Yummy Post-Workout Smoothies!

Yesterday I told you that its important to get the nutrients to your muscles as fast as possible after you exercise, which is why a liquid meal or snack after your workout is better than a solid food meal. So I’m super excited to share with everyone a few smoothie recipes I found! I’ve tried a couple of these but not all of them, but they all sound delicious!!

Now some of these include some type of protein or whey powder to give your body an extra boost of protein. You don’t always need to add it, only if you want the extra protein. Some of the ones that do have it though specify a flavor (chocolate or vanilla usually) so I would suggest trying different things to substitute for extra protein (cashews work well, a cup or so ground up.)

Chocolate Banana –

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • one and a half frozen bananas
  • 2 tbsp organic maple syrup
  • 30 grams chocolate whey protein

Pineapple Vanilla –

  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup vanilla yogurt
  • one cup frozen pineapples
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 30 grams vanilla whey protein powder

Banana Berry- (This one is very good!)

  • 4 strawberries, frozen
  • 2-ounces blueberries, frozen
  • ½ banana, frozen
  • ¾ cup reduced fat milk
  • 8 ounces yogurt

Vanilla Watermelon (I haven’t tried this one but I do love watermelon…)

  • 2 Cups of seedless watermelon
  • 1 cup of non-fat plain (or vanilla yogurt)
  • 1 scoop of vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 Tsp of honey

Banana Cream Pie (Delicious!!) (from http://www.CookingLight.com)

  • 1 cup  sliced frozen ripe banana (about 1 large banana)
  • 1  cup  vanilla low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2  cup  1% low-fat milk
  • 2  tablespoons  whole wheat graham cracker crumbs (about 1/2 cookie sheet)
  • 1  tablespoon  nonfat dry milk
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 3  ice cubes (about 1/4 cup)
  • Graham cracker crumbs (gets sprinkled on top)

This is the one from CookingLight.com, mine didn't turn out as pretty!

Chocolate Peanut Butter (Different from the first one I posted above)

  • 1 cup light Silk chocolate soymilk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1Tbs peanut butter

If you’re someone who doesn’t have enough time to make your own smoothie always try one of our City Blends Smoothies! I tried the Purple Rain one yesterday.. its my new favorite for sure! Filled with raspberries, strawberries and pineapple, along with a gainer protein! Soooooo good! You could try the Slender U as well, it has the same flavors just with a burner protein instead of gainer protein!

So there are a bunch of smoothies you could try but also just try to come up with your own combination! Anyone have his or her favorite post-workout smoothie?

I’m going to post some solid food recipes for your post-workout tomorrow!

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