Cherry Ginger Smoothie
Oh My Veggies writes:
Why are cherries only sold in bags? They should sell them in cartons, like strawberries! While I love cherries, those big bags end up sitting in the fridge for quite a while when you’re the only cherry eater in the house. Whenever we have extra fruit on hand, I like to use them up in smoothies, but sweet cherries are a little bit tricky because while they’re great for snacking, they just don’t shine in a smoothie.
Cherries need a little oomph if you’re going to put them in a smoothie. Something to add some complexity to their sweetness. Chocolate works and so do other more assertive fruits, but my favorite thing to add to cherry smoothies is fresh ginger because when it comes to adding oomph, there’s nothing oomph-ier than ginger.
Green Recovery Smoothie
Celery and banana are rich in the electrolytes Sodium and Potassium (which you lose when you sweat). Together with the proteins in the hemp powder and nut butter, they are the perfect ingredients in a recovery drink. Keep hydrated and drink this Green Recovery Smoothie after a workout for best results.
1 celery stem with leaves
1 ripe banana, peeled
1 kiwi, peeled
1/2 avocado, stoned
1 lime, juice
1 tbsp hemp protein powder, optional
1 tbsp almond butter or soaked almonds
1 cup coconut water or plant milk of your choice
Mix all ingredients in a blender with a few ice cubes until smooth.
Cheers to a healthy Friday morning start! Just made a new Strawberry Protein Dream Smoothie.
Here’s the recipe for 1 serving:
- 4 strawberries (plus 1 to top with!)
- 2 tablespoons of low fat Greek yogurt
- 1/2 scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1/2 banana
- 1/2 cup of milk
- 5 ice cubes
Matcha (Green Tea) Mango Smoothie
"I love using mango in smoothies – it’s sweet and refreshing, it also works as a nice thickener without having to use bananas, yogurt or nuts. I know there are a lot of smoothie-loving-banana-haters out there, so this one’s for you. (Although a banana is a delicious addition here if you want yours a little bit creamier).”
Via Love & Lemons
"Do you ever fall into food ruts? You know, when you realize you’ve been using the same ingredients or eating the same meal over and over? Call me a creature of habit, but I certainly do. Once in awhile, however, I like to mix things up, because variety helps cover all of the nutrition bases (after all, different fruits and vegetables contain different vitamins and minerals) and keeps things interesting. In short, eating the rainbow helps ensure your body is getting what it needs to thrive.
This smoothie is full of nutritious goodies that help calm inflammation and build strong muscles, making it a great choice for a post-workout snack. In addition to juicy pineapple, oranges, and bananas, it’s infused with a full serving of filling plant-based protein, as well as omega-3 healthy fats. I’ve also added some fresh ginger and a pinch of turmeric, both of which have very strong anti-inflammatory properties. Enjoy!”
Full smoothie breakdown here.
34 Surprisingly Delicious High-Protein Smoothie Recipes
"Not a bodybuilder? Enjoy a protein smoothie anyway! Studies show protein works as a building block for healthy skin, hair, bones, and heart in any ol’ person . Plus, a protein-packed breakfast can prevent overeating, and a dose of protein after resistance training helps build and repair muscle tissue (especially when mixed with soy) .
Generally speaking, adults (18 and older) should strive to eat .36 grams of protein for every pound they weigh, per day. That means a person who weighs 150 pounds should aim to consume 54 grams of protein daily. Protein smoothies are an easy, portable, and (if you use one of these recipes) delicious way to guarantee you get your recommended dose.
The secret to mixing something up you’ll look forward to sipping is striking the right balance between protein sources, such as superfoods like Greek yogurt, chia seeds, and eggs, with sweet and/or savory add-ins—something all of the recipes below have nailed. In order to qualify for this list, recipes had to have eight or more grams of protein, be derived from whole food sources with minimal ingredients, and make us drool a little bit. Bottoms up!”
Read more here.