Rockstar Recovery Smoothie

Healthy chocolate smoothie recovery

Rockstar Recovery Smoothie

Rockstar Recovery Smoothie

Healthy chocolate smoothie recovery

The turmeric and ginger will give this smoothie an superblast of anti-inflammatory power, but the taste may seem off if you’re not used to those flavors. If you are, it’s an interesting little flavor combo. Try it alone first, and then try with a little and see what you like.

  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 frozen banana (reg banana is ok too, but you’ll want to add some ice, it’s weird warm)
  • handful of spinach- 1/2-1 cup (as much as you can tolerate)
  • 2 tbsp raw cacao
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • Liquid Stevia to taste - 3-4 drops
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder (optional)
  • 1 fingernail slice fresh ginger (optional)

Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until creamy and smooth.

Whether you are playing hard on or off the field, this smoothie has everything you need to energize and replenish.

The main ingredient- cacao – is just the pure form of chocolate and is one of the most antioxidant-rich superfoods. It’s also loaded with magnesium which is necessary for muscle health and relaxation (and depleted with alcohol, caffeine, stress and birth control). It’s also high in iron, especially great for those who are eating more plant-based. Plus, it’s got a natural stimulant effect AND…it tastes like chocolate…seems like a no-brainer!

The hemp seeds and chia seeds add an burst of Omega 3’s which are essential for healthy brain function and fighting inflammation, among many other health benefits. The coconut water will help rehydrate you and replenish electrolytes while the coconut milk will give your brain some of those healthy fats (MCTs).

If you’re looking for a pre or post-workout drink, or you overindulged a bit the evening before, this nutrient-dense smoothie is sure to get your body and your brain back on track, and feeling like the rockstar that you are.

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