Maybe that’s not a very successful name for a killer-delicious-rejuvenating smoothie? I just made it up. It has all these amazing ingredients:So a couple of weeks ago, the folks at Zola sent me two Zola juice samples – Zola Acai Pomegranate and Zola Acai Blueberry – with the challenge to think of fun and creative recipes to use them.
Of course, being fun and creative with a juice means coming up with anything but a smoothie. Juice. Smoothie. Obvious.
But come on. What better pre- or post-workout fuel is there than a power smoothie?
And I needed that power smoothie badly. Taking an easy day after Sunday’s 10K race through the Mother Nature’s fury wasn’t an option, with a 2500-yard swim and 45-minute ride on the calendar. And the next day – today – I had a one-hour ride + 30-min run brick. Massively nutritious fuel was needed!
So I whipped up the following:
- 1 bottle (12 oz) of Zola Acai Pomegranate juice
- 1 cup frozen spinach (fresh would also work, but then you’d need ice, which would dilute the drink, so pre-freeze Zola juice in an ice tray instead.)
- 1 scoop Amazing Meal Pomegranate Mango Infusion (protein/ plant and fruit extract powder – excellent stuff!)
- 1 1/2 tbsp sunflower butter (can substitute with any nut butter, sun’s my favorite)
- 1 tbsp chia seeds