Friday, April 15, 2011

Pre-workout superfood smoothie!

I hope everyone enjoyed the great outdoors in Boston yesterday as it was a gorgeous day! I got a great run outside then indoor strength training to help build up the endurance of my legs! One of the steps in my triathlon training is block training so my muscles get used to having to work at various activities for two hours straight. Well here is the recipe for an awesome for you smoothie and if you don't have all the ingredients you don't have to go out and buy them but its full of great antioxidants and vitamins and minerals that will aid you in your workout or just give you a lift to the start of your day.

Pre-workout berry chocolate smoothie!

one cup fresh or frozen berries (I use frozen strawberries and raspberries and sometimes add blackberries or cherries)
a handful of walnuts
two tablespoons of raw cacao
one tablespoon of goji berries
one tablespoon raw maca powder
one large kale leaf without the hard stem
one cup Rice or almond milk
raw agave nectar to taste like one tablespoon
water as needed for consistency

Put all the ingredients in a blender, make sure the kale gets pushed toward the bottom so it gets shredded. Then blend until the kale becomes little green flecks and the walnuts and goji berries are ground up. And there you have a fantastic for you and delicious pre-workout superfood smoothie. I'm off to spin class!

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