smoothie

A post-workout smoothie

I’m a big fan of smoothies, especially after a hard workout. They’re a great way to refuel and get some nutrients back into your body.

You can add just about anything to your smoothie and today I wanted to use up some spinach an half an avocado I had in the fridge. After a quick scout around the kitchen I came up with the following recipe.

Choc Cherry Smoothie

1 tbsp raw cacao powder

Half an avocado

A handful of spinach leaves

A handful of frozen cherries

Unsweetened almond milk

Throw all of the ingredients into a blender with some ice cubes and whizz together until you have the consistency you like. I sprinkled a few cacao nibs on mine for added crunch.

It’s simple, delicious and good for you.

The avocado adds a lovely, creamy smoothness and is an excellent source of healthy fats. Spinach is rich in iron as well as vitamins K, A and C. As a chocoholic I love cacao which not only gives me that chocolate hit I crave but packs a serious antioxidant punch as do cherries. They also have strong anti-inflammatory properties which make them an ideal post-workout snack.

 

 

 

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