You might think it’s a little strange to add turmeric to a smoothie but I’ve found it’s a great way to sneak this beautiful super food into your diet on a regular basis. Turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory properties making it a great addition to this orange mango smoothie for post-workout recovery. Turmeric is also high in antioxidants and studies have shown that it may prevent a myriad of diseases. Sounds good to me! And it actually works very nicely with the sweetness of the orange and mango in this delicious smoothie.
Protein and Carbs For Workout Recovery
Other than the turmeric, this orange mango smoothie is high in protein, clean carbs, healthy fats and contains cinnamon, all the fixings you need to help you recover from a tough workout.
I also like to add glutamine to my post-workout smoothies. This is totally optional, but it has been shown to have a significant effect on the body’s rate of repair. It’s also great for boosting immunity, improving digestion and alleviating physical and mental stress.
I don’t usually have much of an appetite immediately after training so smoothies are a great choice for me. Plus this one is so delicious, I already can’t wait to have it again tomorrow morning!!
Orange Mango Smoothie
Sunshine in a cup, mango orange julius, creamy dreamy mango surprise, summertime mango breezer….these could all be alternate names for this delight. What would you call it?
Whatever you call it, this smoothie is thick and creamy with tons of flavour. You will love it for breakfast, after a hard workout, for an afternoon snack or even for dessert. Try reducing the liquid used and eating it with a spoon like soft serve!Print
- 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1 scoop Vega Performance Protein in Vanilla
- 1 cup frozen mango chunks
- 1 navel orange
- 2 tbsp cashew butter (sub. with almond or peanut butter or tahini)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp turmeric
- 5 g fermented l-glutamine (optional)
- Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth and enjoy!
If it’s too thick, just add a little more almond milk or eat as is with a spoon!