Mango-Peach Workout Recovery Smoothie Recipe {VIDEO}

We know that what you eat prior to and immediately after working out is an often-overlooked, yet essential component of any efficient exercise program. The minutes and hours following an intense workout are critical to replenishing our glycogen energy stores, providing carbohydrates for the repair of our muscles, and re-hydrating our bodies.

Chef Joe Nader
Chef Joe Nader

Fortunately, we can give our bodies much of what it needs with an easy to make and relatively simple smoothie.

Joe Nader, Executive Chef of the Detroit Lions, provided this delicious Mango-Peach Recovery Smoothie recipe.


Mango-Peach Workout Recovery Smoothie

Serving size: 12 oz.

Makes: One serving

Ingredients:

  • 2 oz. frozen mango
  • 2 oz. frozen peaches
  • 2 oz. plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 oz. vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 2 oz. coconut water
  • 2 oz. apple juice
  • 2 oz. coconut milk
  • 1 T. whey protein powder (optional)

Place all ingredients into a blender and blend on high for about 40 seconds or until smooth and frothy.


Nutrition Facts (with whey protein powder)
1 Serving = the entire smoothie
Amount Per Serving
  • Calories273.2
  • Total Fat1.9 g
  • Saturated Fat1.3 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat0.2 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat0.6 g
  • Cholesterol4.5 mg
  • Sodium114.0 mg
  • Potassium506.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate39.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber2.6 g
  • Sugars32.2 g
  • Protein26.4 g
  • Vitamin A18.1 %
  • Vitamin B-1212.5 %
  • Vitamin B-65.6 %
  • Vitamin C35.3 %
  • Vitamin D0.0 %
  • Vitamin E5.4 %
  • Calcium30.3 %
  • Copper5.9 %
  • Folate2.6 %
  • Iron3.8 %
  • Magnesium3.9 %
  • Manganese5.8 %
  • Niacin5.1 %
  • Pantothenic Acid2.4 %
  • Phosphorus2.1 %
  • Riboflavin4.0 %
  • Selenium0.9 %
  • Thiamin3.8 %
  • Zinc0.9 %
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Watch the video below to see just how easy this smoothie is to make.

What are your favorite pre- or post-workout foods?

 

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