Muscle tension? Headaches? Stress? Try this simple smoothie recipe to up your magnesium intake and provide your muscles the magnesium they need to relax and recover.
About magnesium supplements
First of all, a disclaimer: the best source of magnesium is fresh food. Good paleo-friendly sources of magnesium are for example: broccoli, nuts, oysters, scallops, pumpkin & squash seeds and spinach. However, as someone who is prone to tension headaches and migraines, I find that despite eating a lot of the above, I still require additional magnesium at times.
Magnesium in powder form is a better option than tablets/capsules, as it tends to absorb better. I prefer using Ethical Nutrients Mega Magnesium Powder, as it’s dairy, wheat, gluten, lactose, yeast and salt free. Also, it has a lovely raspberry taste – a lot of the powders I’ve tried have a strong piercing citrus taste that’s not very pleasant and all but impossible to hide.
- 1 cup frozen organic raspberries
- 1/4 cup coconut cream
- 1 cup water
- 1 scoop magnesium powder
- (30g protein supplement powder, if consumed post-workout)
Blend all ingredients until smooth and serve immediately.