Yesterday I finally made it to the gym. Yay! These days I’d choose an hour at the gym over an hour at the day spa (well really I would pick both). Lennox doesn’t particularly like the day care at the gym and I’m right there with him on that, so I sneak off to the gym when my family is available to hang out with the little dude. Unfortunately, because I don’t get to go as regularly as I would like, I tend to go a little overboard. Yesterday was no exception. In my book there isn’t much that is better than that day after soreness from a good workout…to a point. So to combat what I felt was a little too much of a good thing I made this smoothie.
Strawberry Lemongrass Smoothie
1 cup coconut milk
1 handful of ice
1 tsp chlorella(high in protein and B12)
1 tsp chia seeds (helps speed recovery)
1/2 tsp to 1 tsp agave nectar (or sweeten as you choose)
4 drops doTERRA lemongrass
Directions: Whizz in blender and thank me later!
As an athlete, lemongrass is one of my favorite essential oils. Not only does it smell divine (at least I think so), it is awesome in so many ways. It’s an anti-inflammatory, after exercise it promotes relief of lactic acid build up (great for rubbing on sore muscles), it can increase athletic performance by increasing blood circulation, and it enhances energy. Lemongrass is a mild diuretic and cleansing to the bladder and kidneys. It can reduce cholesterol, relieve chronic fatigue symptoms, it stimulates and strengthens the nervous system. Lemongrass is a great way to wake up the lymphatic system and it invigorates and strengthens the entire body. Doesn’t is sound like the perfect addition to a morning smoothie? I thought so too!
Now, be careful though. Not all essential oils are safe to take internally. Even most therapeutic grade essential oils clearly state on the bottle – not safe for consumption. That is why I only use doTERRA’s CPTG (certified pure therapuetic grade) essential oils. doTERRA’s oil are beyond therapeutic grade, they are beyond organic and 100% safe to take interally for this reason. They even have a FDA supplement facts label on the bottle. I get my oils at wholesale prices, if you are interested in finding out more about doTERRA’s fabulous oils message me at veganfamila(at)gmail(dot)com. I’ll happily send you some to try out in your own recipes.