Make This Sangria-Inspired Smoothie For A Post-Workout Boost
While we've got our favorite go-to smoothie formula down to a T, we're still always looking for something new and delicious to try. And a smoothie with a cocktail inspiration that includes collagen peptides? That's definitely something we're eager to sip.
This easy recipe, from A Balanced Approach to PCOS by Melissa Groves Azzaro RDN, L.D., is the perfect thing to make for a post-workout meal or a fun breakfast option. "So many smoothies are overly sweet to me," says Azzaro, "and I've always loved a sweet-tart sangria." And so, she thought up this sangria-inspired smoothie, which has a collagen boost to support a healthy gut.*
And in fact, every ingredient in the recipe was carefully chosen for its particular benefits. "Pomegranate and citrus can help the body detox excess estrogen from the body and are high in antioxidants," explains Azzaro. "Raspberries are high in fiber and vitamin D. Adding cinnamon1 helps keep blood sugar balanced."
Makes 1 serving
- ½ cup pomegranate juice
- ½ cup water
- ½ medium orange, peeled and sectioned
- ¼ cup fresh or frozen raspberries
- 2 tablespoons collagen peptides or unflavored protein powder
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 ice cube
Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
Eliza Sullivan is an SEO Editor at mindbodygreen, where she writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She received a B.S. in journalism and B.A. in english literature with honors from Boston University, and she has previously written for Boston Magazine, TheTaste.ie, and SUITCASE magazine.