After a tough work out or an intense heated yoga class, it's important to re-fuel your body within 30-45 minutes. You wouldn't want to undo all the hard work you just did, would you? Replenishing your body and muscles is important and will set you up for your next workout! This hydrating protein smoothie is full of electrolytes and potassium. Made with coconut water, bananas, dates, cinnamon, almond butter and protein powder of choice.
Coconut water has more potassium than 4 bananas! It can help prevent leg cramps, muscle weakness, and a variety of other ailments that comes intense workouts. One thing that I love about coconut water is that is helps improve digestion! It has a hydrating affect on the digestive tract and when consumed the nutrients in the water are easily absorbed by the digestive tract, hydrating the colon.
This smoothie is one of my favorites and tastes more like a treat than a protein shake!
1 1/2 cups of coconut water
1-2 frozen bananas
1 tbsp. of almond butter
2 medjool dates (pitted)
1-2 tsp. of cinnamon
1/2 tbsp. chia seeds
1 tbsp. of protein powder*
* You can either add more almond butter, hemp seeds, more chia seeds etc.
Add the coconut water and chia seeds to the blender. You can let the mixture set for 10 minutes so the chia seeds can activate and gel, but if you are in a rush this is completely optional. Add the cinnamon, dates, almond butter, and protein powder. Blend on high for 1-2 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and blend. If you want your shake to be thicker add more frozen bananas and ice! Enjoy.