fig raspberry post workout smoothie recipe

Hello friends,

Do you remember Michelle’s love of pirates post? you may have seen a smoothie that was pictured in that post.

Well today I am going to share that recipe because it was quite tasty and satisfying.

Michelle and I enjoyed this smoothie after our workout earlier this week. In this smoothie we used swiss chard as our green, if you do not have swiss chard please feel free to use any green of your choice. I promise you do not taste the swiss chard in there!

Fig raspberry hemp seed smoothie

Why we use swiss chard in smoothie? Well we always try to get one dark leafy green or herb to help alkaline the body after an intense workout and a little bit of protein.

fig raspberry post workout smoothie recipe

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: makes about 6 cups

serves 1-2

fig raspberry post workout smoothie recipe

Fig raspberry hemp green smoothie. Post workout smoothie.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup frozen figs
  • 2 - 2 1/2 cups water
  • 6 tbsp hemp seeds
  • good handful of fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3-4 stalks of swiss chard leaves (or any green of choice)

Directions

  1. Place water in blender followed by all remaining ingredients.
  2. Blend till smooth. Adjust amount of water depending on how thick you like your smoothies.
  3. **Note: if you are nervous about adding in swiss chard because afraid of tasting it you may add in some lemon juice to help hide the 'green' taste.
http://purelytwins.com/2011/09/21/post-workout-smoothie-recipe/

 

Perfect smoothie after a sweaty workout. a little tart. a little sweet. full of powerful nutrients to help our bodies recover after our workout.

You may use hemp protein or any protein powder of your liking with this smoothie.

Twins Question: Do you like drinking shakes or smoothies after your workouts?

Raspberries: yay or nay?

Swiss chard: yay or nay?

till next time,

xoxo

Lori

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13 Responses to fig raspberry post workout smoothie recipe

  1. Yum…what a delicious way to recover :-)
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  2. Ali Seiter says:

    Mmm, this smoothie looks wonderful! I adore using frozen figs in smoothies–I’ve found that they work especially well with the addition of carob powder. This recipe is also perfect because I just ran out of frozen bananas which are usually a must in my smoothies. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. I love smoothies after a workout! One of my favorite ways to get in my protein ;)

    And adding figs sounds like a great idea! I actually just tried them for the first time a few weeks ago and fell in love <3
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  4. Krissy says:

    Yum sounds like an amazing way to recover from a great workout! I actually do like swiss chard but don’t often buy it – I really like steaming it and topping it with a bit of Braggs! Think I’ll have to add it to my next grocery list!

  5. Charissa says:

    Yup! Shakes all the time after workouts…and yay to swiss chard and the berries! All the way, baby!
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  6. this recipe is RIGHT up my alley! I am loving figs and hemp seeds in my smoothies….ad adding raspberries sounds incredible!
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  7. I never added figs to my smoothies before. It’s quite hard to find them where I live right now- I guess I could use dried figs too!? Its looks so yummy that I will have to try to find some figs somewhere… :) thanks for sharing
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  8. Oh yum. I’m beginning to think that I need to stock up on figs next season!
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  9. Ela says:

    Sounds delicious! We grew so much chard this year–I’ve been eating it mostly steamed but love it in smoothies too. Raspbs and figs–great combination!
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  10. Do you like drinking shakes or smoothies after your workouts? – I like too but I don’t often enough. This sounds great and I’m looking forward to trying it.

    Raspberries: yay or nay? YAY

    Swiss chard: yay or nay? Meh? haha sometimes I like it and sometimes I don’t.
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