Super Green Chia Seed Protein Smoothie: Your Post-Workout Recovery
What We're Cooking This Weekend: Healthy Super Green Chia Seed Protein Smoothie
Recipe Developer: Ciarra, @peanubutterpluschocolate
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Total Time: 5 Minutes
Yield: 2 Smoothies
Why we love it: This smoothie is the perfect post-workout recovery drink to nourish your body with superfoods and re-build your muscles with protein. Choose organic fruits and vegetables to steer clear from pesticides.
Alternatives: Want to add more nutritious powders and seeds to your smoothie? You can’t go wrong with adding in the following foods: Wheatgrass powder, spirulina, maca powder, super green immunity mix, hemp seeds, or flax seeds.
Health Benefits: Iron is a mineral that vegan’s normally lacked because it’s found in red meat. However, spinach contains 2.7 mg per 100 grams. Spinach is also a good source of vitamins A, C, and K--these essential vitamins help to boost your immune system. For everything, you need to know about a healthy immune system, click here.
Make it for: Your post-workout drink so you can feel refreshed and energizing after an exercise.
- 1 Kiwi, peeled and chopped
- 2 small Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
- 2 cups spinach, washed
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- 16g vegan vanilla protein powder (We like Vega)
- 1/3 cups cold filtered water or milk of choice
- Place all ingredients into a food processor or blender on high until smooth.
- Serve immediately.