Superfoods Recovery Smoothie

Hello!

Hope you’re enjoying your Wednesday! This week is flyin’!

STILL working on the house…

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Behold: My favorite wall decor. This was our wedding guestbook designed by a shop I found on Etsy, Miss Design Berry, and dreamed up by Zack and me. The background is actually “the farm” where Zack’s granddad and my granddad fished together decades before either of us were born, and it’s also where we took our engagement photos. We loved this! The cartoons even look like us!

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The records are all set up! This record stand was a pain to engineer, but it’s in one whole piece, and that is good enough for me.

Last night I was trying to clear up some clutter from our bedroom. I’m really into having things “out” right now. Most of our appliances in our kitchen are actually on display in a book case because we lack storage space, but you know what? They get used A TON because I can see them, and I don’t forget about them.

By that same logic, I wanted a piece of our honeymoon on display so we could think about it often as time goes by.

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I cut up our map and route info from our Lanai off-road trip and mounted them to these floating frames that I found on sale at Bed, Bath, and Beyond. TOO COOL. I love them. Shoutout to Zack for helping me hang them  🙂

Now for the good stuff.

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Superfoods smoothie time.

It’s important if you’re working out, you realize that you’re putting (good) stress on your muscles, which can sometimes lead to oxidative stress. To help optimize your body’s recovery process it’s important to include some antioxidants, like blueberries, dark green veggies, or nuts to help combat that oxidative stress. This smoothie is high in antioxidants  AND protein, and it makes for a great recovery snack.

The deets: Did I just say “deets?”
-1 scoop Vega chocolate sport protein, 30g protein (for low FODMAP take a little less than half of the scoop so the pea protein is still compliant, and add some liquid egg whites for extra protein if needed)
-1 tbsp PB, 4 g protein; 8 g (good) fat (over half is heart-healthy monounsaturated fat; and ~30% is polyunsaturated fat) source
-1 cup blueberries
-1/2 cup raspberries
-handful of leafy greens
-1/2 cup plain, lactose-free yogurt (for low FODMAP) OR probiotic Greek yogurt
-1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (vanilla almond milk is good, too)
BLEND & serve 🙂
Top with some almonds and strawberries for fun

Hope you enjoy your day! Today is nutrition homework day for me. Keep moving forward!

-Stacey

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