By Cheryl LeCroy, Creativejuicesconsulting.com in partnership with Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats & Programs
During 24 Hours of Booty, I meet both cyclists and survivors. And part of the fun at our Wind River booth is creating new smoothie recipes on the spot. In years past, we have developed such drinks as, "Embrace the Booty" and "The Booty Shake". Not only is this fun but it is also so important because each body has its own individual & nutritional needs...especially during intense exercise on hot days.
This year, with temps soaring in the 90s, we focused on light, frothy, cool, refreshing drinks with lots of fruits and veggies...and as always, every drink began with fresh, organic and whole colorful foods. We created several new recipes but my favorite; "Robert's Recovery Drink" Robert sampled several of our drinks throughout the day and had such an interest in wholesome healing foods. After riding many many laps, Robert stopped by our booth parched and requesting a drink for recovery. As we discussed how he was feeling, we hand picked the ingredients for his smoothie....orange juice for the sugars, vitamin C, potassium and vitamins..........banana for B6, potassium, fiber.....carrot for added vitamins and fiber......kale for antioxidants, vitamin K, low calorie fiber.... lemon, mint and ginger for vitamins and pure thirst quench....oats for sustaining fiber....whole soy for protein...coconut water for vitamins, sodium and fiber...and cinnamon because it just felt right! Intuition is often an important part a body's nutritional decisions.
And Voila, a new super charged recovery smoothie was born! Thanks again Robert, and happy cycling! And Thank you 24 Hours of Booty for supporting the cancer community including Wind River Cancer Wellness Retreats & Programs!
10 ounces Orange Juice
16 ounce bag frozen pineapple
1 handful organic kale
2 slices lemon, peeled
1 orange peeled, with pith
4 leaves mint
6 green grapes
¼ cup organic oats
1 inch candied ginger
1 scoop Whole Soy® Protein powder
5 ounces coconut water
1 dash cinnamon
Place all ingredients in VitaMix® and blend until smooth. Enjoy Robert’s RECOVERY after vigorous exercise. This drink was developed at 24 Hours of Booty® after Robert had completed cycling MANY Booty laps and helped me choose ingredients based on the Recovery his body needed….Thanks Robert!