Strawberry Post Workout Smoothie
Hello, Vibrant Health enthusiasts! It's Paige Parker here, the "Smoothie Queen," Ready for another amazing smoothie recipe to refuel and recover after your workout? Well, today we have one of my favorites with our Maximum Vibrance Vanilla Bean Product and it is our Strawberry Post Workout Smoothie recipe.
You may wonder why this smoothie is great after a grueling workout. Well, for a few reasons, one of which is after a workout glycogen stores are depleted which is the primary fuel source for our muscles. Strawberries are a great source of healthy carbohydrates that replenish our glycogen levels. They are also rich in potassium, which is an essential electrolyte, and this helps us bring our hydration levels back. Although not rich in protein we can make this smoothie even better by adding a scoop of protein for added muscle recovery. And let's not forget that it is absolutely delicious and cooling which is a great way to reward yourself after an intense training session and still put nutrients in your body.
Health Benefits of a Strawberry Smoothie
Replenish Glycogen: As mentioned before, strawberries are great carbohydrates to replenish glycogen stores.
Immune Boost: Most people don’t know but strawberries are more packed with vitamin C than an orange. So these smoothies will boost your immune system.
Digestion: One scoop of our Maximum Vibrance Vanilla Bean is full of probiotics and digestive enzymes to help aid digestion. Plus strawberries are rich in fiber to help with your bowel movements.
Hydration: Coconut milk is an excellent source of potassium and magnesium to further enhance hydration and electrolyte balance in addition to what strawberries provide.
Now, let's jump in and get on our way to making this refreshing tasty smoothie.
Delicious Strawberry Post-Workout Smoothie Recipe:
Here's what you'll need to make this tasty post-workout shake:
1 cup of fresh strawberries
1 cup of coconut milk
1 scoop of Maximum Vibrance Vanilla Bean
2 teaspoons of honey (optional)
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Next, we will add everything together in the right order and blend away!
Best Strawberry Smoothie Directions
- Add your coconut milk, honey, vanilla extract, and Maximum Vibrance Vanilla Bean.
- Remove any stems from your strawberries and wash them thoroughly.
- Add ice to your liking.
- Add your strawberries to the blender and blend until you have a smooth, silky texture.
- Optional garnish with a few fresh slices of strawberry or a spoon of coconut cream.
If you’d like, you can add some garnish to your smoothie with a couple of slices of fresh strawberries or a tablespoon of whipped cream.
As much as it is important to train and work hard, it is as important to give ourselves a nutritious smoothie treat to feel good and give our body the nutrients it deserves. Take some time to really relax and savor every sip while bathing in the sun or enjoying your current read. Whether you’re a fitness enthusiast or just need something refreshing and sweet to quench your thirst, this Strawberry Smoothie recipe is the perfect treat!
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