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Supercharge Your Smoothie

Supercharge Your Smoothie

With the right amount of protein and nutrients, smoothies make for balanced morning meals or refreshing post-workout snacks. Smoothies can provide the fuel you need to meet your fitness goals, but when they’re full of added sugar, they can slow you down. 

We chatted with our MYX coaches to get their favorite recipes and the secret superfoods they use to give their smoothies an extra-healthy kick. Make your own or order from juice bars or smoothie shops that list all their ingredients. 

MYX Coach Kristin Condon’s Breakfast Smoothie

  • Homemade non-dairy milk with Almond Cow
    • Why Kristin loves it: “No additives and no waste! I use only water, nuts or oats, and a bit of salt.” 
  • Frozen berries 
  • Moringa leaf powder
    • This natural supplement may reduce inflammation. It’s also full of antioxidants. 
  • Raw cacao or cacao with reishi mushrooms (no additives)
  • Raw hemp hulled seeds 
  • Sakara Metabolism Super Powder 
  • Maca powder 
  • Green leaves 
  • Nut butter 
  • Collagen 
  • Banana 

“I have been drinking this smoothie daily for years. I love getting powerful, pure nutrition from my first meal. It helps set a healthy tone for all of my other meals that day. The amount of each ingredient depends on your tastes and needs. I sometimes add a bit of honey since I make my own milk that doesn't have any sweeteners.”

Some of these add-ins can be a little pricey, so feel free to make substitutions. If you do improvise, Kristin recommends choosing ingredients in their raw, organic form.

MYX Coach Lauren Sambataro’s Post-Workout Smoothies 

Coach Lauren recommends targeting your recipe for your workout. Try a 1:1 carb to protein ratio after strength training and a 2:1 carb to protein ratio after endurance training. Maximize benefits in recovery and restoration by drinking your smoothie within an hour of exercise.

Post-Strength Training Recipe

  • 15-20g Whey protein or 5g essential amino acids
  • 1 cup Macadamia nut milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup Frozen spinach
  • 1 tbsp Almond or cashew butter
  • 1/4 cup Blackberries
  • 1 tsp Celtic sea salt

Post-Endurance Workout Recipe

  • 10-15g Whey protein or 5g essential amino acids
  • 1 cup Macadamia nut milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup Frozen spinach
  • 1 cup Blackberries
  • 1 tsp Celtic sea salt

Let us know if you give any of these a try or if you have other favorite smoothie recipes. 

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