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Make This Sangria-Inspired Smoothie For A Post-Workout Boost

Eliza Sullivan
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August 25, 2020
Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer
By Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer
Eliza Sullivan is a food writer and SEO editor at mindbodygreen. She writes about food, recipes, and nutrition—among other things. She studied journalism at Boston University.
Make This Cocktail-Inspired Smoothie For A Post-Workout Boost
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August 25, 2020
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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.*

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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 cinnamon helps keep blood sugar balanced."

So next time you wrap up an at-home workout or when you've completed another run, try this citrus and berry blend for a perfect nutritious and hydrating treat.

Sangria Smoothie

Make This Cocktail-Inspired Smoothie For A Post-Workout Boost
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Makes 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

Put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth. 

Recipe from Melissa Groves Azzaro, RDN, L.D., The Hormone Dietitian, and author of A Balanced Approach to PCOS.
Eliza Sullivan
Eliza Sullivan
Food Writer

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.