Pre and Post Workout Smoothies

I recently bought a Nutri Bullet and am now completely obsessed with it. It comes with a book filled with great nutritious and healthy recipes. I'd like to think I've become an expert at pre and post workout smoothies. Here are a few of my favourite recipes:

Pre-work out: Kiwi and Kale

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups (375 ml) skim milk, 2 cups (500 ml) kale stems and leaves, 1 peeled kiwi fruit, 1 tbsp (15 ml) smooth unsalted peanut butter, 1 tsp (5 ml) agave nectar, honey or maple syrup.

Kiwi and kale are two superfoods that I think are completely underrated. Did you know they are both filled with fibre which acts as a natural aid to digestion? Fibre speeds up your metabolism. Kiwi and kale are filled with antioxidants like vitamin C and can also extremely refreshing when added to drinks. Kale also contains indole-3-carbinol that can protect the body against breast cancer.

Post-work out: Spinach and Banana

1 1/2 cups (375 ml) almond milk, 2 cups (500 ml) spinach leaves, 1 banana, 1 tbsp (15 ml) smooth unsalted peanut butter, 1 tsp (5 ml) agave nectar, honey or maple syrup.

TIP: if your bananas go black, chop them up & freeze them. They have not gone bad but will just be very sweet. Drop these into your smoothie to make it both creamy and sweet so you can forego the honey.

Spinach is a great source of protein, calcium, potassium and vitamin A and is low in calories. Spinach's health benefits help people who have diabetes, cancer, asthma, high blood pressure and poor bone health. This superfood can also give you healthy skin and teeth. Bananas are also amazing as they can help overcome depression and PMS induced mood swings and are also high in calcium and potassium.

Keep experimenting,

Shaleena & Roshni

What we’re listening to: ‘Put The Lime In The Coconut’ Harry Nilsson

 


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