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

    1. 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!!

    1. 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!

    1. I meant 2 kale leaves. I was using Dinosaur Kale so the leaves are rather large. By all means add more kale to it if you want to do that! :)

  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?

    1. 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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