So after high demand here is our post workout protein papaya smoothie!
You will need:
1/2 cup to 1 cup fresh or frozen peak season papaya chunks
1/2 Tablespoon Papaya Leaf Extract (optional) - for extra enzyme action 2 cups liquid (water, coconut milk/almond milk)
1-2 Servings Vegan Protein Powder (Plain or Vanilla)
1/2 - 1 cup GREENS frozen or fresh (Spinach, kale, collard, lambs quarters)
1 TBL Flax Milled
1 TBL agave, grade B maple syrup or stevia packet.
Pulse a few times and then blend for 30-40 seconds until smooth and creamy!
Enjoy in a glass mason jar or cup.
Why is this good for after a workout you say? Papaya: helps break down food, aids in digestion, immunity, cell repair, and energy. Extract: Cell regulation, blood support, healthy cells, immunity boost, and lower bowel support. Protein: after a workout your muscles cells break down, give your workout a post boost with vegan protein! Greens: Chlorophyll, need I say more? Pure oxygen back into your cells! Replenish your blood supply. Omegas: healthy brain, healthy heart!
What is the importance of vitamin D in the winter? Well, firstly we need to know what the importance of vitamin D is no matter what the season is, summer, fall, spring. Without the right amount of vitamin D in your body you could struggle to regulate your calcium and phosphorus intake. When this is the case then the maintenance of your healthy teeth and bones decreases. Everyone wants that billion dollar smile, and vitamin D plays a big part in getting there, and maintaining it. Vitamin D does not just help with your outside appearance, it goes deeper into your body too. It supports your immune system, your nervous system and your brain. Seems to be an all rounder, right?!
Let’s face it, there is nothing like snuggling up inside and spoiling yourself with comfort eats when the cold weather blows in. Tempting we know.
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