WORKOUT & IMMUNITY BOOSTING SMOOTHIES
Food being the literal fuel for our body, proper intake is important especially before and after a workout to help rebuild the muscles and replenish your energy.
Needless to say, smoothies are a perfect option for the post work out protein because versatile smoothie ingredients can help in muscle recovery and simultaneously helps in keep oneself hydrated.
Depending on what ingredients you pick to mix and match, your smoothie can yield various health benefits like boosting immunity, anti-inflammatory properties of natural foods and ability to maintain a balanced diet (in terms of calories, proteins, etc.)
1. Work-out Smoothie for Energy
A good balance of ingredients and nutrients—including protein, carbs, and healthy fats can be achieved with an easy combo of spinach, apples, bananas, avocado, and protein powder, perfect for completing your workout routine.
2. Post-workout Smoothie for Recovery
Blend in protein powder which helps replenish the energy you burned during your workout, sweet bananas and kiwi which provide potassium and vitamin C, and lastly, coconut water to rehydrate you!
3. Immunity building smoothie - the healthy smoothie
For those who assume the green smoothies will probably all taste bland, you can always mix it up with some high protein berries to make it delicious.
Blueberry and kale together may sound like an odd combo but with the right ratio and a dash of cinnamon, these ingredients make the most delicious healthy smoothie.
Drinking healthy and not having to pinch your nose? Perfect combo indeed!
Blend together ½ banana, ½ cup chopped kale, ½ cup blueberries (fresh or frozen), ½ cup plain low-fat yogurt, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and 1 scoop of protein powder (1/2 cup water optional) and you’re ready to go!
4. Caribbean Dream Smoothie: Your fix for a nervous stomach before big events!
Its ingredients include banana, which contains the relaxing mineral magnesium and yogurt which contains probiotics that may help ease anxiety. Sipping it about 2 hours before your event will give you the best results and calm your nerves.
Blend 1/2 cup pineapple chunks, 1/4 cup 2% Greek yogurt, 1/4 cup refrigerated unsweetened coconut milk, 1/4 cup orange juice, 1/4 large banana, and a handful of ice cubes until smooth.
And you’re done!