The Ultimate Post Workout Snack Smoothie Recipe


There are so many rules surrounding when and what to eat after a workout. Only recently have I realized the muscle-building benefits of a post workout snack. The green smoothie aficionado that I am, I found a way to integrate the necessary components of a proper post workout snack with the carbohydrates and hydration already inherent in a typical green smoothie.

During exercise, you break down your protein structures, sending signals to your body to replenish and build. That is why it is important to be ready with a healthy protein to provide the proper building blocks for these structures.

Post workout snacks are important to help repair muscle tissue and replenish glycogen stores, which are depleted during a strenuous workout. According to one study, protein-packed versus carbohydrate-based snacks after aerobic activity may optimize your training results. In another study, participants who consumed protein after aerobic exercise stimulated more muscle growth than in those who didn’t consume any protein.

The following recovery smoothie recipe is my go-to post workout snack, because not only does it supply me with healthy protein building blocks (amino acids) and replenish my carbohydrate stores, it tastes absolutely delicious and fills me up.

When planning your next workout, think about what goes on afterwards too. Here are the ingredients that will help you perfect your post workout snack:


The Ultimate Post Workout Snack

Serves 1



Add all, except ice, to a high-powdered blender. Blend until smooth. Add the ice and blend until smooth. Add more coconut water for a thinner consistency.

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