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Root Vegetable Recovery Blend Smoothie Recipe by Green Blender

Root Vegetable Recovery Blend

Ingredients

  • 1 carrot - scrubbed, chopped
  • 1 beet - scrubbed, chopped
  • 1 orange - peeled
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tbsp hemp protein
  • 2 dates
  • 1 cup wter
  • 1 cup ice

Post-workout, your body is primed to use protein in order to build muscle and carbohydrates to replenish glycogen stores. This grounding smoothie features carrots and beets, two nutrient-dense sources of non-starchy carbs. The nitrates in beets have also been shown to boost stamina. Plant-based protein from hemp will enhance lean muscle to boost metabolism, and anti-inflammatory turmeric is excellent for combating exercise-induced inflammation.

Pro tip: If your blender has trouble with hard root vegetables, slightly steam the beet and carrot for easier blending.

Looking for more root vegetable blends? Try the Orange is the New Black Turmeric Tonic or the Pretty in Pink smoothies.

(Nutrition Facts: 136 calories, 1g fat, 26g sugar, 6g fiber, 3g protein, 34g carbs per 12-ounce serving. Yields 2 servings).

Smoothie Categories: Anti-inflammatory

The Root Vegetable Recovery Blend recipe was part of a fitness fuel series created by Fitness and Nutrition Coach, Liz Barnet.

Root Vegetable Recovery Blend Smoothie Recipe by Green Blender