This is a quick meal perfect after a morning workout or before a busy day in the office! It provides over 20 grams of protein to keep you energized. The cherries add sweetness and antioxidants that help your body heal and repair. Cherries and pomegranates contain a special antioxidant called anthocyanin, which helps to reduce inflammation too! Healthy fats like walnuts provide omega 3’s to support brain and nerve function. You’ll be able to perform your best in and out of the office (even if you work from home).
Beets are a great source of nitrates which our body converts to nitric oxide, which helps increase blood flow too! Some studies have shown reductions in blood pressure by consuming beets. You’ll be able to enjoy this smoothie knowing that it’s supporting your body inside out!
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Workout Recovery Smoothie recipe
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 0 min
¾ cup ice
¼ cup (35g) cherries, frozen or fresh
¼ cup (60ml) pomegranate juice
1 scoop (25g) vanilla whey protein powder
1 tbsp. walnuts, chopped
1 beet, cooked
Place all the ingredients into a blender and blitz until smooth and creamy. Pour into a glass and serve immediately.
This recipe has 22 grams of carbohydrates and 25 grams of protein per serving.