Sunday, January 8, 2012

Kale & Spinach Post-workout Smoothie

Bea's and Bret's kale post-workout smoothie (makes 2 servings): 

4 leaves of kale
2 celery stalks
1 cup of spinach
1 1/2 cups of soy milk
2 scoops of rice protein
1 pear (you can also add all kinds of fruit, like guava, kiwi or an apple)
1 cup of crushed ice
2 tbsp. of agave or stevia

Blend all ingredients and drink immediately! good!
This combination is for post-workout nutrition because it provides you with nutrients you need to replenish your muscles with glycogen to recover faster and get stronger!

Here are some benefits of kale:
  1. It's rich in anti-oxidants, like beta-carotene, and manganese, and flavoring, which are anti-inflammatory.
  2. It's high in vitamins K and A, and a good source of vitamin C, fiber, protein, and is very low in calories (well under 40 per 1 cup) 
  3. Contains cancer-preventive nutrients, glucosinolates, which are cancer-preventing
Enjoy and always remember to eat a great smoothie/shake after your workouts!




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