A Healthy Recovery Smoothy

What better than a smoothy packed full of nutrients to help your body to recover quickly from exercise. This smoothy is packed full of fruits and spices that help to reduce inflammation and speed muscle recovery.

TOP TIP FOR PREPARING SMOOTHIES – Keep your soft fruit ingredients in the freezer.  That way you only use what you need at the time and the fruits will actually contain more nutrients and be cheaper than if you buy them fresh and use them a few days later.  It also means that your smoothy will be lovely and cool!  Please note: you will need a good quality blender to be able to deal with the blending of frozen fruit.

Ingredients

3/4 cup chopped pineapple, fresh or frozen (partially thawed)
3/4 cup tart cherries, frozen (partially thawed)
3/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup coconut water
1 banana
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract or paste
1 tbsp protein powder
1/2 tbsp coconut oil
1/2 small lemon juiced
pinch sea salt

Optional: Maple syrup to taste

The great thing about this smoothy is you can play about with the recipe to suit you. Use more of the things you like and less of the things you don’t like. Enjoy!