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Green Electrolyte Smoothie

Jun 29, 2014 BY Joy McCarthy

Hallelujah! It's full-on summer in Toronto which means my workouts are outside more, I'm riding my bike everywhere and I'm getting my daily dose of the sunshine vitamin. 

In comes this smoothie... "Delicious replenishment" are two words that perfectly describe the Green Electrolyte Smoothie.

I made it after my Eat Clean Body Lean workout and bike ride. I will admit I was feeling pretty beat (my legs were tired from those lunges and my abs were screaming - in a good way). The Green Electrolyte Smoothie gave me a joyous pick-

me-up! I tested it out on Walker (because it's a newbie recipe) and he approved. So this recipe is slightly different than the one I posted on instagram because it serves two.

Health Benefits:

The "electrolyte" part is due to the coconut water which is rich in minerals and naturals salts such as potassium and magnesium. The ginger was very anti-inflammatory due to gingerols and it also added a good flavour kick. Normally I only using ginger in raw juices and veggie stir-fries so this was a nice change. Pineapple is wonderfully anti-inflammatory as well and good for digestion too thanks to bromelain, an protein digesting enzyme. The hemp seeds are a complete protein which is essential for rebuilding muscle tissue (working on my pipes!) and it's a great source of good fats called GLA. And lastly, the banana and coconut milk make it thick and creamy. 

It is really important to nourish your body after exercise. As good as exercise is for our body it creates inflammation and tissue acidity. The ingredients in this smoothie lower inflammation and alkalinize the body.

Did I mention this smoothie tastes amazing too!

Straw + Spoons
Ingredients
  • 1 banana
  • 1 pear or apple
  • 1 cup fresh spinach
  • 3/4 cup pineapple
  • 1/2 tsp fresh ginger root*
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds or your fave protein powder
  • 1 cup coconut water (just use water if you don't have this)
  • 1/2 coconut milk (swap with any other milk ie. almond or hemp if you don't have this)
Instructions
  1. Place all your ingredients into a high powdered blender and blend away until fully combined!

Notes

*I sliced about a pinkie size chunk of ginger root and tossed that in to my blender whole.

 

Have a joyous day!

Joy

Jun 29, 2014 BY Joy McCarthy
4 Comments
Beth   •   June 30, 2014

Joy this smoothie sounds fantastic! Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing :D

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Joy McCarthy   •   June 30, 2014

Thanks Beth, enjoy!


Juliana   •   August 14, 2014

Do you have a specific type of blender that you prefer? I keep hearing great things about the Vitamix, but it is expensive!!

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Kate McDonald-Walker   •   August 15, 2014

Hi Juliana, Vitamix is the type of blender that Joy uses. It's high price tag is because it's so high-powered, but that makes it great for a wide variety of uses. Kate - Joyous Health Team


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