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It’s hot, you’re sweaty, and you just engaged in an hour of exercise. Why not reward yourself with a delicious smoothie? Smoothies are a tasty way to cool your body down and with the right ingredients, can deliver essential nutrients to keep your body in good health.

The right kind of smoothies can boost your metabolism, keep your energy going, and help you burn calories even after you’ve completed your workout. What you put into your body after vigorous exercise can impact your health and overall fitness in the long run.

Smoothies are easy to make and healthier to drink when you make them at home, provided you keep an eye on what you are putting into your blender. You may want to avoid any artificial sweeteners and sugars, as well as other ingredients you might not be sure of.

Organic fruits and veggies are your friends, and the perfect blend of your favorite foods can make a delicious, yet powerful drink you will want to fuel your body with.

3 Smoothies to Try Post-Workout

Take out your blender and try out these 3 healthy and colorful smoothies to enjoy post-workout. We have included a banana in all the recipes because of the numerous health benefits that come with this advantageous fruit.

Some of the benefits of adding bananas to your smoothies include:

  • Digestive health
  • Heart health
  • Rich in potassium and fiber
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Prevents cancer
  • Prevents diabetes

1. Berry Orange Smoothie

Packed with protein and other essential vitamins, the berry orange smoothie will be a healthy snack to look forward to after the gym.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries
  • 1 orange, chopped
  • 1/3 cup organic low-fat Greek yogurt

Directions:

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth. Add a little bit of water if the mixture feels a little too thick.

2. Green Machine Smoothie

This is the best way to get your fill of greens and enjoy them too! The tropical twist adds a fresh taste that will make you want a second cup.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup of kale
  • 1 cup of coconut water
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1/2 cup frozen mango
  • 2 teaspoons of chia seeds

Directions:

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth. Add a little more coconut water if the mixture feels a little too thick.

3. Strawberry Banana Protein Smoothie

Get all the antioxidants and protein you need to fuel your muscles and body with health. If you’re a fan of berries, you’re going to love this drink.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 1 cup of almond milk
  • 1/2 cup of strawberries
  • 1/2 cup of blackberries
  • 1/3 cup of organic low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon of peanut butter

Directions:

  • Place all the ingredients in a blender and blend until the mixture is smooth. Add a little more coconut water if the mixture feels a little too thick.

Make sure you drink lots of water to keep your body hydrated, especially after exercise.

Recipes adapted from kaylaitsines.com

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References:

Kayla Itsines. (n.d.). 4 Post-Workout Protein Smoothie Recipes! Retrieved from https://www.kaylaitsines.com/blogs/recipe/88786310-4-post-workout-protein-smoothie-recipes
LD, M. W. (2017, November 28). Bananas: Health benefits, tips, and risks. Retrieved from https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/271157.php