Post-Workout Protein Green Smoothie

Smoothies are my frequent  post-gym or long run meal. Whether it is for breakfast or dinner, this smoothie fills my craving and keeps me full. When a friend asked me for my favorite smoothie for after a workout, this smoothie came right to mind. I make it a few times every week.

Eating protein after a good working helps your muscles recover and grow. Your muscles don’t care if the protein comes from peanut butter, Greek yogurt, or whey protein – so why not combine them all?!

Toss in a little spinach because you can never have enough greens (perfect way to add vegetables in for breakfast!) and a banana for a quick recovery! When you eat a banana with some protein, the simple carbohydrates in the banana give your body the energy it needs to start immediately utilizing the protein for muscle recovery.

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time:
Total Time: 5 mins
Yield: 1 smoothie

Ingredients

  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein powder
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1/4 cup Chobani plan greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 1/4-1/2 cup coconut water (I start with 1/4 and add as needed)
  • 1 cup or handful ice

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend together until smooth. Add more coconut water if needed.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 400
  • Protein: 42

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