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The last place you want to spend your summer is in a hot, sweaty kitchen.

No one knows this better than The DogPound’s Dara Hartman, who—between teaching others and squeezing in her own workouts—barely has time to even consume her meals.

What’s her warm weather fix? A super-hydrating, ultra-delicious smoothie.

“Some days my schedule just kicks my butt—between personal training, teaching classes, and lifting weights, I can feel so drained,” explains Hartman. “Especially when it’s so hot out, I like to drink a recovery smoothie to cool me off and help replenish some nutrients.”

She packs her go-to blend with mango for the sweetness, almond butter for the healthy fats, and hemp protein for that plant-based refueling boost. “Throw all of that together with a little bee pollen for folic acid and B-complex vitamins, and it tastes like summer sunshine,” she says.

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Dara Hartman’s Mango Almond Sunshine Smoothie

1/4 cup cubed frozen mango
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 Tbsp almond butter
2 scoops vanilla hemp protein powder
1/2 tsp bee pollen

Mix all ingredients together. Garnish with additional bee pollen and hemp seeds.

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