With the weather getting warmer, that can make fueling up after workouts a bit more challenging because you need more hydration along with calories. A simple way to accomplish that is to mix up some of your favorite ingredients in the blender, then just sip away. Not only does the post workout smoothie taste good, but if your workout was a hot one, a cold beverage really hits the spot. Just watch out for the brain freeze if you drink it too fast!
Here are some smoothie recipes to try after your next workout, for breakfast or lunch or in between meal snack. Ingredient portions to your taste buds liking and how thick or thin you like your smoothie
"Taste bud frenzy"
1 cup coconut milk
2 Tbs. freshly squeezed orange juice
1 Tbs. maple syrup (or ¼ tsp. stevia)
½ tsp. vanilla extract
¼ tsp. ground cardamom
½ an orange, peeled, segmented, and sliced
½ of a green d’Anjou pear, sliced thin
a handful of blueberries
a handful of macadamia nuts, chopped
2 ounces espresso (or very strong coffee)8 ounces low-fat Greek yogurt2 tablespoons sweetened ground chocolate1 banana