Pumped Post Workout Smoothie -

Pumped Post Workout Smoothie -

Pumped Post Workout Smoothie

Pumped Post Workout Smoothie

Pumped Post Workout Smoothie with beets and protein

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Pumped Post Workout Smoothie

Recovery is something I take pretty serious, even more so after being injured a few months ago. Now making sure that not only do I have good nutrition to add in recovery after workouts but also stretching more and listening to my body. While most days a pretty simple protein smoothie is great after a workout other days I want to pack in a lot of whole food nutrition to get as many nutrients as possible and nourish my whole body. A couple months ago my husband got my juicer fixed and while I thought I didn’t really miss it over the year plus it was broke as I use my Vitamix I realized I missed it a lot more than I thought! Nourishing my body with nutrient dense juices is something my body really missed and craved. I took a post workout juice I was enjoying after Piyo and played with it one week when I was really short on time and didn’t want to pull the juicer out. With the schedule we had that week I also didn’t want to have lots and lots of produce on hand it would have required for juices and I didn’t have time to run out every time I wanted to make juice. While I can’t compare juice to smoothies I crave both. Sometimes I want juice and sometimes I want something thicker and a smoothie as it really fills me up.

While this smoothie can be made with coconut water I like to use maple water. Maple water is now a lot easier to find and is packed with vitamins, minerals, polyphenols, prebiotics, electrolytes, amino acids, and anti-oxidants without being processed. It is naturally sweet without having any sugars added. Maple water is sap not syrup. It is mostly water but the filtering the tree does adds naturally maple sugar which is where you will get the simple pure flavor. It is very high in manganese. Apples and carrots add some whole food carbs that your body needs after a workout, and fuel and nourish the body. Turmeric and ginger for inflammation and muscle soreness. To switch things up I like to add beets and protein powder. No matter what my body craves there is the perfect combination.

Post Workout

Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1c maple water, or coconut water (used maple water)
  • 1 small green apple, quartered and cored
  • 1 large carrot, 2 smaller
  • 1/4 tsp ground tumeric
  • 1-2 tsp fresh ground ginger
  • 1 scoop natural or vanilla protein powder, optional (used Vega Sport Vanilla)
  • 1/2-1 beet quartered, optional
Read the whole recipe on A Whisk and Two Wands