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Dragon Slayer Smoothie

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A post workout power-house smoothie with alkaline sustenance, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and immune boosting nutrients and infused with recovery enhancers..

Ingredients:

  • 1 small banana frozen cubes (approx 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pineapple, cubed (contains bromelain, which has anti-inflammatory properties)
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries (antioxidant rich)
  • 1 large leaf kale, roughly torn (approximately 1 cup)
  • 1 large handful parsley leaves, roughly chopped (nutrient dense)
  • 1-2 tsp chia seeds, pre-soaked or ground (Omega 3, protein, calcium and iron powerhouses)
  • ½ tsp cinnamon, ground (helps balance blood sugar levels)
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger (immune boosting, digestion aid)
  • ½ -1 tsp turmeric, ground or fresh root, roughly chopped, with a pinch of black pepper
  • Approx ¾-1¼ cups purified or coconut water or non dairy milk such as Teri's almond-coconut milk
  • 2 scoops of your favourite natural or vanilla protein powder
  • Fresh berries or coconut flakes to garnish, if desired

Recovery Enhancers:

  • 1 tsp maca powder (lowers cortisol levels and aids in recovery)
  • 1 tsp spirulina (mineral, electrolyte and chlorophyll abundant)
  • 1 scant tsp walnut oil (rich in Omega 3's) and/or 1 heaping tsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tsp vitamin C powder
  • ¼ cup buckwheat groats, cashew, or macadamia nuts soaked overnight and drained
  • pinch of Himalayan sea salt

Directions:

  1. Measure all of the ingredients including the recovery enhancers into your blender adding a few cubes of ice if you enjoy a thicker consistency. Blend on high speed until creamy smooth adding additional liquid if needed.
  2. Pour into two tall glasses, garnish and enjoy this nourishing post-workout recovery smoothie.

Makes 2 large servings

Recipes created by Teri Gentes. Reprinted with permission. For more recipes and healthy cooking ideas please visit www.terigentes.com

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