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Hi, I'm Amy Hendel. You exercise to stay healthy. But are you taking care of your body after
you’ve finished your workout? Drinking a smoothie is a great way to refuel after a
vigorous session. In this video, I’m going to show you how to make a smoothie that is
nourishing … and tasty, too!
This smoothie has a tropical slant to the recipe. You will need a banana, a can of crushed
pineapple, and I'll get a little more specific at the moment.
Non fat milk, a peach cut up, no pit needed, calcium fortified orange juice concentrate,
and a protein powder that you like to use or you can always substitute powder with non
When you workout, your body uses glycogen, a readily available fuel that is stored in
the muscles and liver. The best way to replenish your glycogen stores is by consuming carbohydrates.
So, fruits like peaches, or blueberries and strawberries are a great choice. An added
benefit is that fruit contains water and helps you to rehydrate. The next ingredient is skim
milk which i'm going to add now. And also the protein powder.
The skim milk and added protein powder in this smoothie boost your protein level, which
helps to repair and build strong muscles. I like to go organic with milk to avoid the
antibiotics and hormones found in regular milk.
Don’t worry if you can’t find the fresh fruit you’re craving - frozen fruit is just
as nutritious. An added benefit of frozen fruit is that it will make your post-workout
smoothie cold and refreshing. Just be wary of canned fruit – it’s sometimes packed
in heavy syrup and that means lots of extra processed sugar.
So lets throw in the bananas and I'm also going to throw in some of that crushed pineapple.
The banana and pineapple in this smoothie are great sources of a variety of nutrients.
Bananas provide potassium, an electrolyte that is lost in sweat. Pineapples are rich
in vitamin C and manganese, which is a trace mineral that plays an important role in fat
and carbohydrate metabolism. manganese also helps your body to absorb calcium.
Finally, a little splash of OJ. Orange juice fortified with calcium and vitamin D. and
both support bone health and can help you reach your daily targets for these two nutrients.
So lets blend it up. So, when you’re done with your workout,
whip up this healthy and nutritious, tasty smoothie. Here's to your workout.