17 Jan Pre-workout Lion’s Mane Pineapple smoothie
Lion’s Mane pre-workout smoothie benefits
This green pre-workout Lion’s Mane mushroom smoothie is not only incredibly tasty, but it also contains some pretty healthy ingredients, like spinach, pineapple, and Lion’s Mane.
When used regularly, Lion’s Mane can provide you with more energy and focus throughout your day. Research shows that these funky looking fungi also stimulates nerve growth factor (NGF) within the brain. NGF’s are proteins that are mainly responsible for the development, maintenance repair, and survival of the brain. With our hectic lives nowadays, this sounds like a welcome enrichment and perfect for a green pre-workout mushroom smoothie!
Lion’s Mane mushroom history
Lion’s Mane mushroom (Hericium Erinaceus) or know in Japan as Yamabushitake, has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, and a lot of research nowadays confirms what the ancients already knew about this amazing fungi.
Lion’s Mane mushrooms also are naturally rich in proteins, fiber, vitamins, and minerals and are low in calories and fats.
We probably all remember how Popeye went from 0 to 100 after consuming a can of spinach. That, and the fact that research has shown that it really is a superfood, we have also added this to the pre-workout Lion’s Mane smoothie.
Spinach is rich in vitamins A, C and K, magnesium, iron, and manganese. And it also provides you with the required levels of magnesium in your body, which helps you to generate energy throughout your day.
Benefits of pineapple in this pre-workout mushroom smoothie
Last but not least, we also added some pineapple to the green pre-workout Lion’s Mane mushroom smoothie mix.
Among other vitamins and nutrients, pineapples are especially rich in vitamin C and manganese, providing 131% and 76% of the daily recommendations, individually, and just like Lion’s Mane, they are they’re also packed with healthy antioxidants.
This beautiful looking fruit may also promote better digestion because pineapples contain a group of digestive enzymes known as bromelain, that help better break down foods.
Ingredients for two servings:
Green pre-workout Lion’s Mane mushroom smoothie for your daily health
- 2 teaspoons of Lion’s Mane Powder
- 400 grams of pineapple (fresh or frozen)
- 4 handfull of fresh spinach
- 450 ml of coconut milk
- optional 1 banana to make it more creamy
INSTRUCTIONS GREEN PRE-WORKOUT SMOOTHIE
- Add all ingredients to a blender. Blend until smooth. Enjoy!