The earliest alchemists brewed potions they hoped would produce gold and elixirs they believed might grant eternal life. It wasn't until the Persian philosopher Jabir ibn Hayyan in the 8th century that the practice of alchemy became imbued with a patina of science. Above all, he praised the usefulness of experimentation.

"He who performs not practical work nor makes experiments will never attain the least degree of mastery," Jabir wrote.

We find that spirit to be applicable at a surprising time: breakfast. After a good night sleep, the body is hungry for nutrients to convert into energy. But despite its reputation as the most important meal of the day, breakfast is often lost in the morning shuffle. This challenge urges you to dream up your own morning smoothie recipe to provide much-needed fuel. Bonus points for the most exotic ingredients.


1.) Experiment with a morning shake or smoothie.

2.) Make sure it has protein, other healthy additions, and won't make anyone sick.

3.) Submit video & recipe.

Master Tip

Let food be the medicine and medicine thy food.

– Hippocrates