March 31 2016 – Hana Difrawy
Working out, practicing yoga and being fit in general all requires determination and motivation. Energy must be present too so we've come up with a few pick-me-up-smoothie recipes to add to your list!
Best Smoothies for post work-out and Yoga Practice:
2 cups frozen wild blueberries
1 cup frozen mango (fresh is fine too)
½ large avocado
1 teaspoon bee pollen (local-to-you preferably)
2 fresh medjool dates, pitted
1 packet Aloha Good Greens blend OR 1 teaspoon Spirulina
Cold pressed or homemade almond milk (ideally), or any unsweetened nut milk
Handful goji berries
Add the wild blueberries, mango, avocado, bee pollen, dates, Good Greens blend
(or Spirulina) to the bowl of a high powered blender.
Fill the blender with just enough almond milk to barely cover all of the ingredients.
Blend on high until everything is smooth and cream.
Pour the smoothie into a bowl and top with goji berries, bee pollen, and pistachios!
BEETS SMOOTHIE FOR ATHLETES:
12 ounces almond milk*
1 scoop vanilla protein powder*
4 ounces beet juice blend
½ cup frozen strawberries
½ cup frozen cherries
1 Tbs freeze-dried acai powder
Mix all ingredients in the blender until smooth; add ice, if needed, and blend for desired consistency.
*Instead of almond milk and protein powder, you can substitute a 11 – 12 ounce bottle of ready-to-drink protein shake.
Best Post - Work Out Smoothie:
1/4 Cup Blueberries
1 Cup Baby Spinach and/or Kale
1 TBSP Ground Flax Meal
* 1/8 Avocado optional (macros include with avocado)
1/2 Small Banana
1 Scoop Vanilla Protein
Add ice and water - blend!
A great balance of macronutrients to keep your energy levels up: fiber and fat to help you feel satiated, potassium to ward-off muscle cramps, while supplying your muscles with protein!