Post-workout recovery green smoothie
It’s a great, simple green smoothie to have for breakfast or post-workout recovery. It’s currently my favourite, and one I enjoy every weekday morning after my 5.30am morning Crossfit session.
What makes it so great? It contains banana, which is a fast-digesting source of natural sugar to help restore blood sugar and glycogen after a workout; strawberries, which are a great source of antioxidants; kale and baby spinach, both of which contain decent amounts of iron, magnesium, manganese and Vitamins A and K – all great for oxygenating the body, helping normalise blood sugar levels. Banana and spinach are also great sources of potassium and help maintain bone health (as does Vitamin K, actually), which is especially important as you get older and if you’re working out regularly.
While it tastes delicious and sweet enough, the small portion of fruit in this green smoothie also helps minimise your overall sugar consumption.
This green smoothie also includes added protein to assist with recovery, muscle repair, sustenance and energy. I use 180 Natural Protein Superfood because it is, by far, the most natural form of protein I’ve come across. You couldn’t even call it a “protein supplement” because it is real food and it doesn’t contain anything that supplements real food. It also tastes really good!
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 2 frozen strawberries
- 1 handful babay spinach
- 1 handful kale leaves (stems removed)
- 1 scoop 180 Natural Protein Superfood in coconut
- 1 cup coconut water (or simply cold water)
- Place banana in the bottom of the blender or cup, if using a Nutri Bullet or similar, then top with strawberries, baby spinach, kale and 180 Natural Protein Superfood.
- Add coconut water.
- Blend until smooth.