Mint, Kale & Banana Post-Workout Summer Smoothie
Sorry another smoothie recipe but it's Summer (well almost!) and they are so delicious and cooling on these hot sun drenched days we've been having. Not to mention packed with nutrients that our bodies use for every single process so you can never have too many smoothie ideas I say!
Over the last month or so I’ve been getting back into circuit training at home, either with Isabella sleeping or if she’s awake, watching eagerly from her pram or bouncer chair which is placed in the safety of some warm shade.
The circuits aren’t long because let’s be honest when you have a baby or toddler or young child you have a pile of things to do when you get the chance, so a short and efficient workout is a mum’s best friend! I have two workouts that I alternate between and they take just 15 minutes each but by the end of them I know I’ve worked hard. My aim is always to enjoy a wee recovery snack within 30 minutes of finishing if possible and I’ve been enjoying this totally delicious post-workout summer smoothie to help with muscle repair and recovery while I sort out bubs and get myself ready for a shower! It contains a range of nutrients such as protein, fibre, healthy fats, carbohydrates and potassium for efficient recovery and is nourishing enough to keep you going for a few hours if all gets busy with the little people!
I hope you enjoy it xx
Mint, Kale & Banana Post-Workout Summer Smoothie – serves 1 adult
1 cup water
1 Tbspn black chia seeds
1 small banana, sliced into rounds and frozen
Handful fresh mint leaves
Large handful kale leaves
1 Tbspn vanilla protein powder (plant based if dairy-free) – optional
1 Tbspn Little Bare Coconut Cream
Place all of the ingredients into a high-powdered blender or Nutri-bullet and blend until combined.