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Recipe: Tutti Frutti Matcha Smoothie

Recipe: Tutti Frutti Matcha Smoothie

Matcha Smoothie

Matcha Smoothie Recipe:

This combination of exotic nectarines, plums and banana will take you to tutti frutti island with extra health benefit of Organic Green Tea Matcha Powder! But what exactly is matcha? Matcha is a form of green tea and thus contains a hefty assortment of antioxidants. Compare it to other antioxidant powerhouses according to BodyBuilding.com:
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Recipe: Sour Cherry Smoothie

Recipe: Sour Cherry Smoothie

sour cherry smoothie

Sour Cherry Smoothie Recipe:

Sour (or tart) cherries don’t stay fresh very long so freeze some to enjoy in winter. This is a great smoothie for avid  exercisers because this high antioxidant tart cherry juice can decrease muscle aches. Blend this smoothie up after a workout to rehydrate and reduce exercise-induced free radicals which can lead to painful inflammation.

Sour Cherry Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 1 cup vanilla unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 cup frozen sour cherries
  • 1 cup frozen chopped zucchini
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 4-6 drops vanilla stevia, optional

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Recipe: Watermelon Smoothie

Recipe: Watermelon Smoothie

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Watermelon Smoothie Recipe:

Working out in hot humid summer weather calls for a recovery smoothie that both hydrates and repairs muscles. Watermelon and cucumber are super thirst quenchers that pair well with cooling mint and tart lemon! You have to give this amazing watermelon smoothie a try! Makes 1 serving.

Watermelon Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup watermelon, chopped
  • ½ cup frozen strawberries
  • ½ cup seedless cucumber, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • 1 scoop plant protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder

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Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie

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Protein Smoothie Recipe:

This plant-powered protein smoothie contains an ingredient – maca powder – that is a superfood with benefits including increased fertility in both men and women, hormone balance, booster for the immune system, and increased energy, stamina, improved memory, and focus. This recipe makes 2 servings.

Protein Smoothie Ingredients:

  • 1 cup hemp milk
  • ½ cup pureed pumpkin
  • 1 banana, frozen
  • 1 scoop vanilla plant protein powder
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • 1 tablespoon sunbutter, unsweetened
  • ¼ teaspoon powdered ginger or grated fresh
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 dates
  • 4 ice cubes
  • crystallized ginger, for garnish

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Recipe: Blueberry Muscle Recovery Smoothie

Recipe: Blueberry Muscle Recovery Smoothie

Muscle Recovery Smoothie

Muscle Recovery Smoothie Recipe:

In addition to repairing and rebuilding muscle tissue after your workout, this smoothie combination offers blueberries, which are a low glycemic fruit, that will not spike your blood sugar leaving you tired later. Also, spinach provides magnesium which helps muscles recover and lower the elevated cortisol levels of exercise. Makes 2 smoothie servings.

Muscle Recovery Smoothie Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup frozen blueberries
  • ¾ cup coconut water
  • 1 scoop plant protein powder
  • 1 handful baby spinach
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon maca powder
  • a sprinkle cinnamon
  • stevia, to taste
  • ice, (optional)

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