3 Simple Post-Workout Smoothies for Summer

Give your workout a boost this summer with a nutrition packed smoothie.  Smoothies are an excellent meal replacement option that will keep you feeling light on your feet, full of energy, and deliver nutrients your body craves. Before and after a hard workout or a long day at the office, smoothies are the quick-fix solution to greasy and fattening fast food. It can be hard to follow a nutritional regiment in our busy day-to-day lives but it’s critical to get your body the nutrients it needs. Smoothies are packed with antioxidants, amino acids, complex carbs, healthy fats, phytonutrients and minerals. A protein smoothie is a great alternative to a pre and post workout meal and can be made effortlessly and economically. Most of the time a smoothie can just be thrown together using simple ingredients or whatever is lying around, all you need is fruit, greens, and a base. You can always throw adders in like flax, chia or protein powder. Many people use ice in their smoothies for texture, however, using some frozen fruit can give you the same effect without watering it down. Try a recipe below, but don’t be scared to mix and match ingredients to make it the way you want. Add more or less base to create the texture you desire, such as a scoop of protein powder. Stockpile frozen fruit, along with a few key greens and you’ll have a meal in a glass in a matter of minutes.
Berry Bomb

1 cup blueberries
1 cup blackberries
1 cup strawberries
1 cup pineapple
1 cup baby spinach
1 cup almond milk

1 cup yogurt (optional)

Orange Tang

2 cup strawberries

2 bananas

2 cups orange juice

1 cup yogurt (optional)

Peanut butter and Jelly

2 cups strawberries

1 cup blueberries

2 tablespoons peanut butter

2 cups of almond milk

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