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How to Make the Best Post Workout Smoothie
This smoothie is PACKED with ingredients that your body needs after a hard workout. And just like any smoothie, all you need to do is dump your ingredients in your blender and blend until smooth!
But what really makes this the best post workout smoothie is the ingredients. I curated them to give you as much nutrition as possible for your body after a hard workout.
1. Raw Coconut Water
Rather than using a nut-milk or water as the base for this smoothie, I opted for raw coconut water. Coconut water has lots of electrolytes as well as being high in potassium, so it’s a great drink for after your workout. One word of caution: you’ve got to buy raw. Most coconut waters have been “pasteurized” or cooked a really high temperature which basically just kills any of the good nutrients that are inside. My favorite brand is Harmless Harvest – it tastes like you’re drinking it straight from a coconut!
2. Banana + Pineapple
Both of these fruits are fairly high in “good” carbs, and also give your body a good dose of potassium. They not only help give the smoothie some sweetness, but they also help you recover from your workout.
We all know that blueberries are high in antioxidants which can really help speed up your recovery after your workout.
4. Raw, Vegan Protein
I know that protein powders can be a sticky subject for a lot of people and this is completely optional in this smoothie. When I’m looking at a protein powder, there are few things I make sure it has. It needs to be raw, vegan, organic and without added sugars. The one I used today is from Garden of Life, but I also like hemp protein as an alternative.
It wouldn't be an SQ smoothie without some spinach! Spinach is packed with nutrients like fiber, protein, iron, zinc and more. It's also pretty much tasteless, so throwing a handful will go unnoticed! Plus this post workout smoothie is a glorious purple color, so it's just a sneaky way to add more greens into your diet without even knowing it's there!
The last ingredient I want to highlight is maca. Maca is an ancient superfood from Peru that has been used for hundreds (if not thousands) of years to provide energy. It also has a naturally sweet and caramel flavor which goes perfectly with our smoothie.