My Post-Workout Protein Smoothie
 
 
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Recipe type: Snack, Breakfast
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ½ banana, frozen - the ultimate recovery food. Bananas are super high in potassium and fiber.
  • ½ small sweet potato steamed* and frozen (or sub more banana) - sweet potatoes are a healthy source of carbs and awesome source of vitamin A
  • ½-2 cups unsweetened plant-based milk (more if you plan on drinking your smoothie, less if you plan on eating it with a spoon)- I use almond milk which is higher in protein than other milk sources. Dairy milk does not digest well for me, but feel free to sub with your desired milk choice.
  • 2 Tbsp. PB2* or 1 Tbsp Natural Peanut Butter - another great source of protein
  • Big handful of spinach - Spinach is a powerhouse of nutrients including vitamin K, folate, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B
  • 1 Tbsp. collagen peptides (optional)** - for extra protein
  • Toppings (optional):
  • 1 Tbsp. hemp seeds (optional) - hemp seeds are high in omega-3 fatty acids as well as omega-6 fatty acids, both nutrients that will keep your body energized throughout the rest of the day
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds- chia is high in omega-3 fatty acids, healthy carbs and protein
  • 1 Tbsp: ground flaxseed- high in fiber and protein, make sure to purchase the ground flaxseed as opposed to the seeds as the nutrients are more bio-available
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in blender. Blend on high until smooth and creamy, scraping the edges halfway through to ensure evenness.**
  2. Pour into bowl, sprinkle with toppings if desired and serve immediately.
Notes
*An easy way to steam and freeze your sweet potatoes is it prick the outside of your potato with a fork a few times, wrap it in a paper towel and microwave on each side for about 3-4 minutes or until very soft. Roughly chop it up and trow it in a bowl in the freezer. As long as your potato is clean, leave the skin on - it is totally fine to eat! I do this every night and this way, I am sure to always have a stash in the freezer.

**PB2 is simply powdered peanuts with the healthy fats are removed which makes the protein in it easier to digest after a workout, other times of day be sure to use normal peanut butter since the fats are good for our bodies)

***Collagen peptides are a powdered form of gelatin. The protein content in this is extremely high and has also been shown to assist in ligament strength—which is great for athletes. My link is to a quality brand which you always want to look for when purchasing collagen
Recipe by The Local Sprout at https://www.thelocalsprout.com/post-workout-protein-smoothie/