Tuesday, November 17, 2015

4 Healthy Protein Smoothie Recipes To Improve Your Workout Results

As we discussed last week, a protein shake or smoothie can be a great way to get the protein you need to support your fitness and workout goals. This week, we've got 4 tasty recipes to share with you, but first, when should you drink your protein smoothie?

Some people like to consume their smoothie in the morning. This can be a great idea if you generally don’t feel hungry in the mornings. A protein smoothie can provide a boost of energy to get you started for the day if you also feel tired.

Generally, a smoothie that is consumed pre-workout (before the workout) can generate the best results due to the high amount of natural sugar carbs and fast release energy that can increase performance during workouts.

And, of course, a protein shake can be great after workouts to aid in muscle recovery. Here are some tasty options to try.

4 Protein Powder Smoothie Recipes

1. Banana-Oat Protein Smoothie

Svenska: Tropical Smoothie
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Bananas are essential sources of potassium that aids calcium absorption and protects the heart. This is the ideal drink before a strenuous workout - it will sustain your blood sugar and prevent muscle cramps.

1-2 scoops / 25-50 grams (depending on your protein goals) of organic whey protein powder
2 scoops / 50 grams of oats / Instant Oats
1 & ½ half bananas
1 & 1/2 half cups of low or non-fat milk

2. Tropical Breeze

With a range of healthy fruits the tropical breeze is a healthy nutrient and protein filled smoothie that will provide excellent results when consumed.


1 cup vanilla almond milk (unsweetened)
1 cup pineapple
1 teaspoon fresh shredded coconut (no sugar added) or coconut milk
1/2 cup blueberries (get frozen when out of season)
1 scoop of organic whey protein powder (unflavored or vanilla flavored)

3. Blueberry Blast

With the various micro nutrients packed into blueberries it means that not only are you benefiting from all the pro’s already outlined but you are also becoming healthier all at the same time.

1 cup vanilla almond milk (unsweetened)
1 frozen banana
1/2 cup blueberries
1 scoop organic whey protein powder (unflavored or vanilla flavor, but, watch the sugar content on the package)

4. Banana Bread Shake

Another excellent source of energy and potassium from the bananas along with the slow release energy from the oatmeal and bran flakes to keep you going throughout your workout and your entire day!

1- 2 Scoops / 25-50 grams (depending on your protein goals) of organic whey protein powder
1 banana
½ cup of Oatmeal
3/4 cup bran flakes
1 bottle of water
Sweetener to add taste (be sure to use honey or stevia - not an artificial sweetener)

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