Post Ride Recovery Smoothie Recipe

by Ashley Ritsema

When the weather turns cold, evolutionary habits kick in and we all tend to eat more this time of year. Incorporating a detox friendly smoothie into your diet at this time of year is a great way to keep you on track, remind you to eat mindfully the rest of the day, and pack in nutrients.

The Wahoo KICKR makes it easy to get a workout in no matter how cold it is outside—or how little time you have. But post-workout nutrition is crucial in allowing you to recover and do it all over again. That’s why I love this smoothie you can make it the blink of an eye! All you need is a high speed blender – no fancy tools or equipment. I added 1 cup of greens and I even used frozen spinach so there’s no need to have fresh produce on hand to whip this up. Fresh lemon juice makes this a slightly tart smoothie while also adding some great benefits like reducing inflammation and aiding digestion. Frozen mango makes this smoothie creamy and thick and complements a green apple for the perfect combination of sweet and tart.

If you’re enjoying this post- KICKR session, I recommend adding a scoop of your favorite vanilla protein powder to amp up the nutrients and help aid muscle recovery. But this smoothie is also a great option if your just looking to cleanse and reboot pre or post holiday! This refreshing and energizing smoothie will keep you pedaling strong all holiday long.

Recipe Serves 2 hungry riders:

1 cup spinach (frozen or fresh)

1 cup mango (frozen or fresh)

1 green apple

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

1 cup water or nut milk

Optional if having post workout- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder

In a high speed blender combine all ingredients until smooth for about one minute. Once combined serve right away.