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Get Your Greens: Summertime Mango Coconut Smoothie

love green smoothies. They are quick, easy to make and take on the go, & extremely nutritious. If you are not a huge fan of eating greens like kale or spinach, a green smoothie is a very delicious way to get your greens in. I love to have them for breakfast, an afternoon pick me up or even a meal replacement. They are also super refreshing post workout. 
A few weeks ago at a Flywheel event, Zico Coconut Water prepared a green smoothie for us to enjoy post cycle class. It was so yummy and so refreshing, I had to share the recipe with you!FlyWithZico-56
 This particular smoothie is perfect post workout because you have the hydrating coconut water combined with the fruit. You get the carbs and electrolytes you need after a good sweat. You could add in some vanilla protein powder and it would perfect!IMG_5802

Get Your Greens_-2Summertime Mango Coconut Smoothie

1 cup Natural ZICO Coconut Water
½ cup frozen mango
½ cup spinach
½ cups ice
½ banana
*optional* 1 scoop vanilla protein powder 
Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. ENJOY! 

How to Make My Favorite Post Workout Smoothie

Post Workout Nutrition

You have probably heard that what you eat post-workout is important. In someways it is the most important meal because it affects how your body recovers from the workout. By eating the right things, you can bounce back quicker from a hard workout &  This is the most optimal time for protein synthesis and replenishing glycogen in the muscles. The macro nutrients that our body needs to do this post workout are protein and carbs.  

As you can see, what you eat or drink after a workout is really important! This smoothie gives you carbs and protein in a very delicious way. When I am wrapping up a workout or a run, I am already looking forward to this smoothie. It’s super creamy and the perfect blend of chocolate and peanut butter. Good nutrition doesn’t have to taste bad!IMG_7530

Chocolate & PB Protein Smoothie

serves 1

1 scoop chocolate protein powder
1/2 frozen banana
1/2 cup almond milk
1/2 cup ice
2T Mighty Nut powdered peanut butter + a little extra to sprinkle on top!

1. add all ingredients to a blender
2. blend for a few minutes so it gets creamy & all ice is blended
3. serve in a glass and top with powdered peanut butter

**You can sub almond milk with any other kind of milk. You can also sub powdered PB for other nut butter if you wish. IMG_7554

*Please note: This post is sponsored by Sweat Pink on behalf of Mighty Nut/Peanut Butter Co. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting my sponsors!

Tell me: 
What is your favorite post-workout meal or snack?

Stay Sweet!