ULTIMATE RECOVERY SMOOTHIE
It's been a long time in the works, but I've been relying on this recovery smoothie for the last 3 months and it's taken my recovery and therefore my training to what I have felt are next levels. I hope it does the same for you too!
This smoothie is full of colorful foods and so much quality nutrition. It's very anti-inflammatory and rich in antioxidants. The heavy-hitting ingredients that really make this recovery smoothie an "ultimate" one include the ginger, tart cherry concentrate, beetroot powder, chia seeds (or hemp or flax seeds) and the turmeric. Of course the fruit and vegetables are crucial, but those can be swapped for other ingredients if necessary according to your desired smoothie flavor or even texture.
And because I don't want this post to be a huge blog post where you have to read a lot about me before getting to the recipe, let's just get you to the recipe!
Ultimate Recovery Smoothie
Yields: ~2 servings (~24oz)
Non-dairy milk - 3/4 - 1 cup Water - ~1/4 cup Berries - ~3/4 - 1 cup (I typically use frozen organic strawberries or blueberries) Banana - 1 medium Orange - 1/2 (or 1/3 - 1/2 cup pineapple chunks) Celery - 2 medium-long stems Carrot - 1 small-medium Greens - 1 handful (e.g. spinach, kale, collards, beet greens, etc.) Chia seeds - 1/2 - 1 tbsp Ginger - 1 thin slice (~1/4 inch) Tart Cherry Concentrate (not regular cherry juice) - 1/2-1 tbsp Beetroot powder - 1 tbsp Spirulina - 1/2-1 tsp Protein powder - 1-1.5 scoops (I used a plant-based blend) Turmeric - a few dashes Black pepper - 1-2 pinches Cinnamon - 2-3 dashes
Cocoa powder - 2 tsp Goji berries - 2 tbsp Nuts or Sunflower seeds - 1 tbsp Nut butter - 1/2 tbsp (omit if including other nuts already)