5 Awesome Post-Workout Smoothies For Better Results

That workout felt great. Your body is wasted, but you feel fresh and ready to take over the world.

Your fuel level is empty, and you are desperate for a refill. I got your back on this one.

Smoothies make a great breakfast, but wait until you see what they are capable of to do after a workout.

If you need a fast working protein to restore the glycogen you burned during the exercise, you need to blend a smoothie.

I’m not a fan of these protein powders, but this time, you can use 20 grams of protein as an addition to the perfect smoothie.

The rest of the ingredients you will see below are all carbs and contain a small amount of fat.

Remember to drink these smoothies within 30 to 60 minutes after exercise to restore energy stores and repair muscle damage.

5 Awesome Post-Workout Smoothies For Better Results

Let’s blend:

Berry Blast Protein

Ingredients:

  • One scoop (1.6 oz.) vanilla soy protein
  • 8 oz. low-fat milk
  • ½ frozen banana
  • ¾ c frozen mixed berries

Instructions:

  • Mix all of the ingredients and blend until smooth

Nutrition (per serving):

  • 368 cal, 29 g pro, 56 g carb, 5 g fiber, 42 g sugars, 4 g fat, 1.5 g sat fat, 292 mg sodium

Eat Your Wheaties

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup spinach
  • 1 cup frozen peaches
  • ½ cup fresh banana
  • ½ cup raw zucchini
  • ¾ cup coconut water
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp. Wheat germ

Instructions:

  • Mix all of the ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth

Nutrition (per serving):

  • 312 cal., 15 g pro, 60 g carb, 11 g fiber, 37 g sugars, 4 g fat, 2 g sat fat, 358 mg sodium

Powerhouse Pumpkin

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup canned pure pumpkin, frozen in ice cube tray
  • 1 Tbsp. Maple syrup
  • 2 Tbsp. Ground flaxseed
  • ¼ avocado
  • 7 oz. 2% Greek-style yogurt
  • ½ c water
  • ½ tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Instructions:

  • Combine the ingredients in blender and blend until smooth

Nutrition (per serving):

  • 383 cal., 22g pro, 40g carb, 11g fiber, 26g sugars, 17.5g fat, 4.5g sat fat, 82 mg sodium

Banana Peanut Butter

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp. Peanut butter
  • One large handful spinach
  • ½ tsp. vanilla

Instructions:

  • Combine the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth

Nutrition (per serving)

  • 249 cal, 12g pro, 45g carb, 4g fiber, 29g sugars, 3.5g fat, 2g sat fat, 179mg sodium

Cherry-Chia Pain Buster

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen pitted tart cherries
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen blueberries (or berry blend)
  • ½ cup fresh or frozen pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup silken tofu or 1 scoop vegan protein powder
  • 1 cup chilled brewed green tea or diluted cherry juice
  • ½-inch piece ginger root or ¼ tsp. powdered ginger
  • ½-inch chunk turmeric root or ¼ tsp. powdered turmeric
  • Two tsp. raw honey

Instructions:

  • Blend all ingredients until smooth

Nutrition (per serving):

  • 326 cal, 26g pro, 55g carb, 6g fiber, 41g sugars, 3g fat, 1g sat fat, 57mg sodium

All ingredients in these smoothies are enough for one serving.

READ: 5 Tasty Detox Smoothie Recipes That Will Help You Lose Weight

Don’t forget to share these refueling smoothies with all of your friends.

Source: The Science of Eating

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