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Post-Workout Recovery Smoothie

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Post-Workout Recovery Smoothie

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With all of our New Year Resolutions in full swing, it’s critical that we fuel our bodies with a delicious, healthy and protein packed smoothie that maximizes and builds on all of our hard work. This smoothie focuses on all the tremendous nutrients packed in sweet potatoes (vitamin E, Fiber, Carbs (the healthy ones), and even potassium) while capitalizing on their natural sweetness. After a long workout, there is nothing more satisfying and rewarding than re-fueling your body to take on the day!

Yield: 2, 16-ounce servings

Oven: N/A

Preparation time: 5 minutes ­+ 1 hour (if roasting sweet potato)

Cook Time: N/A

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1 sweet potato (approximately 1 pound), cooked, cooled, peel removed – see kitchen note

1 cup fresh spinach

1/2 cup orange juice

1 1/2 cups almond or coconut milk

1 cup frozen pineapple chunks – see kitchen note

Method:

1.   In a blender, like my personal favorite Vitamix, add cooked sweet potato, spinach, orange juice, almond or coconut milk, and frozen pineapple. Blend on low until combined then high until smooth. For a thicker consistency, add more ice!

 

Kitchen Note:

To cook sweet potatoes, scrub and trim the ends. Pierce the potato several times with a fork and place in preheated 425ºF oven until when squeezed with your hands, the inside is soft, approximately 1 hour. You can also buy pre-cooked sweet potatoes in cans but cooking them yourself is the best option! Heck, make a couple using some for dinner and the others for your morning smoothie.

If you don’t have frozen pineapple, use fresh pineapple but add ice starting with 1 cup.