Post-Workout Smoothie




Everyone always asks me for the BEST smoothie for after your work out. For me, I love to make sure it's packed with antioxidants, has a hit of protein, and a moderate amount of carbohydrates.

Of course the above are important, but MOST important thing is of course...the taste!


Here is the recipe I use:

Chocolate Spirulina Protein Smoothie

-1/2 cup of oat milk

-1 scoop of chocolate Vega protein powder

-1 tsp spirulina

-1/4 cup of organic blueberries

-4 ice cubes

-1/2 banana

-1 tbs ground flax seeds

*add water to reach desired consistency

What the Heck is Spirulina?

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae and considered a 'superfood' due to its excellent nutrition content and health benefits. It has a high protein and vitamin content, which makes it an excellent dietary supplement for people on a vegetarian or plant-based diet.

Some major benefits to adding spirulina to your smoothies include:

-it's high antioxidant and inflammation-fighting properties

-it's ability to help regulate the immune system

-it can lower 'bad' cholesterol (LDL) in the body and raise the 'good' cholesterol (HDL)

-it may have anti-cancer properties and appears to be especially effective against precancerous lesions

-it may increase endurance and muscular strength

-it aids in blood sugar control


A single tablespoon of dried spirulina powder contains:

*Protein: 4g

*Vitamin B1: 11% of RDA

*Vitamin B2: 15% of RDA

*Vitamin B3: 4% of RDA

*Copper: 21% of RDA

*Iron: 11% of RDA

*It also contains decent amounts of magnesium, potassium, and manganese.

Recipe notes:

-I use Vega chocolate protein powder because I LOVE myself a chocolate smoothie. You can of course substitute any protein powder flavors.

-Vega is my favorite plant-based protein powder. If you've found a better one, please let me know! The reason I love Vega is because it packs an amazing punch of flavor, and unlike many plant-based protein powders, it is lower in sodium!

-I usually use oat milk or almond milk for smoothies. This is TOTALLY your call! You can use whichever you prefer (oat, almond, rice, cashew, etc). You can also use water...but I like mine a bit more creamy.

-If the flavor of spirulina is too strong for you (it tastes slightly fishy on it's own, but I find the rest of the ingredients completely mask the flavor), try using a big handful of spinach or baby kale!

Here it is!!!


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