Pineapple Spice Cake Smoothie



Ingredients

    Pre-Training
  • ¾ cup frozen pineapple
  • ¾ cup frozen mango
  • 1 small banana
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½-1 cup red or green Swiss chard
  • 1 cup water
    Building
  • ¾ cup frozen pineapple
  • ¾ cup frozen mango
  • 1 large banana
  • 1 tablespoon ginger root
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½-1 cup red or green Swiss chard
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 scoop protein powder
    Dessert
  • ½ cup frozen pineapple
  • ½ cup frozen mango
  • ½ small banana
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut
  • 2 squares of HERSHEY'S Special Dark Chocolate, slivered or grated to top
 

Nutrition

    Pre-Training/Building/Dessert
  • Amount: 28oz/28oz/12 oz
  • Calories: 270/550/400
  • Fat (g): 1/8/15
  • Sat. Fat (g): 0/5/3
  • Carb (g): 60/80/70
  • Fiber (g): 8/8/11
  • Protein (g): 4/38/5
  • Gluten free

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Directions

  • Add liquid ingredients to the blender first, followed by the greens, spices, banana (if unfrozen), and protein powder (if in recipe). Blend until smooth.
  • Add the frozen ingredients and blend until smooth.


Cooking Tip

Double this recipe and blend a large batch in the morning. Split it into several snacks during the day by storing leftovers in smoothie shakers in the fridge so they are ready for a post-training recovery snack. Freeze leftovers into popsicle or ice cube trays for an icy treat!


Performance Fact

Mango and pineapple are high in vitamins A and C, which have powerful antioxidant properties and can reduce the oxidative stress associated with strenuous exercise. Pineapple contains bromelain, an enzyme that aids in digestion. One smoothie provides more than 1/3 of the fiber recommended per day, supporting blood sugar and appetite control.