Smoothies must be one of the fastest way to replenish your body after a great workout. The perfect way to fuel your body with healthy nutrition when on the run or just as an ultra-convenient healthy afternoon pick-me-up. There are endless flavor options, endless varieties of fresh, yummy nutritious ingredients and add-ons.
In this post I would like to introduce to you my favorite smoothies.
Protein Smoothies have become one of the most important post-workout replenishers, especially for muscle fiber repair. Protein Smoothies can pack in everything you need to recover from a hard workout for maximum muscle recovery. As a runner I totally rely on protein packed smoothies. It’s my favorite recovery food and it’s most importantly very convenient when I’m busy and on the go. Over the years I have replaced the dairy milk in my smoothies with non-dairy milk options, such as almond milk, coconut or hemp milk. The same goes for my protein powders. I have found that post workout a vegan smoothie feels so much better on my digestion, than their dairy counterparts. Tough workouts or long distance running can put some havoc on your stomach and I feel vegan smoothies ease digestion and tummy troubles after and during a run.
Here are my absolute favorite ones, but don’t worry I have a few more up my sleeve:)
1 cup mixed frozen Berries
1 cup Organic Spinach or Baby Kale ( whatever I have available)
1 tablespoon Oats
1/2 teaspoon chopped Walnuts
1 scoop of Protein Powder ( I personally love a raw vegan protein powder like Garden of Life or VEGA)
1 cup Almond Milk, or whatever is your milk of choice
this recipe makes a very slushy smoothie, for a more liquid kind add another 1/2 cup of almond milk
Put everything in blender, blend it and enjoy!
1 ripe Banana, frozen is great
1/2 ripe Avocado
1 cup organic Spinach, or baby kale
1 cup Almond milk, or any milk of your choice
6 ice cubes
Put everything in blender, blend and enjoy!
Berry Protein Smoothie
My favorite of the favorites:) I have it a few times per week. Super fast and easy to put together and most of all super yummy!!
1 cup mixed Berries
1 cup of Almond Milk or any milk of your choice
1 scoop of Protein Powder
1 teaspoon of Maple Syrup (if you’re in the mood for something sweet)
1 teaspoon of ground flaxseed or flaxseed oil
Put everything in a blender, blend and enjoy!!
I recently have substituted coconut water instead of almond milk here and there and I have to say it was so delicious, too.
Coconut water really helped me to keep hydrated before or after a run.