Any post workout smoothie for recovery should AT LEAST have a good amount of plant protein, healthy carbs, and liquid for rehydration. This green smoothie hits checks all of the boxes.
You just rocked that tough workout! Now what? It’s super important to replenish the nutrients in your body and fuel your body with the right foods to help rebuild your muscles.
Our bodies need the perfect combination of protein, carbohydrates, and liquids after working up a sweat. This smoothie is just the thing to help your body recover.
Best smoothies for after the gym
Enjoying a smoothie after a workout is honestly one of my favorite things. I usually don’t have much of an appetite after a long run or a spinning class, so a smoothie is perfect. Yet not any smoothie will work post work, it’s important you use ingredient that’ll heal your body and enhance the results.
Each nutrient-dense ingredient was specially selected to help your body recover and rehydrate. Read our whole list of post-workout ingredients that we love adding to green smoothies here. Yet here’s a few of my favs:
- plant-based protein: seeds, powders, nuts
- antioxidant-rich berries: blueberries, cherries
- lots of liquid: hydration, hydration, hydration!
Now get ready to help your body recover after a grueling (or not-so-grueling) workout. Just for you, we’ve created the perfect smoothie for recovery!Print
Any post workout smoothie should AT LEAST have a good amount of plant protein, healthy carbs, and liquid for rehydration. This green smoothie hits all of those requirements as long as you include those chia seeds. We also highly recommend using coconut water (“nature’s gatorade”), but you can get by with regular h2o. Go ahead and enjoy this smoothie… you’ve earned it!
- 2 cups fresh kale
- 1 cup coconut water (or filtered water) (unsweetened)
- 1 orange (peeled)
- 1 cup pineapple
- 1 cup blueberries
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- Blend kale and liquid until smooth.
- Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
*Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.
Keywords: fitness smoothie, post workout smoothie, pre workout smoothie
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