Pre and Post Work Out Superfood Smoothie

Some days we need an energy boost before a tough work out.  Unfortunately, many of the energy/protein drinks and bars on the market contain an abundance of synthetic chemicals and are overly processed.  Here is one of my favorite smoothies to properly fuel your body in a clean and natural way.

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Ingredients (yields 2 servings):

  • ½ of a large banana
  • 1 tsp spirulina powder
  • 1 tbsp hempseed
  • 1-2 tsp chia seed
  • 8 oz of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
  • 1 frozen packet Sambazon acai (preferably the unsweetened packets if you can find them)
  • (*1 tsp raw unfiltered honey- only needed with unsweetened acai packet)

 Directions:

Mix all ingredients in blender or vitamix

 Superfood benefits:

  • Spirulina- protein queen, endurance, essential amino acids, absorbs quickly by the body, boosts energy
  • Hempseed- pure digestible protein, essential amino acids, essential fatty acids, supports immune system
  • Chia Seed- essential fatty acids, hydrating (hold 10x their weight in water), slows down the conversion of carbohydrates to simple sugars, boosts energy
  • Acai- antioxidants, aids in cellular regeneration, low glycemic fruit, vitamin and mineral rich

The above recipe yields two servings.  I generally drink one before and one after my work out.  Happy blending!

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