Post-workout snack…

Meet my post workout snack for the day… a Kefir Green Smoothie!

So we all know how good green smoothies are for us, right? Let’s add some protein to that wonderfulness and make it a post-workout green smoothie!

It’s important to refuel our protein levels within 20-30 minutes after a hard workout. But not only protein, your body also needs a steady amount of carbs and good fat. According to the Fuel + Fitness workshop I attended recently, a snack should be about 200 calories and should always be a combination of carbs, protein, and/or good fat.

Ingredients:

8oz. Kefir

1 Kiwi fruit (or any other fruit… tomorrow I’ll try blueberries!)

2 handfuls of spinach (Use as much spinach as you can fit in your blender! Load it up!)

Blend and serve!

Nutritional information:

158 Calories

22g Carbohydrates

2g Fat

13g Protein

This shake can definitely be improved upon! I ran out of peanut butter this morning with my breakfast (sad face) but it would definitely be a good addition to this smoothie.

Here’s another recipe idea… any time you add good fats (aka. nut butters) to a snack it will make you feel full longer.

8oz. Kefir

1/2 Banana

1 tbsp. Peanut Butter

2 handfuls of Spinach (Use as much spinach as you can fit in your blender! Load it up!)

Nutritional information:

277 Calories

31g Carbohydrates

10g Fat

17g Protein

**Bright idea** If you don’t like the taste of Kefir try 1/2 Cup of Greek Yogurt mixed with 1 Cup of Milk. That way you will still get the protein and probiotics!

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One comment on “Post-workout snack…

  1. I just let a box of spinach go waste…had totally forgot about green smoothies! :/

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