As January rolls to a close, millions of Americans are well underway on their fitness resolutions. Whether the goal is to lose weight, gain flexibility, train for a marathon or increase energy, sticking to a new regime can be challenging. One of the biggest difficulties? Fueling your body with healthy, tasty food, and avoiding the “I worked out so I’ve earned this bagel/pizza/etc.” Most health and fitness professionals agree that a meal containing healthy fat, protein, and carbs is ideal after a workout. To help you keep with it, I offer up one of my very favorite post-workout smoothies.
Containing anti-oxidant laden, low-carb berries and peaches, healthy-fat and magnesium rich almond butter, potassium rich coconut water, and vitamin-rich probiotic kefir, this smoothie will keep you going for hours while helping stave off dehydration and muscle cramps.
- ½ cup frozen (or fresh) blueberries
- ½ cup frozen (or fresh) raspberries
- 1/3 cup frozen (or fresh) peaches
- 2-3 tbsps. Organic almond butter
- ½ cup goat’s milk kefir
- ½ cup coconut water
Quick tip: If you are using frozen fruit and have a less-powerful blender, pour a small amount of room temperature water over the berries to soften them, and save yourself a few minutes. (Lastly, as always with berries, make sure you to check your teeth for seeds before heading out the door!)