Recipe: Fuel Down Smoothie

This is the perfect smoothie to enjoy after a long, hard workout!

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8oz Suja Fuel
A great source of potassium, a key electrolyte that helps restore hydration levels. Also contains turmeric which aids with inflammation from tearing the muscle fibers during a workout.

1 small frozen banana
High in complex carbohydrates to help replenish glycogen stores in the muscles after a workout. Also helps make the smoothie luxurious and creamy!

1tsp spirulina
This green powder is 60% protein and it’s full amino acid profile can help build muscle. It can also oxygenate the muscles which may reduce soreness.

1T soaked chia seeds
These little guys boast protein, inflammation fighting omega-3 fats, and can help rehydrate muscles because they carry liquid when soaked. 

1 scoop sprouted vanilla brown rice, pea, hemp, goat, or whey protein
This helps the muscle fibers repair post workout and build.

1tsp camu camu
This highest plant kingdom source of Vitamin C can help boost immunity which is compromised immediately following a workout and may also support the adrenals.

1tsp maca
Exercise is a stress on the body so this natural adaptogen helps the body adjust. Maca is also a natural hormone balancer.

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Annie Lawless

Annie Lawless

Annie Lawless, Co-Founder of Suja Juice and Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC), developed a passion for health and nutrition as a teenager after years of managing her own food sensitivities. She saw her health vastly improve when she began juicing and following a modified organic diet. Annie strengthened her knowledge for health and nutrition through her work as a yoga instructor and during her training at the Integrative Institute for Nutrition to become a Certified Holistic Health Coach. When not in the kitchen or on the road, Annie spearheads consumer education for Suja, which ranges from blogging on behalf of the brand, sharing her innovative recipe creations on Suja’s social media platforms and her personal favorite, one-on-one interaction with Suja fans.