SPONSOR FOCUS: The How-To Smoothie Guide For Busy Athletes

By Tammy Fry (Director of Meat Free Mondays, plant-based nutrition expert and champion athlete)

As a highly active plant-based athlete, one of my go-to nutrition tools are smoothies. All the smoothies I make pre and post my workouts contain Kasha, Fry’s 100% plant-based cereal which is packed with protein and superfoods, is natural, low in sugar, low GI and 100% vegan. Kasha comes in two delicious flavors: Cacao, and Vanilla & Chia, and includes superfoods like moringa, cinnamon and chia seeds to help boost your metabolism, improve digestion and help you sustain an active lifestyle.

Here are two of my favourite smoothie recipes that keep me going during my training.

  • Fuel It Up: Pre-Workout Protein Smoothie
  • Keep it Hydrated: Refreshing Green Smoothie

Fuel It Up: Pre-Workout Protein Smoothie

Blend, drink and fuel! Power up your body in the right way for an ultimate workout session.

Makes 1 large serving or 2 small servings

Ingredients

4 tbsp Cacao Kasha

2 frozen bananas

1 ½ cups dairy-free milk of choice

3 pitted dates

¼ cup raw almonds (soaked overnight, optional)

¼ cup oats

1 tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp vanilla extract

Method

Add all ingredients in a high powered blender and blend until thick and creamy.

Adjust sweetness and consistency to suit your preferences.

If you want it icier, add a few ice cubes, or more liquid to the blender. Use less liquid if you want your smoothie thicker.

Keep it Hydrated: Refreshing Green Smoothie

Sip back and relax with this quencher of a smoothie for brighter skin, greater energy and improved hydration!

Makes 1 large serving or 2 small servings

Ingredients 

2 tbsp Vanilla and Chia Kasha

1 large handful of spinach

1 cup coconut water

1 frozen banana

1 pear, chopped

1/3 cup cucumber, chopped

1 tsp spirulina

1 tsp cinnamon

1 small knob of fresh ginger

Method

Add the spinach and the coconut water in a high-powered blender and blend until smooth.

Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender and blend until creamy. Adjust sweetness and consistency to suit your preferences.

If you want it icier, add a few ice cubes, or more liquid to the blender. Use less liquid if you want your smoothie thicker.

For more recipes download the free Kasha Breakfast Book here: https://www.fryfamilyfood.com/za/our-cookbooks/

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About Tammy Fry:

An avid crossfitter, 5th dan karateka and many times South African national champion, self-defense coach, surfer, business woman, public speaker, and mum of two young boys, Tammy Fry embodies health and wellness. She is the 2017 Australian Open and Queensland karate champion and was recently named in the Top Eight women who are changing the world for animals through food by Female First UK.

Tammy was born in Durban, South Africa in 1981. Her father, Wally Fry, grew up as an animal farmer and meat was a staple in his everyday diet. Tammy’s mother, Debbie Fry (a lifelong vegetarian) raised Tammy as a vegetarian. Together they helped to inspire Wally to embrace a vegetarian diet and sparked the creation of The Fry Family Food Company.

After receiving her BCom (Hons) in Marketing and Economics, Tammy joined The Fry Family Food Co. as the only marketer in the business. Now with over a decade’s experience at the helm of marketing the company, Tammy is guided by nutritional expertise, a love of fitness, the environment and outdoor lifestyle.

Enabling others to live a happier and more energetic lifestyle through plant-based nutrition is the cornerstone of Tammy’s passion.  She uses her blog (seed-blog.com) and her Seed Workshops to share recipes, lifestyle tips and plant-based advocacy ideas.

Tammy is also the director of Meat Free Mondays Australia and South Africa which encourages a reduction in animal product consumption as one of the major solutions to unsustainable food choices, global warming and animal cruelty.

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