This smoothie works wonderfully as a breakfast on-the-go, or as a post-workout shake. It’s a great source of whole food carbohydrates, which will help replenish energy levels after big exercise session; as well as protein for muscle growth and repair.
This recipe is flexible, and handles substitutions well – you can use different milks, fruits (e.g. try diced mango instead of berries!) and nut butters, depending on what’s in your kitchen.
To make the shake nice and thick, try freezing your fruit first!
Get Fit Smoothie
- 1 cup liquid (e.g. almond milk, rice milk or coconut water)
- 1 serving protein powder
- ½ banana, fresh or frozen
- ½ cup berries, fresh or frozen
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1 tsp nut butter (e.g. peanut butter, almond butter…)
- Big handful of ice
- Add all ingredients into a blender and process until smooth.
What’s your ‘go-to’ post workout smoothie?
Danijela Unkovich is a nutritionist from New Zealand. She divides her time between both public health and clinical work, and also runs the health blog Healthy Always, where she shares healthy recipe and meal ideas, and wellness blogs.
She is passionate about educating ways to live a healthier life, particularly with a focus on sustainable habits and making it work for you. She is a total foodie, and loves spending time in the kitchen or enjoying a delicious meal with loved ones.