14 January, 2016

The Easiest Protein Smoothie | Pre or Post-Workout

If you're anything like me, you can relate to the feeling of being ravenous after a workout.  Give my body a good 30 minutes, and I'm ready to pull through the nearest drive-through and order everything on the menu.

I told myself that 2016 would be the start of healthier habits, and for me that starts in the kitchen.  I've found that as a woman it's easy to fall short on our protein requirements, and if you are training consistently (or, even if you are just looking to hit your nutrition goals), a good, old fashioned protein shake is an easy and quick way to get those extra grams in.
Protein smoothie with spinach and frozen fruit
My go-to smoothie is too easy.  Here's everything you'll need:

Frozen bananas
Frozen fruit of your choice (I usually go for strawberries, blueberries, or mango)
Whey Protein (I use vanilla for this shake)
1/4 cup Old Fashioned Oats
1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
Ingredients for a protein smoothie for women
Throw everything into your blender.  I usually throw in the fruit first, then I add my 1/2 cup of Almond Milk to measure in the blender.  Add your spinach, oats, and 1-2 scoops of Whey Protein.  Blend!
Green Protein Smoothie women

Protein smoothie for women

Protein Smoothie Before Workout

Easy protein smoothie with spinach
You can always customize this to best suit your needs and cravings.  If you don't want your smoothie as thick, add a bit more milk or remove the oats.  Try changing your Almond Milk for Chocolate Almond Milk or adding some peanut butter if you're feeling something rich and sweet!


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