How often do you end up skipping breakfast when you’re rushing to the office after gym? Enough with the unhealthy habits, ‘cos there’s an easy solution – post workout smoothies!
Power-packed with nutritious and delicious ingredients, smoothies are full of energy, light to consume and great for weight loss! If you’re unsure of how to make them though, you needn’t worry anymore! Scroll down to find out some yummy smoothie recipes that are the perfect option for your post workout meal.
This is an excellent combination of low-fat milk, bananas, and berries. Milk is a rich source of protein and carbohydrate, while bananas are a great source of potassium. Also, mixed berries are abundant in antioxidants and fibre. Throw these ingredients in a blender and add one tablespoon of vanilla soy protein to it. This smoothie is great to replenish your muscles after a rigorous workout session.
Fruits and veggies that are orange in colour are great sources of a nutrient known as carotenoid. As this is the season of mangoes, peel one medium-sized mango and add it to the blender. Add some chopped baby carrots, oranges and a handful of crushed spinach leaves too. Top this with fresh coconut water, orange juice, and plain yogurt. Blend until smooth. This is a great drink to help repair cells that suffer damage during intense exercise. Also, since coconut water is great for hydration, it balances out the electrolytes lost through perspiration.
Pumpkins are rich in Vitamin A that shields the body against cell damage. For this smoothie, blend together pumpkin cubes and avocados – they have high monounsaturated fats, which reduce inflammation. Add some plain Greek yogurt, water, crushed flax seeds and a drizzle of honey; blend it with ice and enjoy your drink!
Bananas help replenish the potassium we lose while working out and sweating. They are also high in fibre that is good for digestion. This smoothie needs one whole banana coupled with a few pieces of dark chocolate and one tablespoon of protein-rich peanut butter – this has a good amount of monounsaturated fats that are good for the heart. Add some skimmed milk and plain yogurt before blending it up!
Ginger is known for its anti-inflammatory properties and aids in speedy recovery in case of muscle damage. Add some fibre-rich flax seeds that control hunger pangs and keep you feeling full for longer. To complete the drink, spoon in some plain Greek yogurt, one chopped pear, some fresh coconut water and a handful of crushed spinach leaves. Blend until smooth, and sip sip sip!
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