Vega Recovery Smoothie

Brendan Brazier is the formulator and face of VEGA, a Clean Plant Based Protein (that we are BIG fans of here at Blender Babes!). Brendan has also developed Thrive Forward, which is a FREE personalized online program to help transform your health through plant based nutrition. Enjoy this Ultimate Recovery Smoothie from Thrive Forward, and powered by VEGA, after an extra grueling workout. You will nourish those muscles AND your tastebuds with this super delicious recovery smoothie! The coconut water will help replenish those lost electrolytes. Blender Babes recently has been experimenting with maca in our high powered blenders because of its many benefits, including nourishing the adrenal glands and reducing those (fat storing!) cortisol levels. There are several variations you can make with this smoothie by using either fresh or frozen fruit, or a top of the line Activz powdered version when you run out of your favorite fruits and veggies, or its off season. Goji berries are a superfood that packs a powerful punch of antioxidants. Of course having a high-quality protein blend with BCAAs helps to repair and rebuild tired muscles. Say good bye to inflammation and muscle soreness. Share this video with your fitness loving friends!

Ingredients

Coconut water 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Goji berries 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Berries 1 Cup (16 tbs) (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries)
Berry powder 1/4 Cup (4 tbs)
Banana 1
Maca powder 2 Tablespoon
Vega sport 45 Gram
Ice 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Directions

MAKING

1. In the blendtec combine the coconut water, goji berries, berries, berry powder, banana, maca powder, vega sport and ice.

2. Press the smoothie button on the blendtec.

3. Blend until smooth to desired consistency.

SERVING

4. Serve the Vega Recovery Smoothie chilled.

NOTE

If using a vitamix start off with speed 1 and slowly increase to speed 10 and then flip to high.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Very Easy
Servings: 2

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 263Calories from Fat 12

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 1 g1.5%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 173 mg7.21%

Total Carbohydrates 59 g19.7%

Dietary Fiber 9 g36%

Sugars 29 g

Protein 7 g14%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet