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California Avocado Pineapple Recovery Smoothie

Total time:

5 min

Prep time:

5 min

Cook time:

n/a

California Avocado Pineapple Recovery Smoothie

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This quick and easy post workout recovery smoothie could also be called a nutrient-packed "recovery smoothie" as it provides good source of fiber (18% DV) and (15% DV) potassium, an essential dietary mineral and electrolyte that helps your nerves function and muscles to contract. For athletes, fluids and electrolytes are recommended before, during and after exercise to sustain total body water. This tasty treat also provides and 90% DV vitamin C and 20% DV calcium to help your body recover.

Ingredients

Serving Size: 1

1/4 ripe, Fresh California Avocado, seeded and peeled
1 1/4 cups baby spinach, organic
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
3/4 cup frozen pineapple, chopped
3/4 cup 1% low-fat milk

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

  1. Blend thoroughly and enjoy!

Serving Suggestion: Non-dairy alternatives can substitute milk. Easy ways to boost the protein content in your recovery smoothie is to add a scoop of protein powder. 

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 210; Total Fat 7 g (Sat 2 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 0.5 g, Mono 4 g); Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 120 mg; Potassium 597 mg; Total Carbohydrates 31 g; Dietary Fiber 5 g; Total Sugars 22 g; Protein 8 g; Vitamin A 206 mcg; Vitamin C 78 mg; Calcium 284 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 2 mcg; Folate 65 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.07 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 25%; Vitamin C 90%; Calcium 20%; Iron 10 %; Vitamin D 10%. 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Mitzi is an award-winning sports nutritionist, a best selling author, registered dietitian, and media expert who has been seen on LIVE! With Kelly & Michael, The Dr. Oz Show, and CNN.

Mitzi authored The Pinterest Diet and co-authored The All-Pro Diet with NFL future Hall-of-Famer, Tony Gonzalez.

Mitzi was the team sports nutritionist for the 2015 World Series Champions, Kansas City Royals, working with them for 11 seasons. She was the team nutritionist for the Kansas City Chiefs over 8 seasons and previously the Golden State Warriors sports nutrition consultant.

Mitzi is a sought after nutrition expert by the media and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, US Weekly, Family Circle, Shape, Oprah.com, FoodNetwork.com, ESPN.com and Glamour.com.

Mitzi is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog is part of their partnership with our organization.

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