After an intense workout, your body needs protein to repair, anti-inflammatory foods to minimize muscle ache, and something satisfying enough to quell hunger pangs.
This delicious “chunky” smoothie ticks all of these boxes plus it’s got skin boosting antioxidants from pomegranate seeds and collagen peptides for saturating your skin cells to increase collagen production — keeping your skin in tip top condition.
Try this for size if you are looking to change up your smoothie routine: tart cherry juice concentrate is proven to ease muscle soreness, according to the Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. And if you are looking for a subtle-tasting plant based protein powder, pumpkin seed protein powder is highly soluble and mixes easily with other ingredients in a smoothie.
Lastly, every mouthful of this smoothie feels like absolute bliss that not only helps your body replenish and rehydrate, but helps you accelerate your recovery so you can get back to working out again sooner!
2 tablespoons of pomegranate seeds
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon tart cherry juice concentrate
1 scoop pumpkin seed protein powder
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoon of unsweetened coconut milk
11/2 cups of kefir water (or filtered water)
1 scoop of Skin Boost Mixed Berry
Toppings: chopped banana, low-sugar granola, shredded coconut, almond butter and chia seeds.