The Perfect Post Workout Smoothie
I think I have a smoothie just about everyday. They are so easy to cram in a bunch of nutrients and adding in some protein and healthy fats help to fuel you and keep you full. I almost always make turmeric milk lattes but I thought "Why don't I make a turmeric latte smoothie?". It's so good and full of so many ingredients that are perfect for post workout recovery.
Turmeric: Turmeric has to be one of my all time favourite spices to add to foods. It is so healing and I literally add it to everything. It is anti-inflammatory and really helps to soothe the digestive tract and reduce soreness in joints and muscles. It is perfect for post workout recovery. I love adding it to my hot drinks for a nice soothing drink after dinner (try my turmeric milk latte) or putting it in my smoothie with some cinnamon for a bit of a kick.
Coconut: Coconut must be the most versatile foods. It is chock full of b-vitamins for energy as well as calcium and magnesium. It is also full of fibre and good fats to help blood sugar levels stay stable and keep you feeling full. Coconut butter is my favourite and if you haven't tried it yet you need to! It's delicious on apples, blended in hot drinks or thrown in smoothies. I have also been buying coconut meat from Wholefoods and throwing that in my smoothie as well. Coconut is also anti bacterial and anti fungal so it helps to boost the immune system and get rid of bad bacteria.
Cinnamon: Not only does cinnamon add flavour, but it is actually full of antioxidants and helps to stabilize blood sugar as well. I put it on just about everything from coffee to oats to smoothies. It also pairs nicely with turmeric and ginger.
Ginger: Commonly know to aid in digestion, ginger is great for helping reduce bloating, relieve heart burn and help to boost nutrient absorption.
Anti Inflammatory Golden Mylk Smoothie
1 cup unsweetened nut milk (I like coconut or cashew the best!)
1 small frozen banana
1 scoop protein powder of choice (I like to use vegan protein. Check out my post here on my favourite protein powders)
1 tsp turmeric powder
Sprinkle of cinnamon
2 tsp fresh ground cinnamon
Crack of pepper (this helps to increase the absorption of the turmeric. Promise you won't even be able to taste it!)
1 tbsp coconut butter, 2-3 chunks of coconut meat
Ice- I like my smoothies super thick!
Blend all ingredients together in a
Top with shredded coconut flakes or nuts and seeds for some extra crunch!