After a solid workout your body needs some quality replenishing—especially in regards to hydration, electrolytes, protein, fats and complex carbs. That’s a tall order, and this smoothie fits the bill perfectly! Hydration is vital to replace fluids, but the electrolytes (think mineral salts) in these fruits and veggies are critical to maintain blood volume, heart regulation, blood pressure, and nerve impulse control (think heart rate, breathing, brain function). The bonus? This smoothie is delicious and easy to make!
|Almond Milk||Almond milk provides hydration, protein, healthy fats and fiber.|
|Banana||An excellent source of complex carbohydrates, bananas also provide 3-4 grams of fiber and minerals, especially potassium.|
|Flax Seeds||Flax seeds are nutritional powerhouses—1 tablespoon contains 1 gram protein, 2 grams of healthy fats, 1.6 grams of fiber, vitamins and minerals.|
|Coconut Water||An excellent source of electrolytes, coconut water is very hydrating, reduces fatigue, and promotes muscle relaxation.|
|Fresh Ginger||Ginger contains a natural oil called gingerol, a powerful anti-inflammatory important for relieving muscle soreness.|
|Pineapple||Pineapple is an excellent source of vitamin C (important for the repair and maintenance of cartilage, muscles and bones) and bromelain, an enzyme that helps heal inflammation.|
|Spinach||Spinach is an excellent source of minerals, and scientists have found that spinach contains compounds that promote the body’s conversion of protein into muscle mass.|
1 banana, peeled and sliced
1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
1 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and sliced
2 handfuls fresh baby spinach
½ cup coconut water
½ cup almond milk
1 tbsp. flax seeds
- Peel and slice banana.
- Place all ingredients into blender.
- Blend until smooth.
- Pour into a mason jar and enjoy with a glass sipper right away or place in the freezer for 15 minutes if you like it really thick like we do!