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6 healthy smoothie recipes from star athletes, including Tom Brady and Naomi Osaka

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 2022-01-20

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  • Smoothies can be a good way to start your day off with vitamins, fiber, and protein.
  • Star athletes like Tom Brady and Naomi Osaka have their own personal smoothie recipes.
  • They say the smoothies help them be at their physical best, packing nutrients into one meal.
Tom Brady's breakfast smoothie recipe has 34 grams of protein
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Tom Brady.

Tom Brady has re-written the NFL record books at 44 years of age, and he's credited his historically long career to his strict diet and lifestyle, which includes a high-protein smoothie he drinks every morning.

Brady's smoothie recipe , which has 34 grams of protein and is lactose free, contains:

  • Almond milk
  • Hemp milk
  • Frozen bananas
  • Walnuts
  • Blueberries
  • Chia seeds
  • Almond butter
  • Whey protein powder

Naomi Osaka uses sports drinks in her pre- and post-workout smoothies for extra electrolytes
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Osaka at the Australian Open.

Naomi Osaka has already won four Grand Slam titles at the age of 24. Her coaches credit her natural talent coupled with discipline and motivation.

One of Osaka's keys to a healthy lifestyle is her pre and post-workout smoothies, which she shared with US Weekly .

She uses Bodyarmor sports drink — of which she is an ambassador — to give her pre-workout smoothies extra electrolytes for hydration:

  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Banana
  • Chia seeds
  • Bodyarmor sports drink
  • Ice cubes

Her post-workout smoothie swaps out the berries for green vegetables, protein powder, and other fruit:

  • Spinach
  • Cucumbers
  • Bodyarmor sports drink
  • Protein powder
  • Apples
  • Pineapples
  • Lemon
  • Ginger

Giannis Antetokounmpo's smoothie has an ingredient that some experts say helps with his recovery
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Giannis Antetokounmpo became the youngest player to win the NBA Finals MVP since 2014 when he lead the Milwaukee Bucks to the 2021 NBA title.

The 27-year-old, 6-foot-11 superstar is looking to put together a repeat performance this season, and his smoothie recipe, which he shared in a a 2019 UNINTERRUPTED video, should help make sure he's recovered enough after each game to give it his best the next night.

Antetokounmpo's smoothie recipe contains celery juice, which is packed with essential nutrients and some experts say it can reduce inflammation:

  • Strawberries
  • Rasberries
  • Banana
  • Granola
  • Ice cubes
  • Celery juice
Venus Williams' smoothie has two kinds of milk, and coconut two ways
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Venus Williams is regarded as one of the best athletes of all time, having won 23 total grand slam titles throughout her career. At 41 years of age, Williams is still an active player.

Williams' smoothie recipe, which she shared with In Style , is heavy on tropical fruit:

  • Pineapple cubes
  • Coconut oil
  • Ice cubes
  • Almond milk
  • Coconut milk
  • Banana
  • Vanilla extract

Steph Curry's smoothie is packed with fruits and veggies, and his wife makes it for him
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Steph Curry is a contender to win his third NBA MVP award this year at the age of 33. The three-time NBA champion has had to overcome a litany of injuries in recent years to keep his storied carer going, but he's managed to return to the court just as strong each time.

Curry has said he's used lifestyle advice from Tom Brady to lengthen his career, but he's also getting some help from his wife Ayesha Curry, who makes a fruit-and-vegetable-packed smoothie for the Golden State Warriors point guard, according to her Instagram .

The smoothie recipe contains spinach and kale, which have tons of vitamins and nutrients and antioxidizing properties:

  • Blueberries
  • Plain Greek yogurt
  • Cubed mango
  • Coconut water
  • Cinnamon
  • Vanilla extract
  • Mango
  • Spinach
  • Kale
Megan Rapinoe's smoothie recipe is simple yet effective
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US Women's Soccer star Megan Rapinoe has helped lead Team USA to two Women's World Cup championships in 2015 and 2019, and will likely be leading another run in 2023.

The 36-year-old midfielder is 37, and will be 39 by the time of the next Women's World Cup, so a heavily lifestyle can help to ensure she is at her physical best next October.

Rapinoe's smoothie recipe, which she shared with Shape , takes a minimalist approach, only using four ingredients:

  • Strawberries
  • Orange juice
  • Almond milk
  • Vanilla protein powder
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