post-workout-smoothiePost-workout recovery smoothie (vegan)

Hope you love peanut butter and jelly. Because this is exactly how this delicious post-workout smoothie tastes.

 When it comes to a post-workout meal, smoothies are my favorite option for several reasons. First, they’re quick and easy to make. This is important because ideally, you should have your recovery meal within 30 minutes of completing your workout- that’s when your muscles are primed and ready to begin the recovery process. Secondly, it’s very easy to get a lot of nutrients in your body at once. Third, they’re delicious and I can always customize them to my liking.

A post-workout meal should be easy to digest so I definitely wouldn’t recommend including dairy in your smoothie. For my post-workout smoothies I usually use coconut water since it’s rich in electrolytes and minerals that help replenish dehydration conditions in our bodies. Once in a while I might use almond or cashew milk, but I usually prefer coconut water when  it comes to a post-workout meal. I use dairy-free milk like almond or cashew milk for making breakfast smoothies.

I also like to add some low glycemic fruit like berries, goji berries and a banana. Those high-quality carbs will help your muscles recover properly. My post-workout smoothies also include some almond butter for protein and flaxseed oil for healthy fats. Adding some freshly squeezed lime juice will also help neutralize the acidic environment in your body, created by those intense workouts.


Post-workout recovery smoothie (vegan)

4 cups of coconut water
1 banana, frozen
2 TBS almond butter
1 cup fresh blueberries
1 tsp flaxseed oil
1 tsp chia seeds
1 tsp fresh lime juice

Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Garnish with some unsweetened coconut flakes. This will make two servings, for one smoothie simply half the ingredients.