Nutrition

Power Smoothie Recipes

Smoothies are a great way to increase your protein, fibre, and nutrient intake, without adding a lot of energy.

They can also be a great snack to tie you over between meals, or even replace a meal if you graze on small meals all day.  Better yet, try them as a dessert to cure that sweet tooth and boost your protein intake before bed.

Just be cognisant of what you’re putting in them – as well as portion sizes – because they can also be an easy way to consume a lot of energy if you aren’t careful.

Here are some nice recipes to try that are fairly well balanced.

blueberry smoothie with chia seeds and fresh berry, top view, copy space

Blueberry Bang

  • 1/2 to 1 cup blueberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 banana (frozen or fresh)
  • 1 Tbs LSA
  • 1 cupnsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Ice

Cherry Ripe

  • 1/2 cup cherries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/4 cup frozen coconut chunks
  • 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • Ice

Strawberry Na-Na

  • 1/2 to 1 cup strawberries (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 banana (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/2 cup natural Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • Ice

Power Choc & Na-Na

(higher calorie for when you need the energy)

  • 1 banana (frozen or fresh)
  • 1/3 cup oats
  • 1/2 cup natural Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 scoop chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp cocoa/cacao powder
  • Vanilla essence (optional)
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Ice

 

PS It’s also worth throwing in 1/2 tsp creatine monohydrate to your smoothies if you’re trying to add muscle!

 

 

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