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.
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!
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.
1 tbsp. Peanut Butter
2 handfuls of Spinach (Use as much spinach as you can fit in your blender! Load it up!)
**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!
I just let a box of spinach go waste…had totally forgot about green smoothies!