Pineapple Mango Banana Smoothie Recipe
Makes 1 serving
- 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
- 1/2 frozen banana
- ¼ cup pineapple chunks (fresh or canned)
- ¼ cup frozen mango chunks
- ¼ cubed avocado
- 1 cup nonfat milk
- 1 teaspoon fish oil
- Place all ingredients (except ice) into a blender and mix until smooth.
- Add ice and blend to achieve desired thickness.
Nutrition facts (per serving): calories 382, total fat 11 g, saturated fat 2 g, protein 32 g, sodium 167 mg, carbs 45 g, fiber 7 g
Recovery whey: Feeling shot after an intense workout? A report published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition studied the difference in post-exercise fatigue with whey protein vs. casein and found that those who supplemented with whey protein two to three times per day experienced much less muscle fatigue during their workout than those who used casein.
Banana bonanza: A study published in the journal PLOS ONE compared bananas with sports drinks after exercise and found that bananas provide the same performance benefits as sports drinks.
Pineapple power: This tropical treat not only adds sweetness to smoothies but also contains a powerful digestive enzyme known as bromelain, which has been shown to reduce symptoms of delayed onset muscle soreness after an intense workout.
Flex with fish oil: A study published in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine found that supplementing with fish oil every day can reduce soreness and inflammation after a tough workout.