HAPPY Fridayyyyy :D
Did you have a PRODUCTIVE week?! If so...you're a ROCK STAR :D Are you ready for the weekend?! I am! I'm ready to shake up some summer fun!!
This summer I'm all about drinking smoothies! I've tried several flavors and pineapple is 1 of my favorite right now! Pineapple adds sweetness to a smoothie and it's SO SO good!!
Today I'm posting a PINEAPPLE MANGO BANANA SMOOTHIE recipe! This power packed smoothie is a combination of recovery essentials and summer flavors that just might take you away to a tropical location :D
PINEAPPLE MANGO BANANA SMOOTHIE
Makes 1 serving
1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 frozen banana
1/4 cup pineapple chunks (fresh or canned)
1/4 cup frozen mango chunks
1/4 cubed avocado
1 cup nonfat milk
1 teaspoon fish oil
Place all ingredients (except ice) into a blender and mix until smooth. Add ice and blend to achieve desired thickness.
Nutrition facts (per serving): calories 382, total fat 11 g, saturated fat 2 g, protein 32 g, sodium 167 mg, carbs 45 g, fiber 7 g.
Recovery whey - Feeling shot after an intense workout? A report published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition studied the difference in post-exercise fatigue with whey protein vs. casein and found that those who supplemented with whey protein 2 to 3 times per day experienced much less muscle fatigue during their workout then those who used casein.
Banana bonanza - A study published in the journal PLOS ONE compared bananas with sports drinks after exercise and found that bananas provide the same performance benefits as sports drinks.
Pineapple power - This tropical treat not only adds sweetness to smoothies but also contains a powerful digestive enzyme known as bromelain, which has been shown to reduce symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness after an intense workout.
Flex with fish oil - A study published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine found that supplementing with fish oil every day can reduce soreness and inflammation after a tough workout.
I'm going to FUEL UP on this smoothie AND start my weekend :D
If you have ANY comments about this post, I'd luv to hear from you!
SEE YOU on Monday!!
Pamela Stewart, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and Weight Loss Specialist