Protein-packed post-workout smoothies are a secret weapon for refueling and rejuvenating after strenuous exercise of all varieties.
They carry the duel effect of quelling an often ravenous appetite that arises after the body is pushed to its limits, while also aiding recovery.
Just as importantly, healthy post-workout smoothies get us ready for the next bout of training by limiting soreness, revitalizing our muscles and reenergizing.
They are also quick and easy to make – all you need is to get the components right… and have a blender.
Here are three must-try post-workout smoothies that will replenish your tired body after exercise and prepare it for re-launch.
Now this is what we call a super-charged meal in a glass!
The mixed berry and beetroot combination makes this an immune-boosting, antioxidant-fortified smoothie, one that quickly offsets exercise-induced fatigue.
To speed up recovery even further, we suggest using Beet Boost instead of beetroot, which throws some tart cherry into the mix.
But it’s not just the beets and berries that will make this one of your favorite post-workout smoothies. Kale adds a kick of fiber, hemp seeds take care of the protein, while almond milk brings it all together.
Sweet, creamy, healthy and delicious.
1 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 packet Beet Boost
1 tbsp shelled hemp seeds
¾ cup mixed berries (frozen blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, etc.)
¼ cup kale
½ teaspoon cinnamon
As far as post-workout smoothies go, this one packs a nutritional punch that you will definitely feel.
Chia seeds. Kale. Hemp hearts. Spinach. Celery – need we say more?
Hemp hearts are a silent supplier of protein in this delectable beverage, and also give it a beautiful creaminess.
Coconut water and a succulent mango, meanwhile, help mask the ‘green’ taste of the kale, spinach and celery – not that we tend to complain about these flavors in the first place.
Garnish with fresh mint leaves and you will be all set to fire again.
1 cup coconut water
½ cup baby spinach
½ cup kale
¾ cup mango chunks
3 tablespoons hemp hearts
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 small or medium stalk of celery
Mint leaves for garnish
The next time post-workout hunger and soreness strike, try this tropical concoction to jolt into recovery mode.
Start with a base of almond milk to ramp up the calcium levels, and layer it with some fiber and vitamins – not to mention deliciousness – through banana, pineapple and shredded coconut.
The smoothie is naturally sweet and offers a small protein fix via a sprinkling of rolled oats, which are also high in fiber and low in fat.
Ever dreamt of doing your post-workout recovery on a tropical island? This smoothie will make you feel as if you’re doing exactly that.
1 cup almond milk
½ cup rolled oats
1 banana (fresh or frozen)
¾ cup of pineapple chunks
2 tbsp shredded coconut
1 tsp vanilla extract
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