After a long workout, your body needs nutrients to replenish what it has lost, and nothing could be handier or more nutritious than the right smoothie. Smoothies are perfect because you can pack so many servings of the right nutrients into a drink that’s quick to make and easy to digest.
If you’d like to create your own post-workout recipes, keep in mind that non-dairy protein is more easily digested, greens help reduce the acidity produced by intense exercise, and a variety of fruits and vegetables provide needed carbohydrates. Try adding a tablespoon of flax seed or chia to your smoothie to add healthy fat and additional antioxidants. Add these seeds to the container last, on top of all other ingredients, for the most thorough blend.
Reward and replenish yourself post-workout with one of these satisfying smoothies:
Packed with nearly a dozen fruits, veggies, and leafy greens, this smoothie is full of carbs, protein, and calcium.
Gold Medal Smoothie
Citrus fruits and cantaloupe make it a sweet treat after an intense workout, but a scoop of protein powder makes it a gold medalist.
Glowing Green Smoothie
Celebrity Nutritionist Kimberly Snyder’s secret to beauty from the inside out.
All Green Smoothie
It’s so easy going green with this sweet and delicious combination of fruits, veggies, and leafy greens.
Pineapple and vanilla soya milk give this green smoothie a light, citrus flavour that will satisfy your cravings.