Chun-Li Lightning Kick Sweet Red Pre Workout Smoothie

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My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is truly a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and enjoying adequate exercise. By experimenting in the kitchen and openly sharing my meals, I learned that healthy eating is hardly boring and that by making a few adjustments, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my personal fitness goals. Our bodies are built in the kitchen and sculpted in the gym.

Calories 168
Protein 1g
Fat 1g
Carbs 35g
Total Time -

Day 3 of the 5-Day Smoothie Challenge, Street Fighter Edition, is a refreshing sweet red smoothie, made using a delicious combination of both sweet vegetables and fruits. For many, eating beets can take some getting used to, and I’ll even admit that they taste amazing when roasted.  

However, raw beets have almost twice the antioxidants of cooked beets, AND when paired with other fruits, the sweet flavors are amazing. And, the natural sugars in beets provide your body with energy before a workout so you can perform at your best.

chun li lightning kickIn the game Street Fighter, Chun-Li was known to overwhelm her opponents with a deadly lightning kick that was nearly impossible to defend. Once you get a swig of this smoothie, your taste buds will be overwhelmed by the complementary sweet flavors.  And Chun-Li will be your virtual #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday) – she’s proof that squats and lunges and plyo can do a body good.

Remember, to play you must recreate and drink the smoothie, take a picture, share it with friends & family on your social media channel with the #fitmencook hashtag and give your thoughts about the smoothie. What did you like? What would you change?  How do you feel?

Some quick benefits of this smoothie:

  • Beets are great for exercise as they help to improve blood flow thereby increasing your muscular endurance
  • Rich in antioxidants that aid in detoxification
  • Beets help to purify the blood, reduce inflammation and even cleanse the liver
  • Regulation of blood sugar levels
  • Curb appetite and feelings of hunger


Chun-Li Lightning Kick Sweet Red Pre Workout Smoothie

  • 1/2 red beet
  • 1 small red apple
  • 1 celery stick
  • 3 large strawberries
  • 1/4 banana
  • green tea*
  • 1/3 cup raspberries*
  • 1 tsp ginger*

(*) – denotes an optional ingredient; but, if you are playing the challenge, then trying it with the optional ingredients will give you extra points.

  1. Add ingredients listed above to a blender.
  2. Simply pulse blend for about 1 minute to ensure you remove any chunks, then blend until smooth.
  3. Instead of ordering a salad with your meal, try this. Or, simply drink as a snack.

Approximate macros with the optional ingredients.

Available in the FitMenCook app

Open this recipe in the FitMenCook app to add the ingredients to your shopping list, scale the recipe and track your calories. Enjoy!

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