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Nutrition has a huge impact on your fitness. Even though you may be tempted to treat yourself to junk food, a healthy smoothie is always a much better option. Packed with fruit, these vitamin-rich drinks are incredibly tasty and perfect paired with a workout. We’ve put together our top 5 smoothie recipes to keep you feeling great.
To make a fruit smoothie, all you need is a blender or food processor and whichever fruits and other ingredients you want to include. Place all of the ingredients into a blender and blitz in short bursts until it is smooth. Pour out into a container and either refrigerate for a refreshing drink later or drink right away. Need some inspiration? Try out our top smoothie recipes below.
Berries are packed with antioxidants and fiber, which support the immune system and helps to control blood sugar levels. On top of this, the low-fat milk will supply a large amount of protein and carbohydrates, which will help to build and repair muscle tissue.
Wheat germ and spinach have a plethora of benefits. Rich in folic acid, it aids cell growth and development, great post-workout. It’s also packed with iron, helping to prevent iron deficiency which is incredibly common amongst athletes.
When working out, you lose a large amount of potassium whilst sweating. Bananas are a great source of potassium, replenishing any lost amounts. The peanut butter will also provide a healthy amount of monounsaturated fats which are good for the heart.
Ideally, you want to recover from your workout as quickly as possible. The compounds present in the ginger root act as anti-inflammatories, dramatically speeding up your recovery time. The flaxseed also satisfies hunger, helping to prevent those junk food cravings.
Everyone knows that strong bones are important. One of the best ways to keep them healthy is to load up on calcium. The kale is rich in calcium as well as vitamins A, C and K, helping to give you that healthy glow.
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