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Mango go! Pre-workout smoothie

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Hit your flow with Mango

A nutrient-packed smoothie can help you hydrate and prepare for some pedal-pushing power. Vital to a good workout is balanced and easily digested energy beforehand. It’s important to consider the type of workout you’re doing and the required levels of carbs and protein.

This Mango-go smoothie is the perfect setup for a shorter high-intensity workout with its blend of healthy complex carbohydrates and fibre, which supplement your glycogen stores. The banana, date and ginger fuel you with energy and vitamins and the chia seeds will give you a little kick of protein.

Nutritional Highlights

Mango – Mango contains folate which helps your body make red blood cells. Red blood cells play a key role in cardiovascular function, including improving your endurance by transporting oxygen to your muscles. Mango’s also contain 100% of your daily vitamin C recommendation for promoting healthy immune function and collagen formation.

Ginger – Ginger is among the healthiest and zestiest spices on the planet. A natural anti-inflammatory, it may reduce nausea, help with digestion, fight cancer and boost the immune system. For athletes, ginger can open up your airways, assist in weight-loss, improve circulation and strengthen your immune system.

Coconut Milk – Loaded with natural pH feeding electrolytes, immunity and energy enhancing lauric acid and  fat burning MCTs.

Banana– Bananas are high in heart rate and blood pressure stabilizing potassium. Rich in antioxidants, which can provide protection from free radicals (not the tubular kind of radical.)

Dates – Dates are rich in blood-sugar stabilizing dietary fiber, age-slowing antioxidants and the essential minerals potassium and magnesium. Dates are an excellent source of iron, so if you’re feeling exhausted, boost iron levels with dates!

Avocado – Full of brain-boosting, muscle building and recovery enhancing omega-3 fatty acids, inflammation reducing antioxidants, and blood pressure reducing potassium (30% more than a banana!).

Chia Seeds – A naturally gluten-free grain, chia is high in muscle-building protein, skin-repairing antioxidants and healthy blood-sugar levelling fibre.

Turmeric –This long lost zesty relative of ginger has an impressive list of uses and benefits. Cancer-fighting is a badge it wears proudly, but also Turmeric is an anti-inflammatory and helps support the body’s inflammation levels—a valuable supplement for those active in sport.

Lemon – Pucker up because this zesty fruit contains a high dose of Vitamin C, 187% of the daily value! Vitamin C helps with wound healing, repairing, and maintaining the health of your bones and teeth, immune system, lowers inflammation, reduces cholesterol build up, and crushes harmful free radicals (not the gnarly kind).

Bee PollenBee pollen is the food of the young bee and it is approximately 22% protein and contains vitamins, minerals, carbohydrates, protein, and fat. With free-radical fighting antioxidants, recovery enhancing amino acids and energy boosting carbohydrates, bee pollen will give you a great pre-workout buzz!

Mango go: Pre-workout smoothie

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Serves: 1 Cooking Time: 8 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c water
  • Juice of two lemon wedges
  • 1/3 c unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 c coconut milk
  • 1/3 c of frozen mango
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 1 medjool date (pitted!)
  • 1/4 c organic museli
  • 1 knob ginger
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric

Instructions

1

Add water, almond milk, mango, lemon, banana, ginger, muslei, turmeric and date to the blender first and whizzz.

2

Add avocado and chia to the blender and whiz s'more.

3

Enjoy immediately and go go go!

Notes

*Optional add a teaspoon of Bee Pollen, but make sure you're not allergic!

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    Ben sharma
    July 20, 2017 at 6:40 pm

    Not only does this sound delicious, but I basically have all the ingredients in my fridge/freezer. I didn’t know that mangos promoted red blood cells, thanks for the knowledge 👍

    • Reply
      Rachelle Hynes
      July 24, 2017 at 5:59 am

      Thanks for your message Ben! Let me know how the smoothie goes 😛

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