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%
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