- 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.
(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