Pineapple Mango Smoothie Bowl
- Vanilla Plant Power or Paleo Power protein
- ½ cup frozen pineapple
- ½ cup frozen mango
- 1 cup coconut milk yogurt
- ½ cup coconut milk
- Kiwi slices
- Coconut flakes
- Chia seeds
- Sliced almonds
Combine and blend smoothie ingredients in a blender until smooth. Top with your favorite toppings.
Flip: Make this one green any time with a generous handful of greens.
Flip: Add fiber for even more benefits. Try chia seeds or ground flax meal. Add extra fiber with Fiber Boost for the ultimate blood sugar and gut health support. Made from at least 5 sources, my fiber product is like having a plate of food. Your body adapts better to it than to a single source. Gradually add fiber to your diet. Start by tracking your normal daily average.
After Your Workout
This Pineapple Mango Smoothie Bowl is more than a yummy treat to look for after your weight workout! And yes, you can have it any time. The healthy fat in the coconut milk and coconut yogurt together with the protein reduce the impact of sugar from the fruit.
Even though fruit can offer high nutrient density it can also have a lot of sugar. (Berries are best for low sugar and high nutrient density). After a workout, fructose, whether in some “cheap” protein powders or in fruit, can sabotage your efforts by increasing fat storage.
What and when you eat after your workout is just as important as the workout.
What to Eat After
You’re looking for clean sources of protein. For many women over 50 that means avoiding dairy too since they may intolerant to it (without being lactose intolerant). The inflammatory effects of dairy, soy, and eggs, three items that supply protein, may cause weight gain or inhibit weight loss. It’s good to test to know.
When to Eat Your Smoothie Bowl (or other high quality protein) After
Have your smoothie bowl between an hour and two hours after challenging workouts to support optimal Muscle Protein Synthesis (MPS). It’s key to maintaining your lean muscle or boosting it, to boost metabolism and reduce body fat.
You’ll burn a little more fat, especially if you’ve done that exercise in a fasted state. You’ll also get past the window where your body’s ability to use protein optimally is temporarily blunted by exercise.