- 4 oz sweet potato
- 1 orange - peeled
- ½ tsp allspice and cinnamon
- 1 tbsp pea protein
- 2 tbsp pecans
- 1 cup almond milk
- 1 cup ice
This may be the BEST pre-workout smoothie we’ve ever come up with. In addition to being an excellent source of beta-carotene, vitamin C, and fiber, sweet potatoes are made up of complex carbs, which provide the perfect source of energy. Pea protein is gaining prominence among athletes for its digestibility and for being a good source of arginine, a muscle-building amino acid. Add in some almond milk for calcium and some pecans for a hit of good fat, and you’ve got an all natural energy drink designed to give you an A+ workout. Pro Tip: If your blender has trouble with sweet potatoes, lightly steam them to soften them up before blending.
Try the Figs and Almonds Smoothie for another great pre or post workout smoothie!
Nutrition Facts: 181 calories, 7g fat, 5g fiber, 6g protein, 9g sugar, 22g carbs per 12-ounce serving. Yields 2 servings.
Smoothie Categories: Energy, High Protein, Glow