Perfect Your Recovery With A Green Smoothie

This recipe is delicious and the perfect recovery drink after a hard workout. It’s key ingredients include Greek yogurt for protein to rebuild and repair muscle and coconut water for hydration and potassium or electrolyte replacement. The fruit, vegetables and chia seeds provide antioxidants to reduce inflammation naturally and carbohydrates to replace glycogen storage.  The carbohydrate to protein ratio is 3:1, perfect for athletes!shutterstock_287511440.jpg

I prefer to use Siggi’s yogurt as my base for smoothies because it’s made with simple ingredients and not a lot of sugar.  Check out my future post as I show you how to swap it for sour cream, mayonnaise, oil, cream cheese, buttermilk, butter and more!

Ingredients (2 servings)

  • 1 cup Siggi’s Mixed Berry Icelandic-Style Yogurt
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 cup spinach, packed
  • 1/2 cup pineapple chunks, frozen
  • 1/2 cup mango chunks, frozen
  • 1 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. chia seeds

Directions

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Nutrition Information: (per serving)

215 calories, 1 gm fat, 41 gm carbohydrate, 4 gm fiber, 13 gm protein, 45% Vitamin C, 36% Vitamin A, 20% calcium and 6 Weight Watchers points.

Full Disclosure: I am a Siggi’s Brand Ambassador and enjoy it daily!



Categories: Nutrition & Wellness

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