I’ve been doing the Insanity workout regimen (minus the diet plan) for the past week or so, so I’ve been trying to include smoothies into my post workout meal to get some nutrition fast to refuel. It’s been really intense, so I just want something for my body immediately so I don’t end up passing out or anything. Last week, I attempted a smoothie with kale, frozen berries and cocoa powder; that was the worst idea I’ve ever had. It was way too much cocoa powder, and it was just disgusting. I couldn’t manage to finish it. Over the weekend, though, I found a recipe for a green smoothie with spinach that sounded absolutely fantastic. It was.
This smoothie is sweet, cool and tangy, and it has a nice little kick from the ginger. And it’s chock full of healthy ingredients! You can’t taste the spinach, so don’t worry about that! It gives it the prettiest color, though.
I made one batch and split it up for the next two days. It is extremely filling, so you don’t need too much to satisfy you.
adapted from Gimme Some Oven
1 granny smith apple, cored
1 orange, peeled
1 banana, peeled
1 cup frozen spinach (or 2 cups fresh, rinsed)
1/2 t ground ginger
Place all of the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth.
It’s a bit thick, so a bit fruit juice or water might be a good idea if you want it to be thinned out.