A Fab Fit Post-Workout Green Smoothie
  • December 31, 2013
  • It might be perfect timing given that tomorrow will be America’s biggest hangover to share a green smoothie – great for replenishing your body post-workout and post night-out.

    I clearly went nuts at Trader Joe’s, but it was a delicious trip. Here’s what I threw in the blender (makes about 2 servings):

    • 2 cups of spinach
    • 1 green apple
    • 1 banana
    • 1 cup of frozen pineapple
    • 1 cup of coconut water
    • a splash (1/8 of a cup or less) of orange juice
    • 1 TBS of flax seed oil

    (Recipe adapted from Thug Kitchen – the baddest food blog in the business)

    green smoothie

    Seven ingredients make one delish drink. Fill about half of the blender with spinach and it’ll be greentastic. I chose a Bears glass for Fiance, because he will literally drink anything if it has a Chicago sports logo on it.

    Besides its wonderful flavor, here’s what great about this smoothie: Your body needs potassium. Bananas have potassium, which may or may not also help with hangovers and soreness post-workout. Flax seed oil has omega-3s – the good fat, people. Coconut water hydrates, has potassium and all sorts of scientists are raving about it.

    Happy new year!

    About Jeana Anderson Cohen

    Jeana Anderson Cohen is the founder and CEO of aSweatLife.com a destination for living your best life, with fitness as the catalyst. She's also the co-founder and head of strategy of the SweatWorking App. But before starting health-focused companies Jeana earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For the first decade of her career, she created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses her experience and her passion for wellness and SweatWorking was the natural evolution of that experience. You can find Jeana leading the team at aSweatLife, hosting aSweatLife’s monthly #Sweatworking events, and - on the rare evening off - you may find her using her Personal Training certification to coach group fitness classes across Chicago.