What We're Making: The Berry Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

Packed with health benefits, this delicious and filling smoothie developed by the fitness experts at Charlotte, North Carolina-based exercise studio Hilliard Studio Method is perfect for breakfast or as an afternoon pick-me-up. HSM has garnered a reputation for transforming bodies through their sculpting and strengthening classes and ever-expanding online video offerings, and their weekly newsletter is a wealth of information on ways to become healthier (including recipes like the one below), so when they recommended a refreshing drink that’ll help us recharge, we had to try it. The smoothie ingredients can aid in everything from digestion to fighting viruses to strengthening the immune system to rebuilding muscle, so after drinking the easy-to-make beverage you’ll be ready to tackle your workout—or whatever the day has in store for you. Here’s how to make it at home:

Hilliard Studio Method’s Berry Pick-Me-Up Smoothie

Ingredients: Makes 1 Smoothie
1 scoop Tera’s Whey Protein
1 tablespoon chia seeds
1 heaping handful of fresh strawberries
2 fresh mint leaves
½ cup microgreens
½ avocado
1 scoop Catie’s Vitamin C
Coconut water until desired consistency

Combine all ingredients in a blender, and blend until smooth. Note: This smoothie should be more juice-like—not too thick!—so don’t be afraid to keep adding coconut water.

Hilliard Studio Method is featured in The Scout Guide Charlotte.