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Recovery Smoothie

For muscle recovery after your workout you need a mix of protein, carbohydrate and anti-inflammatory foods.

This low GI smoothie is packed full of the essential nutrients you need to aid repair and recovery and will be quickly assimilated by your body.

For two breakfast smoothies:

1/2 ripe avocado pear – skin and stone removed and chopped

1/2 ripe peeled banana

About 80g fresh pineapple – cut into small cubes

1 tablespoon fresh blueberries or other berry of your choice

Large handful of fresh baby spinach leaves

1 tsp. turmeric powder

Soy or nut milk – about 400ml

Place all the ingredients in a liquidiser and thoroughly blended and smooth.

Adjust the amount of liquid to achieve the consistency you prefer.  This can depend on the ripeness of the banana and avocado pear.

Best consumed soon after preparation.

 

Avocado pears are a perfect food!  Easily digested and a good source of fibre. Rich in the amino acid tryptophan.  Colourful avocados contain a wide range of protective antioxidant vitamins, minerals and Essential Fats.  These essential nutrients also support a strong healthy immune system.  Avocados give this smoothie a wonderful creamy texture.

Bananas contain good levels of energy producing B vitamins.  Ripe bananas contain ideal carbohydrate combination to replace muscle glycogen lost during exercise.

Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain which has powerful anti-inflammatory properties.  It is also rich in many other essential micro-nutrients.  It is a good source of fibre.

Blueberries are little superfood berries! They contain high levels of antiaging antioxidants including ellagic acid, they support the immune system and have excellent anti-inflammatory properties.

Spinach is rich in many antioxidant nutrients, supports the immune system and bone & joint health.  It is a rich source of iron and many other essential mineral and vitamins.

Turmeric contains curcumin, a potent antioxidant which has excellent anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties.  It is also good for hair, skin and eyes.