Fig, Blackberry and Apple Post Workout Drink

Fig, Blackberry & Apple Post Workout Drink, is an autumnal powerhouse, perfect after a workout or even for breakfast.
Fig, Blackberry & Apple Post Workout Drink
Fig, Blackberry and Apple Post Workout Drink

This Fig, Blackberry and Apple Post Workout Drink is the perfect autumnal smoothie. It’s the best way to enjoy a healthy drink while supporting local produce.

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Fig, Blackberry and Apple Post Workout Drink

This is going to be a really quick write up, as there really isn’t a whole lot to say about it! I went for my usual run, did some weights when I got back, then opened the fridge to see what I had to zap up for a post workout drink.

Saw some figs, some blackberries and lots of apples! Perfect, I thought, autumn in a glass! So we’ve got

  • figs
  • blackberries
  • apples
  • soya milk (you can use whatever you like)
  • chia seeds
  • protein powder, unflavoured

So simple, using what I had in the fridge for a delicious restorative drink. You can add your usual amount of creatine in there if you use it, for the complete post workout drink.

Protein Powder in your Smoothie

If you don’t consume protein powder, then just omit it. It really does depend on how much protein you are aiming for in your workout nutrition, or your diet, generally. The chia seeds also contribute towards the total protein in the drink.

Personally, I swear by protein powders, ever since I was introduced to it by a gym instructor when I was about 20 or so. And since my kids went vegetarian a few years back, even more reason for it now, as I don’t consume as much meat.

Protein is important as you grow older, to maintain strength and muscle mass, as well as bone health. The older you get, the less efficient your body is in processing it, so make sure you get enough through your food, in whatever form.

I’m allowing for an optional teaspoon of honey, depending on how tart your fruits are, you may need it. But that’s just a matter of taste.

Purple Smoothie

This post workout drink is also good for you because purple foods are good for you! There is no way you could have missed all the “eatmorepurple” articles littering the media since late last year. So, here we go:

Purple, blue and deep red foods contain anthocyanins. Anthocyanins are powerful antioxidants, which we all know, is good for you! Just include purple food in your diet, and you’re set for life!

I did say quick post, didn’t I? Kind of. Shall we get our aprons on?

If you like the recipe, don’t forget to leave me a comment and that all important, 5-star rating! Thank you!

And if you make the recipe, share it on any platform and tag me @azlinbloor, and hashtag it #linsfood

Lin xx

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Fig, Blackberry and Apple Post Workout Protein Smoothie

Fig, Blackberry & Apple Post Workout Drink, is an autumnal powerhouse, perfect after a workout or even for breakfast.
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Course: Healthy Recipes
Cuisine: International
Keyword: healthy, smoothies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1
Calories: 257kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor

Equipment

  • Knife
  • chopping
  • Blender
  • tall glass

Ingredients

  • 125 ml soya milk or any milk of your choice
  • 2 figs halved
  • 1 apple peeled and chopped up roughly
  • 1 handful blackberries
  • 1 serving flavourless protein powder
  • 1 tsp creatine optional
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 tsp honey only if you need it

Instructions

  • Place everything in a blender and blend to a smooth paste.

Nutrition

Calories: 257kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 68mg | Potassium: 655mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 779IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 255mg | Iron: 2mg
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3 thoughts on “Fig, Blackberry and Apple Post Workout Drink”

  1. Gareth Watson

    This is great, Azlin, glad I saw it today, on a Monday! Will pick some figs up at lunch, and make this up for after the gym tonight. Many thanks.

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