This purple smoothie is a great source of potassium and gets its color from purple potatoes and pomegranate juice. Containing 119 grams of carbohydrates and 19 grams of protein, this smoothie may aid in post-exercise recovery. Give it a try!
4 small purple potatoes
- 1 small banana, frozen
- 1 cup pomegranate juice
- 2 Tablespoons unflavored or vanilla whey protein powder
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 handful of ice cubes
- Place potatoes (whole, with skin-on) on a microwave-safe plate and pierce with a fork 2-3 times. Microwave on high until soft, 4-6 minutes. Remove from microwave and cool until next step.
- Blend all ingredients, including potatoes, in a blender until smooth. Add more honey or banana to sweeten as desired. Add more ice to thicken.
Microwave or boil the potatoes ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to use them. Try placing the potatoes and the banana in a Ziploc bag in the freezer for even faster post-exercise prep.