SMOOTHIES ARE GREAT FOR BREAKFAST, AS A PRE OR POST-WORKOUT TREAT OR EVEN JUST AS A NUTRITIOUS SNACK WHILE YOU’RE ON-THE-GO.
If I’m enjoying a smoothie post-workout I might add some protein powder to it, especially after strength training. You have to treat your muscles right after working them hard!
Today I’m going to share a few of my favorite smoothie recipes with you. Let’s get to it!
1. The Very Blueberry Smoothie
I love blueberries! They are full of antioxidents which haveanti-aging properties, can reverse inflammation, are full of fiber which aids digestion and have vitamins and minerals that can even out your skin tone.
This Very Blueberry Smoothie from SkinnyTaste is one I make a lot!
- 3/4 cup blueberries
- 1 cup crushed ice
- 6oz nonfat blueberry yogurt
Just put all the ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
So easy, right?
2. Vanilla Mango Protein Smoothie
Another one of my go-to smoothies is this vanilla mango smoothie.
Mangos have been shown to help lower cholesterol, clear up clogged pores and even improve eye health. They’re full of vitamin C, fiber and vitamin A.
- 1 cup frozen mango
- 2/3 cup orange juice
- 1 cup nonfat vanilla greek yogurt
- 1/3 tsp vanilla extract
This is one I love to drink after a hard workout! The greek yogurt adds extra protein, and sometimes I even add a scoop of vanilla protein powder.
3. Pineapple, Kale and Coconut Oil Smoothie
You know I couldn’t leave a kale smoothie off of this list!
Kale is high in iron, fiber, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium and contains powerful antioxidents. Thispineapple and kale smoothieis a staple in my life!
- 2 cups fresh kale
- 2 cups water
- 2 cups frozen pineapple
- 1 banana
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil
Start by blending the kale, water and coconut oil (which is great for your skin), and then add the frozen pineapple and banana and blend again.
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