Summer is still in full swing, which means you should be on top of your juice and smoothie game. Candice Kumai, celebrity chef and author of Clean Green Drinks, has rounded up three muscle-building post-workout smoothies, and three cleansing juice recipes to keep you on track. 

1) The Peaches and Green Protein

f you haven’t experienced the wonders of pea protein yet, I suggest you give it a whirl. It delivers 9 grams of protein per serving and takes care of 30% of your daily recommended amount of iron. 

INGREDIENTS

3/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup kale
1 tablespoon green superfood
1/2 frozen banana
2 cups frozen peaches
1 teaspoon spirulina
4 tablespoons (1 scoop) protein powder

DIRECTIONS

Add ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

2) The Green Mango Booster

If you love the combo of banana and mango, you’ll love this naturally power-boosting smoothie with bee pollen and spirulina.

INGREDIENTS

11/4 cups unsweetened almond milk
2 cups baby spinach
1 cup frozen mango
1 frozen banana
1 teaspoon bee pollen
2 teaspoons spirulina
4 tablespoons (1 scoop) protein powder

DIRECTIONS

Add ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

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3) The Blueberry Protein “Power” Shake

INGREDIENTS

2 cups unsweetened almond milk
1 frozen banana
2 cups frozen blueberries
4 tablespoons (1 scoop) protein powder
1 cup ice

DIRECTIONS

Add ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.

4) The Ginger Peach

This fresh combination of peaches, ginger, kale, and coconut water will have you energized and hydrated, naturally. Kale is packed with iron, perfect for post-workout replenishing.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups kale
5 cups baby spinach
1 teaspoon fresh ginger 3⁄4 peach, pitted
1/4 cup coconut water

DIRECTIONS

Juice kale, spinach, ginger, and sliced peach into a glass. Add the coconut water and whisk well to combine.

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5) The Sweet Melon Kale Elixir

With a hint of refreshing honeydew melon, cucumber, and kale, this green juice is a sweet and hydrating way to nourish your body with natural electrolytes after the gym.

INGREDIENTS

4 cups kale
1 cup honeydew melon
1 medium cucumber
1 tablespoon lemon juice

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients into a juicer and juice. Pour into glass, whisk in lemon juice, and serve immediately.

6) The Cinnamon Beet

Cleansing, filling, and good for you? You bet! This fresh juice will reinvigorate you after a long run, and give your tired body a fresh kick.

INGREDIENTS

2 cups baby spinach
1 cup kale
1 medium beet, scrubbed, halved
1 medium cucumber
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients into a juicer and juice. Whisk in the cinnamon and serve. 

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