After a hard workout, I’m always looking for high anti-inflammatory power and protein foods. I came up with this spoonie (smoothies so thick you can eat them with a spoon) after a workout full of squats. My workout, along with the fact that spring is peeking around the corner, had me craving figs – which are full of fiber, vitamins, minerals and natural sugar to replenish depleted stores of glycogen. It also contains ginger which reduces inflammation and contains plant protein to repair muscle. Not only is this recipe VERY simple, but is also a nutritional powerhouse with all the ingredients! Come enjoy this delicious smoothie after a hard work out!
Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:
By Ryan Warren, Nutritionist
Cantaloupe and Fig Green Spoonie
1 cup almond milk
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 cup cantaloupe (cubed)
1 scoop of vanilla plant protein of your choice
1″ piece ginger root
Handful of mixed greens
1 teaspoon hemp seeds
1 teaspoon cacao nibs
2 dried figs (sliced)
1. Place all but the last three ingredients into a blender and mix until smooth.
2. Pour into serving bowl or jar and top with hemp seeds, cacao nibs and fig. Enjoy!
Per Serving: Calories: 394; Total Fat: 13g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 2g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 619mg; Potassium: 1087mg; Carbohydrate: 41g; Fiber: 13g; Sugar: 26g; Protein: 30g
Nutrition Bonus: Vit A: 148%; Vit C: 115%; Calcium 62%; Iron: 19%
You Might Also Like
How does a nice tall subtly sweet, seriously creamy, perfectly spiced, secretly healthy, Golden Spiced Vanilla Latte sound? You guys, this smoothie, is anything but “vanilla” ! It pretty much tastes like gingerbread soft serve and I am here for...
I really, like REALLY REALLY, love pizza but as I’ve stated before it’s usually a pretty heavy meal and I’m not so much a fan of that “I ate way too much!” feeling. So, I’m all about converting my favorite dishes into lighter and healthie...
If you’re looking for a quick and easy, fuss free yet incredible flavorful way to spice up your fish to add to your weekly lunch or dinner rotation then look no further friend, this sweet and spicy, sugar free, 6 minute chipotle BBQ salmon is exa...
By Further Food
Go back to those bright summer days with this Tropical Green Smoothie! Its vibrant colors and refreshing look go perfectly with its refreshing, light taste. A mix of antioxidant-rich tropical fruits like mangos, oranges and pineapples with heart-heal...
These Green Superfood Smoothie Parfaits have been on rotation over here and for a good reason! They’re delicious, loaded with nutrients, and contain ingredients that are known to promote breast milk production. Ever since having my baby 3 months...
Low carb, high protein and super simple to make… it’s like everyone’s dreams came true and arrived in the form of a breakfast egg cup! And just because this recipe is low carb doesn’t mean it is low in flavor. These Low Carb Egg Muffins are p...