Pre or post workout, smoothie is my go-to fuel. Today I whipped up a Green Kingdom deliciousness using Epic Protein, ideal for post workout recovery due to the potent blend of ingredients. Here are the ingredients and some of the benefits:
- 3-4 celery stalks
- 1 apple
- 1 banana
- 2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
- 1 serving of Epic Protein (Green Kingdom)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp bee pollen
Place all ingredients in a Vitamix or other high-speed blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
I served mine in my favorite heart bowl — can get yours here.
Celery is perfect for post workout as it replenishes the lost electrolytes and rehydrates the body with vitaminsA, B1, B2, B6 and C, and minerals: potassium, calcium, folate, magnesium, iron and sodium. It may also help reduce inflammation as it is highly alkalizing in the body, effectively balancing the body’s pH by neutralizing acidity.
Apple — OK, I think we very well know the benefits of apples — high in fiber, vitamins, anti-oxidants, apple has well deserved what it is touted for: “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Buy it organic and eat the skin!
Banana — well known for their high potassium content, bananas also have a calming effect due to being rich in vitamin B6 which helps maintain a healthy nervous system. So next time you want that nice calming effect, grab a banana and see what happens
Almond milk — a delicious alternative to dairy, almond milk is alkalizing in the body due to its high mineral profile, and is also rich in vitamin E (for naturally beautiful glowing skin!), healthy fats and fiber.
Epic Protein: one of the cleanest protein powders on the market, Epic Proteins has a complete amino acid profile with a balanced ratio of BCAAs for optimal protein synthesis. My favorites are the vanilla lucuma and chocolate maca, though today I opted for the Green Kingdom for extra nutritional benefits from the supergreens.
Bee Pollen is a true superfood for achieving optimal health and therefore becoming a better athlete. It is abundant in enzymes, vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, phytonutrients, and protein (bee pollen is 25% protein!).