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by Lizzy Marsh
September 21, 2016
Photography by Rachel Korinek
WOMEN'S CYCLING BROUGHT TO YOU BY ORBEA
This green smoothie is a creamy, delicious ‘skin food.’ With avocado, peppermint and coconut oil on the ingredients list, it’s jam-packed with fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins that will promote a healthy glow on the inside and out. Not only is this combination of ingredients designed to feed your skin, it will also provide you with a dose of high quality saturated fats to keep you fuller for longer and is a fantastic part of a morning routine.
This smoothie is the perfect pre-ride nutrition hit. It contains coconut oil, which is a special type of fat comprised largely of medium chain triglycerides. These are unique among fats in that they are used very efficiently by the body as an energy source and rarely get stored in fat cells, instead helping boost you up those hills.
Simply blend all the ingredients in a powerful blender until smooth and creamy.
*If you’re sensitive to raw greens, you can lightly steam them before adding to your smoothie. This can be a little gentler on the digestive system, particularly during the cooler months.