This smoothie is one of my favourites. It works great as an energy booster throughout the day when you’re feeling sluggish or before a workout.
Add a scoop of protein and it also provides a great post workout drink to aid recovery.
Serves: 1 Prep time: 2 mins to get everything out of the cupboard!
300ml coconut water
1 small banana (or avocado)
Handful of cashews nuts
1 large date, pitted
1 scoop of good quality whey protein (optional)
Sprinkle of Turmeric – add according to taste
- Pop all the ingredients into a blender until smooth and serve over ice. Drink immediately!
What you may not know…
As well as tasting delicious this smoothie provides lots of other health benefits. The dates and coconut milk are rich in fiber promoting healthy digestion as well as a natural sweetener, which provides a great energy boost when you need it most. If you find this and the banana is too sweet then why not substitute the banana for avocado. This is rich in vitamin E and lower in sugar, which is great if you’re following a low sugar diet.
This smoothie is also full of potassium, which is great for supporting a healthy nervous system, waking up the brain as well as restoring lost electrolytes through sweat.
Cashews are lower in fat than most other nuts and add a creamy texture as well as added protein to help restore muscles that have been put through their paces.
Turmeric may seem like an odd addition, but trust me it really gives this smoothie an added twist. A natural ant-inflammatory, it’s great for aiding aching muscles after a hard workout, or simply when your body is feeling under the weather.