This smoothie will ensure you get through even the toughest cardio or strength classes and still have enough fuel left for evening hang out.
Madeleine Murphy, the co-founder of Montauk Juice Factory, whipped up this zesty concoction and also gives us reasons why its the best thing that could happen to our work out life.
This smoothie will ensure you get through even the toughest cardio or strength classes and still have enough fuel left for evening hang out with friends.
It can also serve as a great pre-party drink according to her.
It's just a savvy way to combine ingredients to increase blood flow and deliver a crazy amount of sustainable energy.
What more? The spicy kick of jalapeño provides a powerful metabolism boost!
Heres all you need to know about this magical treat:
Beet: Its an excellent source of nitrates. This root vegetable should be every athlete's best friend. Nitrates help muscles use oxygen more efficiently, increase blood flow through the body, and improve endurance and stamina. Your body automatically responds better to exercise.
Cucumber: This naturally hydrating veggie is rich in vitamin A (a powerful antioxidant) and vitamin K. Since it is very high in water, it also helps flush out toxins.
Pineapple: The enzyme bromelain makes pineapple a natural inflammation fighter. Bromelain helps prevent muscle soreness and sports-related injuries. It also contains high concentrations of the all-important but often under-consumed manganese, a mineral that is beneficial for blood sugar control.
Parsnip: First, Parsnip is great for your skin due to a rich content of folic acid, potassium, and vitamin C. Parsnip has also been associated with improving lung function and is beneficial to those who are trying to improve their cardiovascular stamina.
Jalapeño: These hot little guys are packed with vitamin C and aid in healthy tissue repair, boost your immunity, and fight the effects of aging. Bonus: they are chock-full of the phytochemical capsaicin, which has been known to seriously rev your fat-burning potential by increasing your metabolism.