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Get Fit: Perfect post-workout smoothie recipes

Get fit perfect post workout smoothies

Anyone who works out knows how hard it can be to get the results you want. Even if you follow a special program and have a strict routine, you can still feel that you’re not really satisfied with your progress. One of the main reasons for this is your diet. Either you’re not eating balanced meals or you lack certain nutrients, and as a result, your body isn’t lean or muscular enough. To help you get the most from your workout, we have compiled a collection of wonderful smoothie recipes.

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Green matcha smoothie

Green tea lovers will instantly fall in love with the look and the taste of this delicious matcha smoothie. Not only does it have the deep green color that’s perfect for anyone’s Instagram feed, but the flavor is deep and satisfying. You’ll need a tablespoon of matcha powder, a handful of spinach, a cup of frozen pineapple and one of Greek yogurt, a ripe banana, and a tablespoon of flax and hemp seeds. You can substitute Greek yogurt for coconut one if you’re vegan and add milk (or milk substitute) if it’s too thick. As matcha contains caffeine, this smoothie is be perfect for a post-workout drink for people who exercise in the morning before going to work.

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Chocolate dream smoothie

For this delicious chocolate smoothie, you’ll need a cup of coconut milk, a serving of chocolate protein powder, a pinch of cinnamon and Himalayan salt, and a large pitted date. Put the ingredients in a blender and add a tablespoon of unsalted almond butter, cocoa powder, and coconut butter each. The cinnamon gives it a nice kick you’ll enjoy and it’s a great source of antioxidants. What’s more, cinnamon has anti-inflammatory properties which is extremely important for soothing muscles after strenuous workouts. Just blend all the ingredients together and enjoy the delicious smoothie after a workout.

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Blueberry smoothie bowl

Another finger-licking post-workout smoothie that can double as a healthy breakfast snack is the blueberry smoothie bowl. It’s filled with antioxidants and vitamins, easy to prepare, and gives you plenty of time to get ready for work. If you want the smoothie to be thick and resemble a porridge, make sure at least one of the ingredients is frozen. Bananas are the best for this but you can also use frozen blueberries. You’ll need a cup of blueberries, half of a ripe avocado, a banana, and a half cup of Greek yogurt. Once you blend it and put it in the bowl, you can top it with different seeds and nuts.

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Berry watermelon smoothie

Watermelon is perfect for hot summer days because it’s crispy, fresh, and sweet, and when you add berries to the mix you get a smoothie that’s really refreshing. Keep the watermelon in the fridge to make sure it’s cool and cut it into small cubes. You can also remove the seeds to prevent your drink from being bitter. Use a cup of watermelon cubes, a cup of blueberries and another one of strawberries. If you prefer other berries you can use them, watermelon contains enough water to make the drink smooth, but if you don’t like it to be thicker, you can add a bit of coconut water to the mix.

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Delicious green smoothie

If you’ve had a particularly exhausting workout you can try this nice smoothie that’s nutritious and full of anti-inflammatory ingredients. Peel and slice a banana, add a piece of peeled fresh ginger, 2 handfuls of fresh baby spinach, a cup of frozen pineapple chunks, a tablespoon of chia seeds, half a cup of coconut water and an equal amount of almond milk. If the smoothie is too thin for you try adding a handful of rice or oatmeal to make it thicker. Pineapple and ginger both have anti-inflammatory properties that will help relieve muscle soreness, while chia seeds and spinach are an excellent source of protein.

After you’ve had a great workout session, you naturally want to cool down and have a nice, long shower, but you should think about your nutrient intake as well. A nice post-workout smoothie will provide you with enough proteins, carbs, and good fats, and it will not make you feel too full. Experiment with different tastes and ingredients until you find the right combo, and enjoy the taste while working out for your dream body.

Guest post by Helen Bradford

5 perfect post workout smoothies