Want to Pump Up Your Workout? Try This Yummy Smoothie
This summer we're smoothie-obsessed. We're ditching high-sugar drinks and heavy-chemical sips in favor of bursting-with-vitamins smoothies.
In our June issue, we begged smoothie master Alex Vandermark (owner of The Juicery in Portsmouth, New Hampshire) to teach us how to make his Pine-Ango-Beet-Tango, a yummy brew of tropical fruits, strawberries, and beets. The vitamin-dense concoction is perfect for gym rats since root vegetables increase energy, stimulate blood flow, and aid in muscle recovery.
Need an extra oomph? Add a tablespoon of flaxseed oil to Vandermark's recipe to deliver a big dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which lower cholesterol, improve memory, and ease joint pain.
Read on for the yummy smoothie recipe to chase your next major gym session.
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2 ½ cups
½ cup frozen mango chunks
½ cup frozen strawberries
½ cup frozen pineapple chunks
¼ medium-size beet, peeled and chopped
1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
Blend ingredients for 40 seconds or until smooth.