A quick and easy after workout smoothie recipe

It is that time of year again when the sun comes out and you start thinking, “I really need to get outside and get active!” I thought I’d share a quick and easy after workout smoothie recipe which delivers adequate nutritional requirements to help you recover from your summer workout:

Blueberry Passion Smoothie

Ingredients:

  1. 1 cup fresh blueberries
  2. 1 serving of whey/soy/rice protein (serving size is indicated on the container)
  3. 1 ½ cups milk (dairy, almond, soy, rice)
  4. ½ cup of passion fruit juice
  5. Honey/stevia to sweeten

Combine ingredients and mix in a blender. (I personally love my magic bullet!)

VOILA! You have a post-workout smoothie with the correct ratio of approximately 75% carbohydrates, 15% protein, and 10% fat to optimize recovery.  The ratio will vary slightly depending on the type of protein powder and milk you use.

Blueberries are also a super source of vitamin C and fibre.  For more info on the health benefits of blueberries check out the World’s Healthiest Foods.

There are many substitutions and smoothie combos to enjoy, feel free to share your favourites with me!

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About drellensimonend
Dr. Simone strongly believes that the mind and body are connected to your overall health and wellness. As a primary health care provider, her practice provides ongoing support throughout your healing journey. Her role as your Naturopathic Doctor is to assist you in discovering your needs, support you in personal growth and help you reach your health and wellness goals. With the belief that happiness and balance is possible for everyone, Dr. Simone strives to help her patients live happy, healthy and fulfilling lives. Dr. Simone focuses on family wellness and has special interests in women and children’s health. She has experience with reproductive health, working with women through different phases in their lives; to regulate the menstrual cycle, ease PMS symptoms, optimize fertility, provide support during and after pregnancy, maintain breast health and welcome menopause. Children have also been a primary focus in Dr. Simone’s life in both her professional role as a naturopath and in her volunteer work. She believes that setting healthy habits at a young age can be critical for long-term health and wellness.

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