Top 3 Post Workout Smoothie Recipes

After a heavy workout, your body needs to repair cell damage, build muscle, and more. With that said, you need to refuel and recover. What better way to do that than go for a healthy post-workout smoothie? Check out our top 3 easy smoothie recipes from Prevention you could try!

  • Orange Mix Smoothie

When working out, you sweat a lot leading to some nutrients leaving your body. This orange mix smoothie is a mix of orange fruits and veggies that have carotenoids, which helps with cell damage during a workout. To top it all off, the coconut rebalances the electrolytes you lose through perspiration.

You will need:

  • 2 c spinach
  • 1 c frozen mango
  • ½ c baby carrots
  • ½ c coconut water
  • ¼ c orange juice
  • 2 satsuma or mandarin oranges, peeled
  • ½ c plain yogurt

*Blend all ingredients until smooth.

  • Banana Peanut Butter Combo Smoothie

Thanks to the banana, it offers fiber to promote gut health and you will also restore potassium in your body which you lose when you sweat. On the other hand, peanut butter gives you that much-needed protein and monounsaturated fats. 

You will need:

  • ½ c plain yogurt
  • ½ c milk
  • 1 banana
  • 1 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1  handful of spinach
  • ½ tsp vanilla

*Blend all ingredients until smooth.

  • Active Mint Smoothie

Give yourself a potassium and protein boost with this minty fresh smoothie. The bananas will give you a good dose of carbs, potassium, and healthy fat, while cashews give you the protein you need after a good workout. 

You will need:

  • 1 sm frozen sliced banana 
  • 1 c plain organic soy milk
  • ¼ c mint leaves
  • ¼ c raw cashews (soaked overnight)
  • ⅓ c silken tofu
  • ¼ tsp vanilla extract

*Blend all ingredients until smooth.

Bottoms up, everyone! Make sure to drink your post-workout smoothies within 30-60 minutes after your exercise for your body to swiftly recover after a series of intense physical activity. So, which one will you try first? Tell us in the comments! 

 

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