There are a lot of smoothie joints out there promoting high protein smoothies. People who lift weights are always looking for easy ways to pack in protein immediately following their work out. Unfortunately, most of these smoothies are more like shakes, chalked full of sugar, carbs (more sugar) and salt. Its true, you need those three elements after a hard work out to replenish the much-needed nutrients needed to sustain and grow muscle. But once again, these “corporate” smoothies have way more than a person needs. Go figure.
This recipe gives you the power to dictate whats going into your body. Plus, you can make about 4 times the amount making it on your own, than buying an over priced, over sugar’d waste of your time.
6-8 Medium strawberries with tops cut off
1/2 cup plain, vanilla or strawberry yogurt (if you are looking to go light, buy the light version duh!) I use Dannon.
1 tbl peanut butter
1 serving whey protein powder
Handful of ice and a 1/4 cup water
A dash of salt
Ok, you’re probably thinking the peanut butter sounds strange. I personally like the flavor but I know my wife does not. If you want to omit it, go for it. But it does act as a thickener and provides a little extra protein. And the salt brings out the flavors of the strawberries and is important to replenishing any extra sodium lost during your work out.
Basically, just throw everything into a blender and puree until mixed. Pretty simple.
The important thing to remember is have fun. Try different flavors and fruits. Just don’t get away from it being home-made. The recipe above has only
- 482 Calories
- 12.15 Fat grams
- 114 mg cholesterol
- 364 g Sodium
- 43.7g Carbs
- 32.9 g Sugars
- 5 g Fiber
- 51 g Protein
It is also extremely well-balanced. I drink this every day no more than 30 minutes after I lift weights. If you think it’s too high in calories, reduce the volume, choose light yogurt or do away with the peanut butter. It’s really up to you.