe for a blender drink that included raw cream and farm eggs, with other ingredients. He insisted an essential part of the blend was the eggshells.

"You won’t find a better balance of minerals on the planet," he said.

And who was I to argue with a 65-year old Siciliano who would still bench 300 pounds?

Vince was rarely wrong.

Eggshells are an excellent source of bio-available calcium. Provided the eggs are from a good source, simply rinse the shells and let them dry thoroughly.

Then use a blender, spice grinder or food processor to finely pulverize them. A half-teaspoon is about 400 mg. of available calcium.

Don’t have a blender or food processor? No problem. Go "low tech" with a rolling pin.

Add the powder to a glass of juice and forego the dairy.


#1 2014-10-24 18:02
Wow, this actually sounds really tasty. Never thought of eating the egg shells. Interesting recipe.
#2 2017-03-21 18:04
I have a question...

When Vince was benching 300 lbs, was he doing his famous neck press, or the weight-lifting type of bench press that most people are accustomed to?

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