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Fancy Recovery Smoothie

Saturday, July 20, 2013

My day started with 90 minutes of choreography, after which I rushed out to teach zumba and a dance class for kids aged 4-12 (adorable! so many hugs!). Next up was an hour with the TRX bands - lots of tricep and oblique work today, so I may not be able to stand or drive tomorrow :)

Before I pass out for a nap, I thought I'd share my fancy recovery smoothie that I concocted today:

1 plum, pitted
1 big handful (about 1.5-2 cups) baby kale leaves
1/4 cup chopped mango
1/2 small avocado
1 scoop whey protein
dash of cayenne
coconut milk

The red of the plum mixed with the green of the kale created a muddy purplish color, but it was delicious and creamy. (All of the ingredients are believed to have anti-inflammatory properties - avocados are high in glutathione, whey protein is fast-acting for quick muscle repair, kale brings vitamin k for anti-inflammatory properties and at least 45 flavonoids according to some research, cayenne's capsaicin content reduces inflammation, plums are full of phenols, and mangoes are full of vitamins c and a.)

Any favorite smoothies I should know about? :)
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