I woke up after yesterday’s race with a very sore left ankle. Otherwise I feel pretty good.
I wanted to enjoy some of the anti-inflammatory properties of blueberries. I had also picked up some dehydrated goji berries at the natural food market last week. Oh She Glows has a post about rehydrating goji berries to use them in smoothies.
Goji berries (also known as wolfberries) have some interesting proposed properties for race recovery:
- Strengthen legs
- Improved circulation
- Improved immune system
Soaking goji berries for a couple hours takes them from tough dried fruits to plump and delicious. They become fantastic smoothie material.
When blended with almond milk, blueberries and a frozen banana, they make a great recovery drink.
- ¼ cup goji Berries, soaked until soft and puffy
- ½ cup blueberries
- 1 whole banana, frozen
- 1 cup almond milk
- Soak goji berries for a couple hours until soft and puffy. Drain water.
- Place ingredients in a blender.
I almost took pictures of this smoothie in full sunshine. I moved it into the shade to get a better shot of this smoothie.