Hitting the gym and need an extra boost of energy? Pull out your blender and try these protein packed smoothie recipes now!
1. Banana Breakfast Smoothie
Begin your day with a light breakfast smoothie that will keep you full and provide enough energy for that all morning trip to the gym. For this smoothie, all you will need is 2 large bananas, plain or vanilla greek yogurt, almond milk, and honey for taste.
2. Fruit and Oats Smoothie
On the run and need a quick breakfast but don’t feel like bring a bowl or spoon with you. Spare yourself from the hassle, and make a quick fruit and oats smoothie instead.
3. Strawberry Pineapple Mango Smoothie
For this smoothie, all you need is 1 cup of low-fat greek yogurt, 3/4 cup of low-fat milk and 3 cups of frozen tropical fruit blend (with strawberries, pineapple, mango). If you prefer a thinner smoothie, add another 1/4 cup of milk.
4. Mixed Berry Smoothie
This smoothie is refreshing and delicious. Combine 1 1/2 cups of apple juice or almond milk (depending on how thick you want the smoothie to be), 1 sliced banana, 1 1/2 cups of frozen mixed berries, 3/4 cup of vanilla Greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of honey, and garnish with fresh berries.
5. Mango Smoothie
This light smoothie recipe only calls for three ingredients, making it not too heavy on your stomach, especially if you are working out. All you will need is 1 cup of frozen mango chunks, 1/2 cup of Greek yogurt, and 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk.
6. Raspberry Banana Smoothie
For this smoothie recipe, toss in 3 ripe bananas (cut into chunks, frozen), 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries, 1 cup of almond milk, 1/2 cup of fresh orange juice, and 2 tablespoons of raw honey into a blender and let the magic work!
7. Orange Smoothie
This immunity boosting smoothie is perfect to fight off a winter cold. Packed with Vitamin C, it is also perfect to give yourself extra energy when hitting the gym. This quick and simple smoothie recipe requires 1 large peeled orange, ½ medium banana, 1 cup of frozen mango pieces, ½ cup of almond milk, and ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract.
8. Acai Smoothie
Sip on this antioxidant infused smoothie to replenish yourself after the gym. Mix in a blender 2 frozen bananas, 1/2 cup of frozen raspberries, 1/2 cup of frozen strawberries, 1 tbsp of hemp seeds, 4 tablespoons of acai powder, and 1 cup of either water or almond milk.
9. Strawberry Kiwi Smoothie
This strawberry kiwi smoothie is so delicious that you might think that it is cheat day. This recipe makes two glasses because you will certainly want more. For this smoothie recipe, combine 2 cups of frozen strawberries, 2 peeled kiwis, 1 frozen banana, 1 cup of non-dairy milk, and ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract in a blender and blend until smooth.
10. Green Smoothie
Looking for a great vegan and paleo smoothie recipe? With this ultra healthy smoothie, you have enough energy to extend your workout session. This smoothie recipe calls for 2 cups of chopped mango, 1 cup of spinach, 2 small green apples (chopped, skins on, core removed), 1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger (peeled), 2 tablespoons of chia seeds, 1 heaped tablespoon of hemp protein, 1 teaspoons of spirulina powder*, and lastly, 1 1/2 cups of unsweetened almond milk.
*Spirulina powder can be strong so it is best to start off with 1/2 teaspoon and slowly add more to adjust to desired taste.
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