7 Superfoods For A Perfect Post-Yoga Smoothie

 

I enjoy starting my day with a short meditation followed by a series of sun salutations and other yoga postures. Getting up early to do this is very peaceful, yet it jump-starts my body for the day better than a cup of coffee.

After my yoga practice, I enjoy an antioxidant and electrolyte rich, cool, refreshing smoothie rather than a big breakfast. I will eat breakfast a bit later in the morning. This refreshing post-yoga smoothie is perfect for replenishing electrolytes lost during a workout. It is very low in calories but does give you just enough protein, high-quality fat, and fiber to fill you up and get your metabolism working and your energy up. You won’t miss any added sugar.

SEE ALSO: 5 Foods To Eat Before Yoga


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Nutritional Benefits

Blueberries are filled with the antioxidants that we need to fight disease and help us to age well.

Cucumbers are cool and crisp. They are a great source of the vitamin K that we need for healthy and strong bones, making them a good nutritional support for a yoga practice.

Bananas and coconut water replenish the electrolytes and minerals lost during exercise, such as potassium.

Pumpkin seeds add texture and fiber. They are a great source of vitamin E. They also have cleansing properties. Raw pumpkin seeds are known to eliminate parasites in the gastrointestinal tract.


Recipe for Post-yoga Fruit and Seed Smoothie

This recipe is for one serving. It is light in calories and has no added sugar. If you want it sweeter, add 1 tsp of raw honey. But, I don’t think you will need it.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1/4 cup cucumber, diced (seedless is best)
  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 TBS raw pumpkin seeds
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup cold coconut water (unsweetened)
  • A handful of almond

Directions:

  • If your cucumber is organic leave the skin on for more fiber and nutrients. Place all ingredients in a blender and purée until smooth.

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Victoria Giang

Victoria is a home cooking mom and food blogger behind HowDaily.com. Her enthusiastic is in creatively cooking and seeking new flavors. Concocting smoothie recipes is one of her spare time hobbies. Check out her suggestions on some of the best smoothie blenders.

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