By Karin Krisher
Remember our recipe for the best post workout smoothie ever? What did you think? Did it help your post workout recovery? Before you answer, take in this second dose of our best smoothie ever treatment.
Our International Account Representative Emily Burnham came up with this recipe. Emily is prepping for her second annual Burlington Marathon run, and we think her fitness advice is good enough on its own—but when she couples it with a delicious recipe, we can’t resist spreading the word.
What do you Need for the Best Smoothie?
Blend the following in a blender until you reach desired consistency:
1 scoop of FoodScience of Vermont Superior Reds
1 scoop of FoodScience Whey Superior Charge Vanilla
1 cup almond milk (or regular milk, if you prefer, though we suggest almond)
1 cup strawberries
1 cup frozen blueberries and raspberries mixed
First, again, is the taste. The banana and raspberries add just the right sweet fruitiness without overpowering the Reds’ flavor profile, which resembles Kool-Aid in some ways and V8 in others—tasting naturally delicious all around.
The nutrient profile is pretty important to us, also. The bananas, raspberries, strawberries and blueberries offer a serious round of antioxidants to support cellular health, as well as minerals like potassium which are hugely important for many endurance athletes.
The almond milk offers extra protein to support muscle health, as well as calcium to support bone health—and all without the added calories, lactose or cholesterol of whole milk.
Then there are the supplements. Both Whey Superior Charge and Superior Reds include DMG, which supports recovery, endurance, general detoxification processes, cellular health and methylation processes—meaning it’s supportive of the nutritional needs of athletes and couch potatoes alike.*
FoodScience Whey is a high-quality form from New Zealand, and features quality protein in a delicious, easy-to-mix powder. This whey also provides antioxidant support and fiber and is a great source of branched chain amino acids to support muscle growth and immune system health.*
The most important ingredient to this smoothie, we think, is the Superior Reds. It’s what really sets this one apart from just your average fruity drink. Superior Reds includes a proprietary fruit and vegetable blend that provides a high ORAC value for serious antioxidant support. * It also features ingredients like resveratrol and L-glutathione to support the cardiovascular system. *
As if that’s not enough, Superior Reds provides phosphatidylserine, flax seed, choline, acetyl-l-carnitine, inositol and lecithin to support brain cell function and the myelin sheaths, which keep nerves healthy and functioning correctly.*
So next time you’re down and out, or even starting to think about going there, try this awesome recipe to give your day a boost. You can thank Emily later.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.