The 4 Best Smoothies for Yogis
For many, practicing yoga is a way to thank their body by treating it well. For that reason, it only makes sense that many yogis love to pair their yoga practice with an excellent diet.
Smoothies are a delicious, easy, and nutritious way to nourish your body, which is why they’re popular among those who exercise regularly. Not only are they packed full of healthy fruits and vegetables, but they are also easy to add protein powder to. Plus, since they’re not a heavy, solid food, they’re a perfect pre-workout choice.
Looking to up your smoothie game? Here are the best 4 smoothies every yogi should try!
The yogi’s perfect morning smoothie
This delicious, nutritious, light blend is perfect for yogis to add to their morning routine.
1 cup of blueberries
1/2 ripe banana
1-2 cups kale
1 fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
1/4 teaspoon of turmeric
1 tablespoon raw cacao
1/2 teaspoon maca powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
A pinch of sea salt
1 cup of water
Optional: a scoop of protein powder
Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
The perfect pre-yoga green smoothie
Prepping your body for the exertion that it will undergo during your yoga lesson is key. Give your body what it needs with this nutrient-packed (and bright, pretty green) smoothie!
1 cup water or coconut water
1 red apple
1 cup spinach
1/2 cup kale
Add all of the ingredients to your blender, blend for a couple of minutes until smooth, pour into a glass, and enjoy!
The perfect post-yoga recovery smoothie
During a hard yoga lesson, your body loses valuable water, calories, and electrolytes. Replace them with this delicious blend!
1 cup of water
1/2 cup of raw cashews
1 ripe banana
2 large handfuls of baby spinach
1 fresh ginger root
4 large dates
12 ice cubes
Blend all ingredients on high until smooth. Pour into a large glass and enjoy! Makes 2 servings.
Mix it up with a yoga smoothie bowl
Bored with the traditional smoothie? Try a delicious smoothie bowl!
1 large handful of baby spinach about 1 cup
1/2 - 3/4 cup unsweetened milk of your choice
1/2 frozen banana
1 scoop of protein powder
1/2 banana sliced
1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
1 tablespoon natural chunky peanut butter
Blend spinach and milk until spinach is fully blended in, then mix in banana and protein powder. Pour smoothie into a large bowl, then top with banana, chia seeds, and peanut butter.