If you’re craving a little pick-me-up after that hard workout. Or you are super sore from the day before, make this smoothie and it’ll make it all better.
I was a runner for years and I felt great. But, unbeknownst to me, I was damaging my knees. And years later, I was helping out at the school like a good mama and when I bent over to pick up some candy I accidentally dumped on the floor. Snap! I tore my mcl in my knee. And guess what, two weeks later, I tore my other one!!! Ugh. Well, after an MRI showed that all that running did permanent damage to my knees I decided I needed to make major adjustments to my workouts.
I also needed to make major adjustments to my diet. So, my quest for natural pain relievers began. I didn’t feel comfortable taking an anti-inflammatory every time I had pain but I did find a very healthy alternative. Ginger. Not many people know this but eating a 3 inch hunk of fresh ginger is the same as taking a couple of artificial anti-inflammatory pills. Not to mention it saves your liver!
I love ginger and I put it in a ton of recipes, but there’s not many that have this much ginger. This recipe has some kick to it. But, if you’re sore or swollen in any way, it will truly help you. Super easy.
Break off a piece of ginger about this size…
Then, peel it like this. You can use a knife, but I’ve found this is easier.
Then, cut off the little “fingers” so you can peel off the hard to reach places.
Now slice it up so it’ll blend up easier.
Add your ginger to your blender along with the rest of the ingredients. Blend really well so you don’t have hunks of ginger. A Vitamix works great for this.
BTW- This is the Vitamix I have and I love it! You can order below.
Post Workout Smoothie
- 1/2 Cup Apple Juice
- 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk
- 3 Inch Piece of Fresh Ginger
- 1/2 Cup of Frozen Strawberries
- 1/8 Cup of Raw Almonds
- 1/2 Frozen Banana
- Dash of Cinnamon
- Dash of Ground Cloves
Peel and chop ginger, then blend with rest of ingredients. Enjoy!
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