Written by Lauren Long
In need of some new smoothie recipes? Look no further! I always find smoothies to be easy, delicious and great for recovery. Here are 3 favorite smoothie recipes that I’ve tried and enjoyed!
- 8 oz of low-fat or fat free milk
- 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
- ½ a banana
- 1 cup spinach
- ½ cup strawberries
- ¼ cup walnuts
- 1 scoop protein powder or ½ cup nonfat plain or vanilla yogurt
I tried this one and it was very tasty! It was a bit more liquidy than I normally make my smoothies, but the perfect consistency to drink through a straw. It ended up being a pretty green color because of the spinach.
If you like your smoothies thicker, you could try freezing the bananas and the strawberries. Overall I really enjoyed this smoothie, and would definitely make it again!
Tropical Recovery Smoothie
Recipe from the book The Player’s Plate* by Emily Cole
- 1 scoop or 25g of vanilla whey protein powder
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- ⅓ cup each frozen banana, pineapple, and mango
- ½ cup orange juice
- ½ cup water (enough to help the smoothie blend)
I made this one as well and really enjoyed it! I am definitely going to make it more often. I thought it was a great combination of fruits, and easy to make.
Berry Ginger Smoothie
- 3/4 cup frozen strawberries
- 3/4 cup frozen raspberries
- 1/2 banana, peeled
- 1 large orange, peeled
- 1 inch chunk ginger, peeled
- 1 cup | 240 ml almond milk (or any milk dairy/non dairy of your choice)
I also gave this one a try, and I thought it was great! It was my first time making a smoothie with ginger, and I thought it added a different taste.
It turned out as a light pink color, and similar to the smoothie with the spinach above, it was easy to blend and had a thinner consistency.
Ginger is also good to include in smoothies after exercise due to its qualities of delaying soreness.
Leave a comment if you try any of these recipes and enjoy them!
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