Superfood Green Smoothie is a delightful post workout recovery drink. It is a nutrition loaded powerhouse beverage with utmost combination of superfoods and greens. This smoothie is definitely a desirable beverage after a workout and a natural way to consume all the goodness of proteins, carbohydrates and not to forget the good fats.
Rohit was running a full marathon last weekend. Therefore after his race he needed the protein shake. Hence, at that moment an idea struck me. So, I decided to give him some fresh healthy and nutritious drink instead of a store bought protein powder. I quickly blended cucumber, avocado, spinach, dates, chia seeds, hemp seeds, flax seeds along with some water and topped it with slivered almonds. It was thick, creamy and full of nutrition. He gulped it down and enjoyed it thoroughly. Surprisingly, he asked for another glass of it. He thoroughly enjoyed the second helping as well.
I was so encouraged that I decided to test this recipe once again. This time I retested this smoothie recipe on myself. I blended Superfood Green Smoothie for myself the next day and drank it as my post workout recovery drink. It not only rejuvenated me but gave me back all my energy.
You can be super creative with this drink by altering the measurement of dates depending on your palate. Also feel free to add more cucumber to get the fresh and raw taste. Add more water to make it thinner or let it be creamy and thick. Or enjoy it as a smoothie bowl and drink your smoothie with a spoon. There are innumerable ways to enjoy Superfood Green smoothie.
Cucumber – great to stay hydrated and nourished. Aides in weight loss and provides the required fiber.
Avocado – it consists of healthy monosaturated fatty acids. It’s a nutrient dense food and contains many essential vitamins and minerals.
Spinach – it is low in fat and low in cholesterol. It is the best source of magnesium and folate.
Dates – Helps in bone health promotes healthy heart.
Chia seeds – great egg substitute and versatile. Chia seeds are rich in fiber and minerals. It’s a great source of antioxidant.
Hemp seeds – Excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. Also it’s extremely rich in vitamin E.
Flax seeds – They are high fiber super food. These seeds contain essential fatty acids and are known to have healthy heart effect. They also have estrogen and antioxidant qualities along with being rich in fiber.