You have probably read about banana being a great workout recovery food because of their high levels of potassium, but did you know that pumpkins are another great source of potassium?

Around this time of year the supermarkets suddenly have a lot of pumpkins in preparation for Halloween. Pumpkins are not just for carving; they are very versatile ingredients in the kitchen and key to this delicious smoothie, that is also great for post-workout recovery.

Pumpkin Power Smoothie IngredientsJuicy Ingredients

  • Flesh of 1/4 medium sized pumpkin
  • 2 apples
  • 1 thumb sized chunk of ginger (or a bit more if you are feeling brave!)
  • 1 banana (fresh or frozen)
  • 1/2 grated nutmug
  • Optional: 1 heaped tablespoon of organic pea or hemp protein powder

How to Make It

Juice the pumpkin, apples and ginger and then blend with the banana and grated nutmeg. Depending on the intensity of your training, you may also want to add the optional organic pea or hemp protein powder. If using pea protein or hemp protein, simply put the powder in the blender with the other ingredients.

Pumpkin Power Smoothie

Pumpkin Power Post-Workout Smoothie

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