Feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and 10 pounds lighter after the holidays? Are your pants fitting a little looser, or have you had to take your belt down a notch or two? Yeah, me neither. In fact, I haven’t been feeling quite right ever since I overindulged at the office parties and the family gatherings. I have been feeling a little dehydrated, bloated, and kind of sluggish and drained—which is why I know it’s time for my recovery smoothie.
This recovery smoothie recipe is just the trick to help undo all (or at least most) of the damage that has been done from the holiday splurge. By combining a few key ingredients, you can help refuel, replenish, and restore your body back to its natural balance.
Recovery Smoothie Recipe
- ½ cup cold green tea
- ½ avocado
- Juice from half a lemon
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 1 cup spinach
- 1 tsp extra virgin coconut oil
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp ginger
- Throw everything into a NutriBullet® or blender of your choice.
- Blend thoroughly.
- Enjoy your recovery smoothie!
Chef Tip: It is kind of important that the green tea be chilled because I have made the mistake of using a freshly brewed cup of green tea for this recipe before, and it is not the same. In fact, it is pretty bad.
Chef tip: If you have a fresh mango, that is totally acceptable, but throw in a few ice cubes before blending. The frozen mango acts as ice, so without that, the recipe needs maybe 2 – 3 ice cubes for more of a smoothie consistency.
How Do These Ingredients Make This Smoothie Great for Recovery?
Green tea: Contains polyphenols, which may help support your body’s response to inflammation and have numerous other benefits.
Avocado: Healthy fats, which provide plenty of antioxidants and also support a healthy response to inflammation, are known to support heart health.
Lemon: With its high vitamin and antioxidant content, lemon is great for supporting digestion and even reducing constipation.
Mango: May positively affect blood pH as an alkaline food.
Spinach: Jam packed with vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants that help reduce inflammation and support cardiovascular health.
Coconut Oil: Healthy fats, which may be especially great for rebalancing blood sugar levels and supporting healthy cholesterol levels.
Cinnamon: Appears to be a natural anti-fungal and is also helpful in reducing the negative effects of meals higher in fat and sugars.
Ginger: May support a healthy response to inflammation, as well as profoundly supporting the digestive tract.
Recovery Smoothie Nutrition Facts:
Yield: 1 serving
Dietary Fiber: 13.4
Total Sugars: 29.3