You have just finished your workout. And you are tired as hell. You are proud of yourself that you are again over another hard training. But you feel, you need something to get rid of that tiredness and to heal your body. A good post workout smoothie will help!
A well-made smoothie after working out refills you. It gives you do protein for your muscles to recover and grow. Vitamins and minerals that fight against the cell damage and the inflammation you get because of the hard work. And the carbohydrates to get your energy back.
Have one in 30-60 minutes after finishing your exercise and you will feel reborn.
What you need for making a good post workout smoothie?
A blender and things that hold the beneficial nutrients. It is not a science.
To get the protein you can use protein powder, but personally, I prefer natural ingredients such as yogurt, tofu or peanut butter that has healthy fatty acids as well.
To get the carbs, minerals and vitamins, just use any fruits or veggies you prefer.
And as a liquid water will do, but to add an extra boost to your drink you can use coconut water, homemade juice or almond milk. That’s it!
You can try various ingredients to prepare your healthy after workout smoothies. Or, you can try one of the post workout shake recipes below.
This drink will refills your body with proteins and healthy fats.
Post Workout Peanut Butter & Apple Smoothie (VEGAN)
Apple is simply a superfood with tons of nutrients. I love it!
OMG that perfect color. This is what you need after running.
Those strawberries look so beautiful! And how nutritious they are!
Vegan recovery smoothie
Almond butter, coconut milk, banana. What else do you need to make a yummy drink?
Post Workout Refuelling Smoothie
This drink contains almonds, sweet potatoes, apple, lemon, oranges, chia and coconut water. Just imagine how tasty it is.
If you like chocolate, like me, you will love this drink. Tasty and nutritious, that is what we need.
Ultra Oatmeal Banana Blast
Oatmeal is one of the most nutritious foods you can have with its beneficial carbs and fiber. Making a smoothie from it? Why not? It is a great post workout shake for weight loss.
Get tons of protein, vitamins, minerals, fibre from this drink after working out.
Have no time to prepare a super-duper smoothie? Do this!
I love the taste of coffee and it is fact that caffeine is great to get energy for working out.
Get this tasty drink after a hard workout to give your body what it needs.
A drink that is ultra high in fiber, Vitamin A and potassium.
Tart cherry smoothie post-workout recovery drink recipe with whole cherries, not just the juice. Full of antioxidants!
A simple Paleo smoothie with blueberries, cucumbers, coconut milk and lemon juice.
You need this before and after a day at the gym or running to help you energize and refuel.
Kickstart your recovery with this shake recipe from the Cleveland Cavaliers' team chef.
Kale-Avocado Smoothie for After Working Out
Perfect for your mornings or after an intense workout.
A low carb avocado and green tea smoothie, the ultimate post workout recovery drink, packed with protein and anti-oxidants.
Do you like mango? Then, try this recipe.
Superfood Smoothie After Workouts
Tofu isn't just for stir-fries; it's also a great addition to smoothies! When blended with fruit, it tastes sweet and offers an incredibly creamy consistency similar to Greek yogurt but without a drop of dairy.
And finally here is nice infographic about what to eat before and after workouts and why. It helps to understand nutrition for strength training and other fitness activities.
Get a blender to create sugar-free and fresh drinks
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