This is my absolute favorite post workout smoothie. I have at least one a day and sometimes 2 if I’m teaching more than a couple classes. The thing about this smoothie is that it is so GOOD and keeps you going strong throughout the day. It can also be used as a meal replacement if your looking for a quick breakfast or lunch.
The great thing about a smoothie as a meal replacement if your monitoring calories is that you can’t overeat a smoothie… You make it, you drink it, and its gone.. No extra lingering around to tempt you.
If you are using it as a post workout snack it’s great in order to provide the proper nutrition to your muscles. You don’t need a high carb bar or sugary drink after you workout. Our bodies can benefit with some easy to digest protein.
Having this smoothie after a workout or as a meal replacement can help curb your cravings and provide your body with the nutrition it needs.
Try it…. Just see what happens!
1 Cup Milk: (cow, almond, coconut, etc..)
1 Scoop Protein powder: My favorite whey powder is Pure Whey Vanilla: It’s from grass-fed cows, hormone free, NON-GMO, all natural sweeteners, and no preservatives AND its very AFFORDABLE. If you want a vegan powder I recommend: Vega Sport Protein Powder, Vanilla.
1 Scoop Naked Peanut Butter: This is a kitchen staple for so many reasons- you must try it!
2-3 cups spinach: You can use any greens but I find spinach does not take away from the flavor of this smoothie.
1 TBSP Cocoa nibs: If you are a chocolate lover you YOU MUST TRY THEM! The texture and taste it adds to your smoothie is so good. I will be dedicating an entire blog post to Cocoa Nibs soon. The brand I use is Anthonys Organic Cocoa Nibs.
1 Date: Be sure to take the pit out 🙂 The date is optional but I love the natural sweetness as well as texture it adds- here is a good deal on amazon: Made in Nature Organic Super Snacks, Dates, 32 Ounce.
3-6 drops liquid stevia if you like extra sweetness- My favorite is Sweet Leaf Vanilla Creme Stevia.
6-12 Cubes of ICE! Depends how thick you like it and how well your blender works. If you are in need of a good blender I use a Blendtec and LOVE IT!
Blend away friends! Its as good as a milkshake and will help curb your cravings because it is that satisfying!
Total calories depend on what kind of milk you use but it’s approximately 300-350 Calories. I’m certain this smoothie will satisfy any craving you might have and keep you going strong.