Protein Pumpkin Smoothie
This post workout Smoothie is great to help way to replenish your muscles. It contains pumpkin, banana, coconut water, raw cacao and cinnamon. To boost the protein content you could add a scoop of whey isolate protein (chocolate or vanilla flavour).
Pumpkin is a great source of beta carotene, potassium and copper. Adding a banana to a post workout Smoothie will help energize your body, it is packed with potassium an electrolyte. Electrolyte restoration is paramount after a workout. Coconut water adds a nice sweet flavour and is a low fructose drink, full of electrolytes to rehydrate the body. The cacao powder will give the Smoothie a chocolate flavour and is a powerhouse of antioxidants.
1/1.5 scoop Whey Protein (flavour depends on personal preference)
2 tablespoons Pumpkin Puree (steam some pumpkin pieces for 20-25 minutes, mash it up – use some leftovers in banana & pumpkin pancakes)
1 cup Coconut Water
1 tbsp. teaspoon Raw Cacao Powder
½ -1 tsp. Cinnamon
- Pop in blender, blitz until smooth consistency. Pour in a glass and add some ice.
|Calories per one serving: 322Total Protein: 27.4grams|
Total Carbs: 32.4g
Dietary Fibre: 10.3g
Total Fat: 2.0g
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