Post-Workout High-Protein Healthy Smoothie Recipe!
We’re so excited to feature our Natural Force Customer, Veronica, and her amazing smoothie recipe!
Smoothies are a great option after a workout. Besides being super quick and easy to prepare, you can use as many ingredients as you like. Whey works well in smoothies, helping to boost their protein content dramatically.
To make a basic smoothie you need one cup of vegetables, fruits and liquid. You can also add in various nuts, seeds, herbs and spices for added flavour. Because of the large number of ingredients to choose from, there are lots and lots of smoothie recipes available.
To make this one you will require the following:
1 cup of frozen mixed berries: These fruits, whilst tiny, are loaded with nutrients. They include everything from vitamin A to zinc but are best known for their high levels of vitamin C. They are also rich in antioxidants, which are substances that help to reduce cell damage in our bodies.
Berries contain natural sugars that add extra sweetness to this beverage. Using frozen fruit will ensure that the smoothie is nice and thick, giving it a milkshake like consistency.
1 cup of spinach: You need at least 3 servings of vegetables per day and drinking this smoothie ensures that get one of those 3 with little effort. Green leafy vegetables are amongst the healthiest foods on the planet. Even though they are mainly made up of water, they are nutrition powerhouses. For example, a cup of spinach will provide you with more than 100% of your daily requirement of vitamin K.
1 serving of our vanilla bean organic whey: The vanilla goes well with the berries, their flavours complement each other nicely. From one serving of our whey you will get 20 grams of high quality protein! Check out our whey protein here.
1 cup of coconut water: Even though it looks very much like plain water, coconut water contains minerals such as potassium and magnesium, which help to keep your cardiovascular system running smoothly. Chill the coconut water for at least 30 minutes to ensure that the smoothie is ice cool when you drink it. In place of coconut water you can also use almond milk or regular milk.
1 tablespoon of chia seeds: Nuts and seeds contain healthy fats, dietary fiber and an assortment of nutrients. In place of chia seeds you can also use flax, sunflower or pumpkin seeds.
To prepare this smoothie, add the coconut water to a blender followed by the rest of the ingredients. Blend until everything is mixed well. Enjoy!
Check out Veronica’s website for more smoothie recipes HERE!