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5 Nourishing Smoothies to Fire Up Your Muscles

Smoothies make great breakfast and post-workout snack.

Evergreen Protein Shake

Serious nutrition and energy from this shake; it combines spinach, good saturated fats, a trio of delicious fruits, sweet honey, and a huge hit of protein.

Ingredients
  • 2 cups Raw Baby Spinach
  • 1 cup Coconut Milk
  • 1/2 cup frozen Pineapple
  • 1/2 cup frozen Blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen Banana
  • 2 scoops BPI Vanilla Caramel Whey-HD
  • 2 tbsp Raw Honey
Method
  • Add spinach, coconut milk, and BPI whey to blender. Mix until smooth, then slowly add in frozen fruit and honey. Serve cold and enjoy!

Pineapple Coconut Milk Smoothie

5 Nourishing Smoothies to Fire Up Your Muscles

Smoothie with the combination of coconut milk and Greek yogurt.

Ingredients:
  • Quick cooking oats – 1/4 cup (I have used Quaker oats)
  • Chia seeds – 1-1/2 teaspoons
  • Coconut Milk – 1 cup ( I have used home made.)
  • Greek Yogurt – 1/4 cup
  • Pineapple chunks – 1 cup (frozen works too. I have used fresh)
  • Sugar – 2 teaspoons (Optional. Adjust to pineapple sweetness)
Method:
  • Add oats, pineapple, Sugar (if using) and chia seeds to blender / food processor. Blend to smooth paste. Add yogurt, Coconut milk and whip to desired smoothness.

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

Ingredients
  • 1 cup frozen banana, sliced
  • 1 oz natural peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup 1% milk
  • 1 tbsp honey
Method
  • Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth. Refrigerate or serve immediately.

Strawberry, Chamomile and Quinoa Smoothie

5 Nourishing Smoothies to Fire Up Your Muscles

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup chamomile tea
  • 1 tablespoon dried chamomile flowers (or 1 tea bag), plus extra flowers for garnish
  • 1 cup almond milk (or regular milk)
  • 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (fresh or frozen)
  • Honey
Method
  • Steep chamomile flowers in hot water for about 5 minutes. Strain flowers (or remove tea bag) if you don’t want to include them in the smoothie. If you want to include them for a more intense flavor, leave them. Refrigerate until cool.
  • Put the almond milk, cold chamomile tea (and flowers if using), cooked quinoa and strawberries in a blender and blend until smooth. Sweeten with honey if needed.
  • Garnish with dried chamomile flowers if desired.

Kale, Berry and Acai Power Smoothie

5 Nourishing Smoothies to Fire Up Your Muscles

Ingredients
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1/3 of a cup of blueberries
  • 1/3 of a cup of strawberries
  • 1/2 a cup of kale leaves (remove the hard parts of the stalks)
  • 1/4 of a cup of almond milk or water
  • 1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
  • 1 tablespoon of hemp powder
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of acai
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
Method
  • Place all the ingredients in a blender together, removing the banana form the peel first of course, then blend into a delicious mix. Depending how liquid you like your smoothie then you may want to add a little more water.
  • If you’re craving a crunch then sprinkle some extra chia seeds, oats and some hemp seeds on the top.

Note: Smoothies and shakes lose their wonderful consistency within about 30 minutes. So, don’t make it until you’re ready to consume it.

 

Disclaimer

The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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