10 February 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Post Workout Smoothie Recipe

For the past year I have concluded nearly workout (both cardio and strength-training) with a protein fruit smoothie. I got the original recipe from Boys Life, the BSA magazine for youth. It was a simple recipe, which I have since modified slightly. Here it is:

  • 1 to 1.5 fresh bananas
  • 3/4s of a fresh orange (I just eat the other quarter on the spot!)
  • 1 handful of frozen spinach (I smash them fresh into a Tuperware container and put in the freezer. I then break off portions as needed — yeah, no more spoiled spinach in the fridge. Spinach is one of those super foods, yet adds little to spoil the sweet fruit flavor. Thanks Jason Quinn for this great idea!)
  • 1 handful of frozen blueberries (I personally like the flavor better of straight blueberries compared to the Tri-berries blend I previously eat.)
  • 1/2 cup of soy milk (I used to use plain yoghurt but have switched due to my vegan tendencies of late)
    Put all of the above in a blender and mix. *Then add…
  • 4-5 frozen Costco/Kirkland jumbo-sized strawberries
  • 3-5 ice cubes
  • 1 scoop of protein powder (soy isolate preferred or sometimes I use whey, usually about 20-25 grams of protein)
  • 1 tablespoon each of cold rolled ground flax seed and wheat germ (I combine them in equal quantities ahead of time and keep them in a airtight container)

*I don’t put in the strawberries or ice initially as they tend to rattle around in the blender, making racket and straining blender  (my “unbreakable” polycarbonate  blender pitcher has a crack in it from placing frozen strawberries in as the first ingredient). I also don’t add the powder ingredients til the end, otherwise they end up at the bottom of the blender and are not consumed.

One Response to “Post Workout Smoothie Recipe”

  1. Dave Meridith 10 February 2012 at 7:01 pm Permalink

    Sounds great! I also like to throw some tofu in my smoothie creations.