After a long run on Sunday afternoon and a hard singles tennis match yesterday morning, I woke up this morning feeling extra thirsty. I had my regular morning mug of hot water with the juice of half a lemon. Took the kids to school, came home, and made an amazing smoothie.
Here's the recipe I used:
½ cup coconut water
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp chia seed
1 handful of organic spinach
1 scoop propeas protein powder
Lemon drop stevia drops or stevia to taste if desired
Ice, as much as you want
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Now here are some things to take note of in this smoothie:
Coconut water: One of nature’s most refreshing drinks. It is composed of unique chemicals such as sugars, vitamins, minerals, electrolytes, enzymes, amino acids, cytokine, and phyto-hormones.
Almond milk: In my opinion almond milk is a healthier alternative than cow’s milk. If homemade, it leaves an alkaline ash in the blood.
Propeas: A plant-based, Non-Gmo protein powder. It has all 8 essential amino acids that are vital to support lean muscle mass that is essential to a good, healthy metabolism.
Chia seeds: Nature’s broom and bursting with fiber, protein and the good fats.
Pineapple: Contains the enzyme Bromelain which helps break down proteins. This will help you get the full benefit from the protein source in the Propeas.
Spinach: Is bursting with Alpha-lipoic acid, an antioxidant which proteins the cells.
Interested in more smoothies? I have several recipes!