Race Prep: Power Ginger Smoothie

Looks green, tastes like success

I have been in a culinary mood of sorts recently, so for my blog I thought I would share this recipe that I have been working on while getting ready for my half marathon this weekend.

 

Power Ginger Smoothie:

 

This little guy is packed with anti inflammatory goodness, protein, vitamins, omega 3 and all the deliciousness you can handle. Its perfect for this time of year where my body needs a little extra help getting race ready and fighting off seasonal sickness. I like to drink it either in the morning to start the day off right or after workouts to help with hydration replenishment/ repair.

 

⅔ cup frozen pineapple

handful of fresh spinach

1 tsp chia seeds

quarter sized chunk of peeled fresh ginger

your favorite protein powder (optional)*

½ cup cucumber

1 cup orange juice

 

Throw it all into a blender** and enjoy

 

* If you do use protein, use a little less frozen fruit and more juice because it will thicken your smoothie

**I use a magic bullet blender so this recipe is single serving, but you can add more to make some for your friends