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3 Post-Workout Smoothies

Author - Alyssa Rimmer

The 3 BEST post-workout smoothies to get more energy and recover more quickly

I've really gotten into a routine with working out, and I have to say I'm feeling great! I've finally found a plan that feels natural, doesn't absolutely kill my muscles, but is still helping me build strength and maintain muscle tone.

What am I doing? Kind of everything!

I'm following the same philosophy that we use in SimplyFit: a combination of:

  • strength training (both body weight and with actual weights)
  • low intensity cardio (like walks with Trevi)
  • high intensity interval cardio (HIIT)
  • and stretching (like yoga and foam rolling).

What I've realized is that if you want to see results from your fitness you need to have a balanced workout plan, where you're doing lots of different types of exercises, combined with an intuitive eating plan. The fitness part I feel like I've got down (at least for the time being), and the eating part is always a work in progress. But one thing that I've started doing, that I'm really loving, is incorporating post-workout smoothies that have ingredients specifically designed to help my body recover, refuel and reenergize.

And today I'm sharing my top 3 favorites! (in a video no less)

These three smoothies are absolutely scrumptious, but they're also packed with nutritious ingredients. All three start with a base of spinach (I always make sure to add greens to my smoothies), then we layer in fruit, some form of protein, and a little bit of fat.

The science behind post-workout meals are all about giving your body what it needs. That means you need to focus on carbohydrates, protein and just a little bit of fat.

The carbohydrates are to replace the energy stores that you just burned. Protein helps with muscle recovery and muscle repair. And the fat is good for replenishing your long-term energy stores (and since it's takes longer to digest, it's best to keep fat until after your workout).

The time frame for recovery is within 15 to 60 minutes after your workout. But since many of us aren't able to get in a full meal or cook something, smoothies really are the perfect option. The smoothies I have for you today are balanced, packed with protein AND carbs, and have just a little fat. Here's what we've got:

1. Tropical Pineapple Lime Smoothie

TROPICAL PINEAPPLE LIME SMOOTHIE -- fresh, bright, delicious and designed to help your muscles recovered after a tough workout!

Ingredients:

  • Spinach
  • Cilantro
  • Pineapple
  • Kiwi
  • Lime
  • Vegan Protein Powder
  • Spirulina Powder
  • Maca Powder

Taste: sweet, tart, herbaceous and a little earthy

 

2. Triple Berry Lemon Hemp Smoothie

TRIPLE BERRY LEMON SMOOTHIE -- designed to the perfect breakfast or post-workout snack!

Ingredients:

  • Spinach
  • Zucchini (or cucumber)
  • Frozen Blueberries
  • Frozen Raspberries
  • Frozen Strawberries
  • Lemon
  • Hemp Seeds
  • BCAA powder (in berry flavor)

Taste: bright, happy, fresh, sweet + a little tart

3. Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

This is the BEST Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie ever - and perfect for post-workout!

Ingredients:

  • Spinach
  • Banana
  • Frozen Mango
  • Raw Cacao Powder
  • Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Vegan Protein Powder

Taste: rich, creamy, dark chocolatey, makes you think you're eating dessert!

 

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Tropical Pineapple Lime Smoothie

These three smoothies are absolutely scrumptious, but they're also packed with nutritious ingredients. All three start with a base of spinach (I always make sure to add greens to my smoothies), then we layer in fruit, some form of protein, and a little bit of fat.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword lime, pineapple smoothie, tropical
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 226 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Transfer to a glass and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Tropical Pineapple Lime Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Sodium 317mg14%
Potassium 1352mg39%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 3255IU65%
Vitamin C 188.7mg229%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Triple Berry Lemon Hemp Smoothie

These three smoothies are absolutely scrumptious, but they're also packed with nutritious ingredients. All three start with a base of spinach (I always make sure to add greens to my smoothies), then we layer in fruit, some form of protein, and a little bit of fat.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword berries, blackberry lemonade, healthy smoothie
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 205 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup chopped zucchini or cucumber
  • 1/2 cup frozen blueberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen rasberries
  • 1/4 cup frozen strawberries
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 - 3 tablespoons hemp seeds or protein powder
  • 1 scoop BCAA powder optional
  • 1 cup water
  • Ice as needed

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Transfer to a glass, sprinkle with hemp seeds (optional) and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Triple Berry Lemon Hemp Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Sodium 44mg2%
Potassium 635mg18%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 3015IU60%
Vitamin C 112.9mg137%
Calcium 79mg8%
Iron 4.2mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie

These three smoothies are absolutely scrumptious, but they're also packed with nutritious ingredients. All three start with a base of spinach (I always make sure to add greens to my smoothies), then we layer in fruit, some form of protein, and a little bit of fat.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy smoothie, peanut butter
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 461 kcal
Author Alyssa Rimmer

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth. Sprinkle with cacao nibs, serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Peanut Butter Smoothie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 461 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 557mg24%
Potassium 1688mg48%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 35g39%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 3780IU76%
Vitamin C 54.5mg66%
Calcium 137mg14%
Iron 5.7mg32%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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