Great Post Work Out Smoothie
This great post work out smoothie will help to rebuild your electrolytes, keep you hydrated and decrease any muscle pain or fatigue you may have:
Post Work Out Smoothie:
1. 1 cup of coconut water or plain water (the coconut water will add extra electrolytes to help you recover)
2. 1.5 cups fresh or frozen pineapple
3. 1/2 avocado (did you know there is more potassium in an avocado than a banana?)
4. 1/2 banana
5. 1/4 cup parsley
6. 1 inch fresh ginger
7. 1/4 peeled lemon
Health Benefits of each ingredient:
Pineapple – Supports your digestion and provides anti-inflammatory benefits and immune support. One cup gives you 105% of your daily Vitamin C requirements. The anti-inflammatory benefits will help sore muscles after a hard work out.
Fresh ginger – Soothes the intestinal tract and helps with digestion. Awesome for all kinds of gastrointestinal relief, such as morning sickness. Anti-inflammatory and immune boosting, stimulates recovery after a tough work out.
Fresh parsley Rich in vitamins K, C, A, folate, and antioxidants. It’s a natural diuretic which can help release water retention. Opt for flat-leaf parsley as it’s less bitter than curly parsley. Cilantro would be a nice swap here too!
Avocado Major anti-inflammatory benefits + heart-healthy fats. High in fibre which aids with digestion. Also the food with the highest amount of potassium, which can mitigate muscle cramps or aches.
Banana Rich in B6, manganese, Vitamin C, fiber, and potassium. Interesting to note – while bananas are high in sugar, they have a low glycemic index score which means that they won’t spike blood sugar levels. It’s soothing to the digestive track and thought to regulate the bowels and enhance friendly gut bacteria.
Lemon Rich in vitamin C. Aids digestion and helps flush out toxins.
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