A deliciously creamy non-fat Tropical Protein Fruit Smoothie to get your body recharged with nutrients after a workout.
One of the best things you can do for your body after a work out is to pump it up with a healthy balance of protein and sugar. When muscles break down, they need the protein to rebuild and grow. And natural sugar such as those in this Post-Workout Protein Fruit Smoothie replenishes some of the nutrients you sweat out.
After having a baby, the extra love does not seem to shed off my love handles quite as easily anymore. And having a focus of hard weight training doesn’t interest me in the least bit. I have been really into Hot Yoga as a change in my fitness routine. I crave the peaceful rejuvenation that a hard heated yoga practice brings with fast flowing movements and a focus on deep breathing. It is calming, healing and empowering. It is slowly starting to help me get back into shape. I have only been doing it for about a month, but I feel almost as strong as when I completed a 90 day P90X training 4 years ago (before kids)! This is my tropical go-to smoothie after my yoga classes – consumed within an hour after a workout for maximum nutrient absorption.
- 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
- ½ cup vanilla nonfat Greek yogurt (or ½ cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt, ⅛ tsp. fresh vanilla bean, 6-8 drops of Stevia)
- ¼ cup mango chunks
- ¼ cup banana chunks
- ¼ cup pineapple chunks
- ½ cup ice
- ½ water
- hemp seeds (optional)
- In a blender add yogurt, fruit, protein powder, water and ice.
- Pour into a cup and sprinkle with hemp seeds for added protein.