Recovery Smoothie is our favorite go to smoothie after a dang hard workout! Loaded with beneficial fats, proteins and carbohydrate rich foods makes our Recovery Smoothie a great way to help your muscles recover from an intense workout. It also will keep you feeling full and satisfied until your next meal!
Protein rich food help to repair, maintain and grow muscle. Fat from nuts, flax seeds, coconut mana or avocado help to restore muscles and tissue repair. Leafy greens and blueberries are complex carbohydrates fiber rich, loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that help repair and restore muscle. Bananas another source of beneficial carbohydrate, help to restore muscle glycogen levels that restore energy back into muscles after your workout. More Good Food Choices for post recovery read HERE.
This morning after Meredith’s workout, Pegs made a super yummy recovery smoothie using fruits she had in both the refrigerator and freezer.
People always want to know how many cups of coffee Pegs drinks because she is a ball of bouncing energy! She says “it’s my food that gives me my energy not coffee, I dont drink it!
Recovery Smoothie Ingredients:
1-2 handfuls: baby spinach and or kale, rinsed and stems removed
1/2-1 cup frozen organic wild blueberries
1/2 frozen ripe banana
1/4 avocado or 1 tsp. coconut mana/butter
1 date, pitted (optional)
1 Tbsp. Nut butter (raw almond/coconut, cashew or Nuttzo; a blend of a whole lot of nuts)
1 C Nut milk (unsweetened vanilla hemp or macadamia milk, or hazelnut, almond, cashew flax or oat milks)
1/2 C Coconut or Maple water
1 scoop Curry Girls Kitchen Vanilla Protein Powder
1 scoop collagen powder
1 Tbsp. coconut butter
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 Tbsp. fresh ground flax seeds (add them whole in a strong blender)
1 tsp. Red Maca powder and or Matcha Powder ( both are great for energy and recovery)
Recovery Smoothie Method:
Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
OH SO YUM!
If you add mostly blueberries, your smoothie will be mostly purple 🙂