Getting a little bored with your go-to strawberry banana smoothie? Although just about anything can go in a smoothie, it’s common to stick to the classic ingredients: peanut butter and banana, mixed berry, or tropical.
This post-cardio smoothie bowl, created by New York City-based nutritionist Sharon Richter, RD, features a unique blend of juicy oranges, cantaloupe, and turmeric. This trio gives the smoothie bowl its bright and mesmerizing golden color, as well as its impressive nutritional content: fiber, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and immunity-boosting vitamin C.
FYI: That magnesium is pretty important after a long run: It may play a role with fatigue and weakness. Other great sources of magnesium are dark leafy greens, beans, figs, avocado, and dark chocolate (sweet!).
To bulk up the muscle-boosting protein of this post-cardio smoothie bowl, the recipe includes plain, nonfat Greek yogurt, and crushed pistachios. Greek yogurt goes through a straining process that packs the final product with more protein (sometimes twice as much as regular yogurt). And you’ve probably heard that pistachios are a great source of heart-healthy fats.
To top this post-cardio smoothie bowl, play around with whatever’s lying around in your fridge or pantry. Everything in this list of smoothie bowl toppings is about 35 calories each, so mix and match to taste:
Almond Slices – ½ tbsp. (26.5 calories)
Hemp Seeds – ½ tbsp. (27.5 calories)
Strawberries – ½ cup, sliced (27 calories)
Kiwi – 6 slices (30 calories)
Coconut Flakes - sprinkle – ¼ tbsp. (23 calories)
Cacao nibs – 1 tsp. (19 calories)
Cinnamon – ½ tsp. (3 calories)
Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) - ½ tbsp. (24 calories)
Banana – 6 slices (32 calories)
Blueberries – ¼ cup (21 calories)
Blackberries – ½ cup (31 calories)
Goji berries – 1 tbsp. (18 calories)
Raspberries – ½ cup (32 calories)
Flax Seeds - ½ tbsp. (24.5 calories)
Pomegranate seeds - ¼ cup (35 calories)
Matcha powder – 2 tsp. – (24 calories)
Mint leaves – garnish (0 calories)
Mango - three slices – ¼ cup (27 calories)