This quick and easy post workout recovery smoothie could also be called a nutrient-packed “recovery smoothie” as it provides good source of fiber (18% DV) and (15% DV) potassium, an essential dietary mineral and electrolyte that helps your nerves function and muscles to contract. For athletes, fluids and electrolytes are recommended before, during and after exercise to sustain total body water. This tasty treat also provides and 90% DV vitamin C and 20% DV calcium to help your body recover.
California Avocado Pineapple Recovery Smoothie
Total Time: 5 min
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Vitamin A 206 mcg; Vitamin C 78 mg; Calcium 284 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 2 mcg; Folate 65 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.07 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 25%; Vitamin C 90%; Calcium 20%; Iron 10 %; Vitamin D 10%.
Ingredients1/4 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled 1 1/4 cups baby spinach, organic 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice 3/4 cup frozen pineapple, chopped 3/4 cup 1% low-fat milk
- Blend thoroughly and enjoy!
Serving Suggestion: Non-dairy alternatives can substitute milk. Easy ways to boost the protein content in your recovery smoothie is to add a scoop of protein powder.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados