Nutrition

Recover the Natural Way

Shrink your recovery time and bounce back faster with these proven natural anti-inflammatories.

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Ultimate Recovery Smoothie

Turmeric-Chia Blast

 

This delicious drink recipe from Leith Hill, founder of the popular NYC restaurant Ellary’s Greens, is packed with recovery-boosting ingredients, including natural anti-inflammatories, antioxidants, and muscle-building amino acids. Give it a whirl after your next tough workout.

Makes: 1 serving

1 cup frozen pineapple
1⁄2 banana*(can be omitted for lower sugar) 
1⁄2 tsp turmeric powder or small pinky-size fresh turmeric root 
1 tbsp chia seeds 
1 tbsp shredded coconut (or coconut meat)
1 lime, peeled
1 cup water or coconut water

Directions:
1. Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender and blend on high until smooth.

 

Power Trio

Bromelain, a unique mixture of enzymes found only in pineapple, may reduce swelling, bruising, and healing time.

Chia seeds provide protein, calcium, omega-3 and omega-6 fats, soluble fiber, and tons of antioxidants.

Coconut water contains five essential electrolytes: sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.

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