Recovery Breakfast Smoothie
What's great about it
Your body needs protein to repair, and quality carbs to replenish glycogen after a workout. I love this recovery smoothie and often enjoy it after an exercise session to help replenish and refuel. What I love about this smoothie is that you blend the whole fruit, so you get a good dose of plant-based fibre that will help keep you full, help lower cholesterol and stabilise blood glucose levels. You also have the choice of pouring the smoothie over fresh fruit, yoghurt and homemade granola which makes it that extra special and pure recovery food.
I also love to add vitamin C rich fruits to my smoothie that include oranges and papaya. Vitamin C acts like your immune boosting personal bodyguard, helping to protect cells and assist in healing after a workout. The addition of Healthy Chef Protein adds BCAA’s (branched-chain amino acids). Studies show that BCAA’s can reduce fatigue and improve exercise performance, reduce muscle breakdown and facilitate healing. I've also added Healthy Chef Immune Support which contains 10x RDI of Vitamin C and the full RDI of Vitamin D to assist in the body's recovery after a workout.
1 navel orange, peeled
1/2 cup papaya, chopped
1 tablespoon Healthy Chef Pure Native WPI Protein or Marine Collagen
1 teaspoon Immune Support
250 ml filtered water
Ice to blend (optional)
COMBINE orange, papaya, Healthy Chef Pure Native WPI Protein and Immune Support, water ice
BLEND until smooth.
POUR into a glass and enjoy.
Notes and Inspiration
Add 1/2 frozen banana for a creamier richer smoothie.