There is nothing quite as satisfying as an ice cold smoothie after a super sweaty workout or run.
If you don’t look like a sweaty troll after your workout, it wasn’t hard enough. Or you’re just way luckier than I am.
I used to workout and then not eat anything for hours…and I wondered why I had blood sugar issues. As a Diabetic, I now have to test my blood sugar before and after working out so I can inject insulin or eat, depending on the levels and it’s really important that I eat or drink something high in protein within 1 hour of my sweat fest.
My latest favorite protein smoothie combo has about 30 grams of protein- which is perfect. My goal is 30 grams of protein for snacks and 50 for meals.
Coconut Banana Berry Protein Smoothie
6-10 ice cubes (I like to add a lot of ice to make the smoothie thicker)
1 large handful spinach
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup coconut water
1 cup raspberies
1 scoop protein powder ( I use vanilla whey powder)
Blend and enjoy!
This post was inspired by Daily Burn’s #showusyoursmoothie project. Check here for more information on the benefits of protein and alternative protein sources.