Post Workout Smoothie – Aid for Recovery

This post workout smoothie recipe comes from the website Prevention.com.

It is considered to be a post workout smoothie because of:

  1. The beet will reduce inflammation and improve blood flow
  2. Kale really does live up to the hype, providing a large number of minerals and vitamins to support your physical exercise

Plus, this simple smoothie tastes really good too!

In you favorite smoothie blender mix:

  • 1 cup silken tofu (confused about the difference between regular and “silken” tofu? Follow this link for the facts)
  • Half a cup frozen (or fresh) cranberries
  • Half a medium sized beet (roasted or raw)
  • Half a medium cucumber
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 orange, peeled and quartered, or half a cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 stalk of celery

Blend until smooth, then enjoy!

Post Workout Smoothie

Tofu Fruit Smoothie – A Unique Combination

Did you know that tofu originated during the Han Dynasty in China? It has been around that long; more than 2,000 years! Or, put another way, just in time to be part of this Tofu Fruit smoothie recipe! Admittedly this isn’t the most obvious grouping of ingredients you are going to find but I think you will like the results.

If you aren’t sure what Tofu is this is the first sentence from the Tofu wikipedia page: “Tofu, also known as bean curd, is a food made by coagulating soy milk and then pressing the resulting curds into soft white blocks. It is a component in East Asian and Southeast Asian cuisines.” A link to the page is here.

Tasty Tofu Fruit Smoothie:

  • – 1 large frozen banana, peeled and sliced. TIP: Peel and slice BEFORE FREEZING
  • – 2 and 1/2 cups cold orange pineapple juice (we used Dole)
  • – 1 cup of crushed pineapple or frozen pineapple chunks
  • – 1/2 cup of tofu

Everything goes into your smoothie blender at the same time. Mix until smooth and enjoy!