Post workout green smoothie

Stuck for ideas on what to eat after your workout?

I thought I would share one of my go to post workout green smoothie recipes.

This is one of my favorite smoothies to have after a workout. Its super quick to make, which is great if I am short on time. Its really refreshing and a great way to add in an extra serving of greens, topping up your micronutrients and fiber and adding protein to your day.

It is also giving me the fuel I need to recover from my workout.

I use plant based protein powders that are low in sugar as I don’t like them to be too sweet, especially if I’m adding fruit to my smoothies.

Two of my favorite protein powders I use at the moment are :

  • The protein Works Vegan Vanilla crème has 25g of protein per serving, no added sugar and gluten free.

I love this one as it is really creamy and does not leave a chalky after taste. It took me ages of trial and error to find this, so I stick with it as a staple protein powder.

  • Vega Clean Vanilla has 25g of protein per serving, only 0.2g of sugar and also gluten free.

I have just about finished my first bag of this and it is another great one to try.

Post workout green smoothie recipe

Prep time : 5 mins

Servings : 2

Ingredients :

  • 1 Cup of coconut water / water
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups of spinach
  • 2 cups of frozen Pineapple
  • 1-2 scoops Vanilla plant protein powder
  • Optional 1 Tablespoon of ground flax seed (extra fiber).


  • Blend the coconut water and spinach for 20 seconds
  • Add the pineapple and banana and blend for 20-30 seconds
  • Add the Vanilla plant protein powder and blend until smooth
  • Pour into two glasses and enjoy 🙂

Recipe notes

  • Use Kale instead of spinach
  • Use water instead of coconut water
  • Add more water or coconut water if too thick
  • You can use frozen bananas if you like your smoothies extra cold
  • Halve the ingredients if you just want to make one serving
  • Experiment with other fruits such as frozen mango or frozen berries!

Give it a try after your next Yoga, Pilates or fitness workout and let me know what you think!

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<b>Author:</b> Claire Vanstone
Author: Claire Vanstone

Yoga, Pilates and fitness have been part of my life for over 10 years and have changed shapes within that time. All have helped me grow stronger physically and mentally, and help me through tough times in my life.

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