My Favorite Pre-Workout and Post-Workout Smoothies

smoothiePre-Workout Smoothies:

Smoothie #1

  • 1 cup fat free plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 handful of blueberries
  • 1 banana
  • 3 tsp chia seeds
  • 5 strawberries
  • Orange Juice

Directions:
Mix all together in a blender and serve!

Smoothie #2

  • 6 oz. Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • ½ cup non-fat milk, almond milk, soy milk
  • ½ cup ice cubes

Directions:
Mix all together in a blender and serve!

Smoothie #3

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 banana
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 scoop whey protein powder
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Directions:
Mix all together in a blender and serve!

Post-Workout Smoothies:

Smoothie #1

  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1 tablespoon Raw organic peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup frozen berries
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 1 scoop protein powder

Directions:
Mix all together in a blender and serve!

Smoothie #2

  • ¼  cup Frozen Strawberries
  • ¼ cup Frozen Blueberries
  • ¼ cup Frozen Cherries
  • ¼ cup Frozen raspberries
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon chia seed
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

Directions:
Mix all together in a blender and serve!

Smoothie #3

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, cherries, etc)
  • 1/4 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups almond milk

Directions:
Mix all together in a blender and serve!

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24 thoughts on “My Favorite Pre-Workout and Post-Workout Smoothies

    • Have no fear, you can’t taste it at all in this recipe! I’m going to make True Food’s famous Kale Salad some time this week, it’s a great recipe to get anyone loving kale – even kids! I’ll post it asap :)

  1. These all look great! One of these days when I have time for a pre workout (um, a workout in general) I will definitely make one of these. Well, I might make one anyway since carrying around my 15 month old is sorta like a workout :)

  2. I made #1 Pre Workout Smoothie this morning….Very Yummy, quick & easy to make! Hopefully it will provide me with the energy I need to make it through my Zumba class :). Thank you!!

    • Hi Krysten – thanks for your comment! Chia seeds are these tiny seeds that provide a huge dose of omega three fats and fiber. You can find them in the bulk section at whole foods or any health food store. I hope this helps :)

  3. I’ve never tried chia seeds, I think I will! And I LOVE peanut butter in a smoothie. I get lazy because there is a great organic smoothie place across the street from me here in NY. Only lived here a year and I am already so spoiled! This is inspiring me to make some though. Thanks!

  4. Can I have one smoothie before and one after or is it either or? I’m having the worst time trying to lose weight. Perhaps I’m over doing smoothies? Is that possible?

    • It could be possible… it may be possible that there is too much fruit or sugar in the smoothies. Have you tried juicing? Personally for me, if I do a pre-workout smoothie, I will have a green juice (made with mostly vegetables) after my workout. If I do a juice before my workout then I will have a protein packed smoothie afterward to help with recovery. All bodies are different though – and our workout regimen may be very different from one another. I practice astanga yoga at least 6 times a week, so I need to consume something before and after my practice. I hope this helps :)

  5. I love peanut butter and bananas in my smoothies too! I usually only get to enjoy them on a Sunday after a long run or walk though because I don’t have time to make them after a morning run and before work. I’ll have to try making them the night before perhaps..
    Thanks for the great smoothie ideas!

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