Lychee and Aloe Protein Smoothie
I love the pulpy and perfumy flavor and smell of lychees and aloe, I put them together to make this flavorful treat. I also love the aloe drinks you can find at Asian markets. The aloe drinks have no sugar added and they are good for hydrating. To me this was an easy connection to make. It turned out as good as I hoped it would. Try this easy smoothie recipe below.
If you don’t know what lychees are they are not leeches. They are a pulpy fruit with a outer shell that grow on trees in Southeast Asia. They also grow other warm parts of the world. They are increasingly available in mixed drinks and at Boba tea shops. There are a lot of products made from them and made to taste like them. You’ve go to try them if you haven’t. I love them.
Calculating How Much Protein to Add
When I took nutrition for sport and fitness as part of my bachelors degree the formula was 1.4-1.8 grams of protein/ kilogram of body weight. You will have to have some protein powder, whey is the most absorbable by the body. You can quickly convert pounds to kilograms at this site to calculate how much you weigh in kilograms.
Aloe juice drinks are really sweet and flavorful, but often have no sugar added. I bought the one in this picture at the small Asian market down the street.
My Recipe. Below is my printable recipe. Enjoy! 🙂
- 10-15 peeled and seeded lychees
- 2 cups aloe juice
- The appropriate amount of protein powder
- 1 handfull of ice
- gycomaize and or creatine if you want to add some supplements for energy as directed on the package. I used glycomaize for extra complex carbohydrates.
- Put everything in the blender and blend!