When you’ve gone to the gym, one of the most important things to do afterward is replenish your body. Aside from drinking enough water, it’s important to eat something rich in protein and carbs. The reason for this is eating foods full of protein and carbs right after a workout – within half an hour or so – will help increase muscle growth and also aid your body with recovering from the workout. If you’re looking for a quick and easy post-workout meal to eat, a smoothie is the perfect solution. Not only is it super simple to make, but it has all the nutrients your body needs to replenish your energy after exercising. You might be wondering which smoothie to have – there are seemingly endless options around. Well, we found the ultimate smoothie that will make a great post-workout meal. The ingredients in this recipe have all the nutrients you need to recover properly from your workout. The fruits have plenty of carbs along with vitamins and minerals, while the protein powder, obviously, has the amount you need. To top it off, the spirulina is full of antioxidants and the almonds will help you feel full for longer.
What You’ll Need
To make this delicious and nutritious smoothie, you’ll need:
- 1 banana – fresh or frozen
- 1/2 cup mango – fresh or frozen
- A handful of fresh leafy greens – spinach or kale
- 1 green apple
- 1 cucumber
- 1 tbsp protein powder
- A handful of almonds
- 1/2 tsp spirulina (optional)
- 1/3 cup liquid of choice (almond, soy, coconut, or regular milk, etc.)
How To Make It
This part is simple: cut up all the fruits and veggies and put everything in a blender. Then, blend it all until smooth! The trick is putting in the fresh and soft fruits first followed by the frozen fruits for it to blend more easily. Serve and enjoy!