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This Post-Workout Citrus Smoothie Bowl Makes Exercise Worth It

 

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)

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp organic turmeric
  • 1 oz crushed pistachio
  • 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup diced cantaloupe
Method
Blend!
Duration: 00:39. Last Updated On: 2017-06-12

Difficulty: Easy

Nutrition Information

Recipe Serves 1
Nutrition Information Based on a Single Serving
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value*
Calories
329
16.45% Complete
16%
Fat
13g
20.0% Complete
20%
Cholesterol
2mg
0.666666666667% Complete
1%
Sodium
74mg
3.21739130435% Complete
3%
Carbohydrates
37g
28.6821705426% Complete
29%
Fiber
7g
28.0% Complete
28%
Sugar
26g
52.0% Complete
52%
Protein
21g
41.1764705882% Complete
41%
*Percent Daily Value are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Dietary Needs

Lower Sodium
Lower Sodium
Gluten Free
Gluten Free
Lower Cholesterol
Lower Cholesterol
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
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