Tropical Green Smoothie



Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup Kale
  • 1/3 cup Orange Juice
  • 1⁄2 cup Pineapple
  • 1⁄2 cup Apple
  • 1 1⁄2 Tbsp. Avocado
  • 1 scoop (20 g) plain or vanilla protein powder
 

Nutrition

  • Amount: 1 serving
  • Calories: 284
  • Fat (g): 4
  • Sat. Fat (g): 1
  • Carb (g): 40
  • Fiber (g): 6
  • Protein (g): 24
  • Dairy free, Gluten free, Vegan

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Directions

  • Add all the ingredients together and blend until smooth.


Cooking Tip

Add a splash of cold water for easier blending, or a few ice cubes if using fresh ingredients, to cool this smoothie down after intense training. Frozen pineapple works well too! Add a scoop of your favorite protein powder to make this into the perfect post-training recovery smoothie.


Performance Fact

Kale, when paired with a vitamin C source such as orange juice and pineapple, can provide a good source of iron. Avocado is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which help to decrease inflammation after muscle-damaging exercise and can also help athletes with high energy expenditures meet their calorie needs.