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Smart Smoothies for your workout

Since we mentioned smoothies in our post on 5 foods to fuel your workout, we’re bringing you some smoothie recipes!

Smoothies can be used as a pre-workout, competition fuel or recovery meal/drink.

They will pretty much always give you protein and carbs as well as additional benefits based on what you put into your blender.

Here’s a few recipes to get you started.

They’re all easy to do, just throw the ingredients in the blender, blend them up, and enjoy!

Everything But The Kitchen Sink Smoothie (makes 1- 8 oz. smoothie)

  1. 1 medium ripe banana

  2. 6 strawberries

  3. 3 raw broccoli florets, stems cut off

  4. 6 ounces vanilla Greek yogurt

  5. ½ tablespoon smooth peanut butter

Smoothie will be very thick. For thinner consistency, add a little milk until desired consistency is reached.

Kiwi Strawberry Smoothie (makes 2- 8 oz. smoothies)

  1. 1 cup 1% or less milk

  2. 2 tablespoons low-fat plain yogurt

  3. 1 medium peeled kiwi

  4. ½ cup strawberries

  5. 2 teaspoons vanilla whey-protein powder

  6. 3 large ice cubes

Banana Oatmeal Smoothie For Fiber (makes 2- 8 oz. smoothies)

  1. 2 bananas

  2. 2 cups ice

  3. 1/3 cup Greek yogurt

  4. ½ cup cooked oatmeal (or raw if you don’t mind the consistency)

  5. 1/3 cup raw unsalted almonds

Vanilla Orange Smoothie (makes 2- 8 oz. smoothies)

  1. 1 scoop vanilla whey protein

  2. ¼ cup seedless red grapes

  3. 1 medium orange, peeled

  4. 1 cup ice

  5. 1 cup skim milk or unsweetened organic almond milk

Smoothie will be very liquidy. If thicker consistency is desired, add less milk.

Sounds tasty, right?!

Just remember the possibilities are endless with a smoothie.

You can add in your favorite fruits, yogurt, protein powder, oils, vegetables, or juices… even nuts or oatmeal. It all depends on what benefits you want from the smoothie.

What’s your favorite pre or post workout smoothie recipe?

Post it below, we’d love to know!

To Your Best Season Yet

Jim and The CORE1 Crew


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