Healthy Recipes

Performance-Enhancing Durian Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Post-workout carbs just got a bit more exotic.

Durian Fruit
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Calories 675
Protein 27g
Fat 28g
Carbs 91g
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Never heard of durian? Not surprising. This fruit has a stench so powerful that it’s been deemed illegal to bring into public places in Asia. Still, if you can get past the aroma, durian is loaded with vitamin C, which plays an essential role in recovery, packing 80% of your daily value into a 357-calorie one-cup serving.

Performance-Enhancing Durian Fruit Smoothie Recipe Servings: 2 12 oz.
You'll need
  • 1 scoop protein powder
  • 1 durian fruit, pit removed
  • ½ avocado
  • 1 cup ice
  • 1 ¼ cups vanilla almond milk
  • 1 tbsp chopped hazelnut for garnish
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder for garnish

It’s also full of other vitamins and minerals, like copper, manganese, vitamin B6 and thiamin, which has been found to enhance athletic performance. Surprisingly, one serving has more potassium than a banana—1,060 milligrams. If you can brave the powerful odor, then slice into one and reap the benefits. Just not around us.

1. In a blender, add the durian, avocado, ice, almond milk, and protein, and blend together until smooth.
2. Pour into a glass and top it off with chopped hazelnut dusted with some cocoa powder.
3. Serve cold.