A refreshing smoothie always hits the spot on a hot summer’s day. A superfood green protein smoothie is even better. This refreshing, protein-packed drink is made with delicious and nutritious plant-based ingredients, including hemp hearts, turmeric, avocado, and spinach. After a strenuous yoga flow, a refreshing treat like this delicious smoothie is much needed!
Today’s post is a combination of yoga and smoothies. I’ve always loved yoga, but have always found it difficult, due to many physical ailments, including a herniated disc in my back, and weak ankles and knees. I’ve recently taken up Mysore Ashtanga yoga, and needless to say it is extremely challenging, but at the same time so inspiring. I’ve developed a new appreciation for my body and my personal limits. As tight and inflexible as my body is, I have already noticed significant changes in my stamina and flexibility. Having said that, the one pose that I’ve yet to fully appreciate is wheel pose. In fact, I have a love/hate relationship with it. I love it because I know it is a beneficial pose for the back, but I hate it because it’s a pose I struggle with greatly. Blocks are definitely a yogi’s best friend. Since I started incorporating blocks into my practice I’ve improved my overall form and alignment, which allows me to move further and deeper into poses. Take for example wheel pose; my chest is lifted higher, my back is properly arched, and I can feel the burn in my thighs and not my lower back! It’s a work in progress, but I know with time I will improve.
And now back to the recipe! As with any post-yoga practice I always choose a nutritious and filling treat to give me energy and fill my tummy. This superfood green protein smoothie is so rich and creamy, and so full of wholesome ingredients that it not only tastes delicious, it also gives me the nutrients and protein that I need in order to get on with my day. It’s a powerhouse snack in a glass bottle, or wherever you choose to pour it! Word to the wise, steer clear of the kids when preparing this – that it, unless you want to share this delicious smoothie with them. My kids dislike plant-based milk, as well as avocado and spinach, but they devour mom’s green smoothies!