Best Post-Workout Smoothies
My favourite recipe included!
Smoothies are nutrient-dense liquid meals and snacks that are delicious and easy to carry.
Exercise-induced exhaustion can temporarily reduce a person's appetite. Since smoothies are easy to drink, they are usually the most opted post-workout option. Aside from that, smoothies are a great way to get some leafy green in, stay hydrated, and replenish your body with nutrients.
People have asked me multiple times what is my go-to smoothie option. But, before diving into that, let me tell you what a smoothie should have to be effective and healthy.
What MUST go in every smoothie.
An essential element of a good smoothie is green leafy vegetables.
1) Green leafy vegetables: They have something called thylakoids. Thylakoids are very important for your body. Some foods make you feel fuller and reduce your hunger hormones, assisting in weight loss and a balanced diet. Thylakoids do exactly that.
2) One or two types of fruits: Fruits help in replenishing your glycogen stores post-workout. Besides that, they are loaded with antioxidants, clearing up some of the damage caused in your body from the training session itself.
3) 1-2 tbsp of nuts and seeds: Your smoothie should also include nuts and seeds. Flax seeds, chia help, induce faster absorption of vitamins and minerals from your greens and fruits. You need essential fats to help absorb fat-soluble vitamins and certain minerals.
4) Always add an anti-inflammatory agent to your smoothie: Chronic exercise-induced inflammation can do more harm to your body than good. Mix a handful of berries, a pinch of turmeric, or a dash of cinnamon into your smoothie for their anti-inflammatory effects.
Here is my favourite smoothie recipe:
1 cup of Brahmi leaves
2 frozen banana’s
1 cup frozen pineapple (or berries)
Pinch of matcha powder (anti-inflammatory)
1 cup cashew milk
1 brazil nut
A handful of Goji Berries.
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