What to eat and drink after a long surf session? Your body needs to replenish nutrients and energy that it spent while you were in water for hours, endlessly duck-diving and frantically paddling for countless waves. In the moment, it is easy to forget about a fatigue and be absolutely focused on the next wave.
But once you get out, the massive hunger usually comes.
We’ll teach you here how to prepare an easy and super-healthy smoothie to put the best possible nutrition into your body right when you need it.
How to make your own post-surf smoothie in 5 easy steps:
1. Choose a base liquid
Nut milk (quinoa milk or almond milk), coconut water, organic fruit juice (no sweeteners) or pure water. This is your base – pour it in to the blender first.
2. Pick one fruit
Anything you may at home – fresh or frozen. Bananas, oranges, mango, pineapple, berries…
3. Pick one leafy green
Adding greens such as 2 cups of romaine, spinach or a cup of kale adds more vitamins and goodness to your drink.
4. Pick one herb
Feel free to experiment with mint, cilantro, basil, parsley or argula for extra flavour and vitamins. All you will need is a small handful.
5. Optional: add superfood boost
To build muscle, a scoop of protein powder will make it an excellent post-workout drink. Otherwise you can try maccha green tea, reishi, turmeric, supergreens (wheatgrass etc.) or tocotrienols. Each of these superfoods adds further benefits.
- 2 cups of coconut water,
- 1 banana,
- 1 scoop of protein powder,
- a small handful of mint and
- 1 cup of kale.
- Add everything to blender and enjoy chilled.
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