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Post Workout Smoothie For Recovery


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!

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Post-Workout Green Smoothie

Post Workout Smoothie | Blueberries & Oranges

  • Author: Jen Hansard
  • Prep Time: 3 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Breakfast, Drinks
  • Method: blending
  • Cuisine: vegan

Description

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!


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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Blend kale and liquid until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Notes

*Use frozen fruit to make smoothie cold.

Keywords: fitness smoothie, post workout smoothie, pre workout smoothie

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  1. Clare Skinner

    September 21st, 2019 at 10:37 am

    This was fabulous to start my busy day, love blueberries so super happy with this one. Tasted lovely, kept me going till lunch

  2. Julie S

    September 21st, 2019 at 10:58 am

    Love blueberries!

  3. Laura Allison

    September 21st, 2019 at 11:16 am

    Yum yum yummy!

  4. Tanice Wilson-Slaughter

    September 21st, 2019 at 11:34 am

    I make my smoothies the night before, but I cannot wait to try this recipe!! I love chia seeds in my smoothies and I always forget to add them. Not this time… THANKS!!!

  5. Benessi

    September 21st, 2019 at 11:53 am

    This ended up little thick for me. The chia seeds soak up liquid fast!

  6. Phyllis Lipford

    September 21st, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    So yummy!

  7. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 10:01 am

    Thanks Phyllis!!!

  8. Phyllis Lipford

    September 21st, 2019 at 1:35 pm

    ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  9. kelly Allen

    September 21st, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    This was a yummy
    smoothie. I have not been disappointed yet!

  10. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Love hearing the Kelly!!!

  11. Rachel

    September 21st, 2019 at 2:43 pm

    Very good.

  12. Rach M

    September 21st, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Great taste very thick with chia. Loved it!

  13. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 10:05 am

    I love the chia in this recipe!

  14. Yolanda

    September 21st, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Great after a 5mile walk a thon to raise money for missions. I had the Pumpkin spice smooth before and I was very energized for the walk. I even passed up all the donuts they had for breakfast! Thanks for a good week of new recipes!

  15. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 10:07 am

    Thank you for doing that! We love hearing about what our Rawkstars are doing in their communities.

  16. Jillian Hubick

    September 22nd, 2019 at 6:54 am

    These smoothies have been great! And preparing them ahead of time has been a life saver with my crazy schedule! Thank you for coaching me to a healthier, healing lifestyle!!!
    Jill

  17. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 10:08 am

    Hey Jill!!! Way to go, that is so awesome you were able to add a smoothie into your daily life. That is not an easy task. We are so happy we were able to help you along this journey!

  18. Amanda

    September 22nd, 2019 at 10:18 am

    This smoothies was satisfying. loved the pineapple and somehow it came out purple; usually when I throw blueberries into a green smoothies it turns a grayish color, but this recipe worked!

  19. SGS Rawkstar Carissa

    September 23rd, 2019 at 10:10 am

    I love when the color of the smoothie surprises us. Makes it even more fun to drink your greens!! 🙂

  20. Alissabeth

    September 22nd, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Yummy!

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