Smoothies are a great breakfast idea and a grew pre or post workout meal. What not a better way to get in your protein, carbohydrates, fat and extra fiber than blending it all up into one delicious creamy smoothie! Try my really easy and super nutritious smoothie that can be used pre or post workout. This Berry Kale Smoothie will offer you all the healthy benefits and energy you need to not only get you started with your workout but to help sustain your energy levels throughout your workout. If you use this smoothie post workout, it also serves as a great fast absorbing recovery drink to ensure you replenish your depleted glycogen stores after all your hard work.
Berry Kale Pre-workout Smoothie
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1 apple
1/2 cup frozen mixed berries
1/2-1 cup kale leaves, Stem removed
1/2 cucumber
1/2 avocado
1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1 cup water
1-2 cups ice
Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. Add enough water so that all ingredients are covered. Blend well and serve.
**remember to remove the fibrous kale stem from the kale leaves before adding in the kale