You’ve made it through your workout. You killed it today! Now it’s time to replenish and rebuild. Treat your body to a cool nourishing smoothie chock full of delicious nutrition. Protein, electrolytes, fiber, healthy fats, iron, and vitamins all in one tasty package.
What makes this recipe truly special is this: It’s both athlete approved and kid approved. What post-workout treat is truly good for you and is also something your kid would want to drink? Oh, and it has spinach and black beans in it yet it tastes like dessert… This one! I waved my magic wand in the kitchen today and I’m pleased to bring you: The Nourishing Green Smoothie.
- 2 cups Chopped Spinach (Frozen)
- 3/4 cup Black beans (really, trust me on this one!)
- 1 cup Unsweetened Soy Milk
- 2 Bananas (Frozen)
- 1 Tbsp Roasted Flax Seed, ground
- 1 Tsp Cinnamon
- 3 Dates
Combine all ingredients in high powered blender and blend it up until smooth. Add soy milk slowly, and adjust quantity or add water to desired consistency.
Note: I get my roasted flax seed from Trader Joe’s and grind it in a dry vitamix, and keep it on hand in the freezer. I’m not sure if it grinds well enough if placed in the Vitamix whole. Let me know if you try it! The roasted flax seed has a really nice rich flavor, and I highly recommend it over any other flax seed! If you don’t have a local Trader Joe’s, you can get it on Amazon.
For the macros nerds out there, here’s what you’re working with, thanks to the recipe calculator from MyFitnessPal:
|Amount Per Serving|
|% Daily Value *|
|Total Fat 5 g||8 %|
|Saturated Fat 1 g||3 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g|
|Trans Fat 0 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0 %|
|Sodium 139 mg||6 %|
|Potassium 898 mg||26 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 70 g||23 %|
|Dietary Fiber 23 g||92 %|
|Sugars 23 g|
|Protein 16 g||32 %|
|Vitamin A||53 %|
|Vitamin C||20 %|
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.