There are only a few things that can beat the feeling of a workout in the morning (preferably ‘fasted cardio’ ) followed by a warm shower and returning to bed with a smoothie. A smoothie that not only taste amazing, but will also recharge you. The best feeling.
What is the best way to recharge after an intensive workout? In other words, what is the best Post Work Out Smoothie?
I’m sorry to burst your bubble, but there is no such thing as the perfect post workout smoothie. We are all different and therefore the ultimate post workout smoothie is a myth. There are some ingredients and some facts that will benefit all of us (if healthy) after a workout though. But again, it might be the case that you need more than this. Some people that have a fast metabolism or are on the skinny side may want to add protein powder into this smoothie. I personally don’t use a protein powder, but if you are not sharing this opinion please be my guest and add some (raw organic) protein powder.
Let’s blend this smoothie!
For a Post Work Out Super Smoothie (enough for one big jar) you will need the following:
- 500 ml of fresh coconutwater
- 2 to 3 ripe bananas (frozen is also fine)
- 4 pitted dates
- a pinch of cinnamon
- a pinch of vanilla
- a teaspoon of chia seeds
- a teaspoon of hempseeds
This smoothie is the perfect base providing you with plenty of carbs (dates/bananas), protein (hemp seeds), essential fatty acids (chia seeds) and electrolytes (coconut water).
Feel free to add some iron to this smoothie such as a handful of spinach or kale. Preferable with some extra vitamin C (such as lemon juice) for a better absorption.
Blend, poor in a big jar, relax and enjoy!
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