By Matt Lovell | Published on November 10, 2017
Add so much more to your protein powders by blending them with fruits, veg spices and non-dairy milk for the ultimate protein smoothies. You’ll get bigger gains and better health.
½ cup almond milk
½ cup chilled coffee
1 tbsp all natural peanut or almond butter
1 tbsp cocoa powder
4-6 ice cubes
Coffee connoisseurs will know the feeling of getting distracted and the disappointment that coming back to a cold cup brings – save it in the fridge next time and create a delicious, energy-hiking shake to power you through the next day. Energizing caffeine, good fats
and low calories are all upsides to this tasty smoothie.
1 medium apple
1 celery stick
1 fresh/frozen mango
1 cup of spinach
1 pink grapefruit
1 tsp chia seeds
4-8 ice cubes
Cold water (if needed)
Be honest, the idea of a ‘green shake’ fills you with dread, despite the benefits. Antioxidants, vitamins, omega 3s and fiber never tasted so good, hidden inside this stealthy green beast.
1 scoop whey protein powder (vanilla or strawberry)
1 cup low fat vanilla ice cream
80g quark or low fat cream cheese
1 cup unsweetened almond or low fat milk
1 cup strawberries
¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
This has no business being healthy but, being rich in whey and casein protein, this bevvy will trickle nutrients into your body for hours, post workout. Add the fiber and antioxidants from strawberries and you have a winning combo of taste with nutrition.
– RELATED: 4 Smoothie Recipes To Help Your Workouts –
Did you know?
2 of your five a day can be had through smoothies with at least 80g of veg and 150ml of fruit.
20% of your total water intake that comes from food
92% of a strawberry is made up of water. The highest of any berry.
Matt Lovell is a nutritionist to Olympic athletes and author of the book Palm Sized Plan.