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My All Time Favourite Post Workout Green Smoothie

June 21, 2016

Post Workout Green Smoothie

I have a green smoothie almost every single day. Yet I realized the other day that I don’t have a single recipe up on my blog. How can I rave on to you guys about the amazing benefits of slurping green smoothies without actually providing you with the tools to do so yourself? Shame on me…

So here it goes: my all-time favorite go-to  post workout green smoothie recipe.

As this is my first smoothie recipe for you guys, I didn’t want to overcomplicate things and created a very simple recipe that doesn’t require fancy smancy superfoods of any sort. I like to whip this one up either as breakfast or post-workout snack as it’s beautifully filling and has all the nutrients needed to kickstart your day and/or to help your body recover after a good workout. If you’re new to the world of green smoothies and are still in the stage of ewwww-but-it’s-green-how-can-this-possibly-taste-good, then this is the perfect drink for you to get started on. I promise, it won’t bite!

Post Workout Green Smoothie

 

A smoothie is the perfect thing to consume after a workout because it allows for a quick delivery of nutrients to your muscle cells without the need for a great deal of energy for digestion. It is the best way to deliver maximum nutrients in a quick-to-digest format!

So, what should a good post workout green smoothie consist of?

  1. A natural and sugar-free liquid base
  2. A clean protein source
  3. Healthy carbs
  4. Leavy greens

By the way: after a workout your muscle’s glycogen stores are depleted, so including healthy carbohydrates in your post-workout recovery fuel is equally as import as adding protein.

 

And since you are already getting natural sugar from the healthy carbs, make sure that your liquid base doesn’t include any hidden sugars. For this recipe, I used Inside/Out Nutritious Goods unsweetened almond milk, because I know it doesn’t contain any artificial colours, flavours or preservatives. Only a pinch of the natural sweetener Natvia!

Whether you’re looking for a post-workout recovery drink, healthy breakfast or a snack in between, this one is for you. It is:

Creamy
Rich
Chocolate-y
Perfectly sweet
Loaded with protein, fiber, healthy fats
Loaded with potassium from the bananas
Loaded with Vitamin E, calcium, fibre and vitamin B from the almond milk
Vegan and gluten free
Simple

Enjoy!
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My All Time Favourite Post Workout Green Smoothie
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 cup Inside Out Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1 scoop vegan sugar free chocolate protein powder (I used Nuzest for this recipe)
  • 1 banana (I like mine frozen)
  • 1 apple
  • 2 tspb chia seeds
  • Optional: a couple cubes of ice
Instructions
  1. Depending on the strength of your blender, cut fruits into small pieces.
  2. Toss everything into the blender and mix well.
  3. Enjoy!

What’s your favorite post-workout smoothie? And remember, tag #wholesometribe on Insta if you give this recipe a go.

12 Comments

  • Reply She Joh June 25, 2016 at 1:31 AM

    I’m not a fan of banana but this looks good. Is the banana flavor strong ?

  • Reply Lauren July 1, 2016 at 9:27 PM

    Frozen banana makes it so much better. Yum!

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  • Reply Ilaria September 12, 2016 at 3:44 PM

    Which blender are you using and which one would you recommend buying (in Switzerland)? Thanks!

    • Reply Stefanie Jung October 3, 2016 at 1:49 PM

      I use a Vitamix and I think the investment is SO SO SO worth it. I use it every single day, for smoothies, soups, dips etc. Can’t recommend it enough. Though I ordered mine online from a German company, because that was cheaper than getting it in CH….Let me know if you have any other questions about it!

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  • Reply Lasha July 1, 2017 at 3:37 AM

    Can we substitute anything else instead of protein powder for similar benefits?

  • Reply Katinka July 19, 2017 at 1:20 AM

    it was super delicious and refreshing after my training. I used the etixx recovery powder instead of the one that you suggested. I also used coconut milk instead of almond. Are the things that I changed good? or do you have any better ideas? thanks for the recipe.

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