I’m super excited to share my favorite post workout smoothie!! I’ve always been a smoothie gal, but now I have perfected my recipe.
First things first, my number one tip for smoothies is from nutritionist, Kelly Leveck (a wellness goddess) of Be Well By Kelly.
The Fab Four: Protein, fat, fiber and greens.
Notice there is no fruit in the Fab Four. I was shook!!!
I used to make the mistake of cramming my blender full of fruit when making smoothies. I didn’t realize that if you’re consuming that much sugar after a workout, you’re semi missing the point of the protein shake. Adding that much sugar will spike your blood sugar which will cause a crash later. Getting proper protein absorption is so important after a good sweaty sesh!
Funny enough, I don’t really even miss it. It still tastes bomb with less/no fruit, so might as well leave it out!
Anyways onto the recipe:
Post Workout Green Smoothie
- Handful of spinach
- 1/2 scoop of green powder
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 1 scoop of pea protein powder
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- 1 Tbsp of chia seeds
- 1-2 Tbsp almond butter
- *Sometimes I add almond butter as a topping and don’t blend it up
Add everything together and blend away! I usually eat mine with a spoon because it’s sooo thick and creamy!
Tag me on Instagram @MeganHaidinger if you try this recipe or share your smoothie of the day!