This Raspberry Lime Apple Smoothie makes a great breakfast or recovery smoothie after an intense work-out. I love the sweet, tart, citrusy flavor of raspberries. They do not only taste fantastic but did you know that raspberries are real super foods too? What makes raspberries so incredibly healthy is their diversity and richness of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory phytonutrients, including flavonoids as quercetin, various anthocyanins and stilbenoids such as resveratrol. The high levels of these various phytonutrients present in raspberries are effective at protecting us against free radical damage and inflammation and can even help fight off inflammatory-induced chronic disease. As an athlete, eating foods high in phytonutrients is essential for recovery. Exercise is a form of stress and even causes inflammation in the body. Inflammation is your body’s way healing from the increased stress hormone levels and micro-muscle tears that your training has caused. Adding anti-inflammatory foods to your diet will significantly help speed up your recovery process. Make sure though that you always buy organic raspberries as research shows that organic raspberries are significantly higher in antioxidants than non-organic raspberries.
- 10 leaves of romaine lettuce
- 1 cup of raspberries
- 2 cups of young coconut juice
- 2 Pink Lady apples, steels off and cored
- 1 tbsp of flax seeds
- 1 tbsp of hemp seeds
- 1 lime, juice
Instructions Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender, pulse until smooth and enjoy your Raspberry Lime Apple Smoothie for breakfast or after your work-out to boost your recovery.