WELLNESS WEDNESDAY: RECIPE EDITION
Today I’m sharing my favorite post-workout berry smoothie! It’s simple, tasty, and so refreshing.
I like keeping my post- workout smoothies simple. Sometimes, when I’m scrolling through Instagram I feel like there are a ton of smoothie recipes with 100 ingredients. I personally don’t keep a ton of different ingredients on hand because I know I won’t use them. I also don’t want to spend too long in the kitchen after working out whipping up a smoothie!
This post-workout berry smoothie is delicious and packed with nutritious ingredients! I try to focus on carbohydrates, protein and just a little bit of fat after I workout.
Carbohydrates help replace the energy stores that were lost during exercise. Protein helps with muscle recovery and muscle repair. Fat is good for replenishing long-term energy stores.
Timing is everything after a workout. You should try to eat within an hour to replenish energy stores that were lost and get the muscle repair process started. That’s why smoothies are perfect to have after a workout because they’re quick and easy to make.
In my post- workout smoothie, I add frozen berries, frozen banana, frozen spinach, almond milk, peanut butter, protein powder, and chia seeds! I always add the almond milk last. I start slow and add more as needed. I like my smoothies nice and thick so I just add the milk a little at a time to reach that consistency.
Let me know if you give this smoothie a try after your workout! Enjoy!
Post- Workout Berry Smoothie
- ½ frozen banana
- ½ cup frozen berries
- 1 cup frozen spinah
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tbsp peanut butter
- 1 scoop vanilla or chocolate protein
- ½ unsweetened vanilla almond milk
Add ingredients to high speed blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!
Photos by: Jess Rochow