I am a big fan of the post workout smoothie, which is usually also the breakfast smoothie. Here is my full proof, fully customizable starter recipe for smoothie beginners.
I like to use a plant based protein like hemp or chia. I tend to stay away from soy. Use 2 -4 tablespoons of your preferred protein.
Trader Joe’s has the best organic mix salad bag called Power Greens. I usually use about half to one cup. Kale or spinach are always great options.
Fruit from the Rosaceae family
The Rosaceae family consists of fruits like apples and pears and stone fruits like peaches and nectarines. Also under the Rosaceae umbrella: strawberries and cherries. Pick the one you like most and use about a handful if they are berries or the whole fruit if we’re talking about a pear.
When you work out often, your immune system may become compromised as a result of being at a gym or simply all the toxins releasing themselves from your body as you sweat. Vitamin C is helpful in preventing the common cold. I like to use the juice from an entire grapefruit, orange, lemon, or lime.
Now you need something to get the blender going. I always use ice, but you’ll need to add a liquid. Water is a good choice when you want a smoothie on the lighter side, but you can also use almond milk, coconut milk, yogurt or your favorite dairy or dairy substitute product.
Sometimes I add bee pollen, royal jelly, maca powder or powdered greens from Trader Joe’s.
I love my Blendtec blender but any blender should work well.