Smoothie Of The Day: Pineapple Peanut Butter Protein Shake
Written by: Kat Gal
Working out doesn’t end at working out. It ends with your post-workout nourishment and recovery. That’s right, that means one thing: food! Yup, yup. I see you smiling.
Within about 15 minutes of working out, you want something easy and refreshing full of electrolytes to replenish your glycogen stores and to prevent muscle soreness. Green juices, green juice powders mixed with water or plain coconut water are the best choices.
Within about an hour of working out, your body needs something more balanced with complex carbs, adequate protein and healthy fats to refuel your entire body, rebuild and repair muscles and help your metabolism. Smoothies are excellent choices for post-workout food. Healthy smoothies tend to be filled with magical nourishment, meeting your macro and micro needs.
This Pineapple Peanut Butter Smoothie is a powerful post-workout meal replacement that you want to have about an hour after your workout. It is simple and quick to make, easy to digest and filled with delicious nourishment for your body.
The benefits of this smoothie are endless…
Bananas are high in potassium, helping your nerve and muscle function, preventing muscle cramps and balancing fluids in your body. They are high in fiber, keeping you full longer and helping smooth digestion. Bananas are also filled with vitamin B6, which is essential for your body to grow new cells.
Pineapple is abundant in vitamin C, boosting your immune system and preventing colds. It is also fantastic for your digestion because it’s high in fiber and contains the proteolytic enzyme Bromelain. Bromelain breaks protein down into smaller segments, making it easier to digest.
Peanut butter, almond butter and all other nut butters are excellent sources of plant-based protein to rebuild and repair your muscle fibers. They are filled with healthy monounsaturated fats that may lower your risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Coconut water is a powerful source of electrolytes, rehydrating all your cells. It is high in potassium, supporting your muscle function and digestive system. Coconut water is also an excellent source of iron, fighting fatigue and supporting proper cell functions.
Coconut milk is a fantastic antifungal, antiviral and antibacterial vegan milk alternative. It contains vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6, as well as iron, sodium, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and selenium, promoting healthy hair, skin and nails. Coconut can help keep you healthy and radiant from the inside out.
It sounds delicious and nutritious, right?! No doubt. Let’s make it then.
Try this as your next post-workout meal. Take a photo and share it on social media. Don’t forget to tag us! Share your experience in the comments below. We would love to hear your feedback.
Pineapple Peanut Butter Protein Shake
- Add all ingredients to a blender.
- Blend well until desired consistency.
- Enjoy it with a glass straw.
Choose organic ingredients if possible.
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Kat Gál is a holistic health writer who helps health, wellness, and nutrition businesses to market their products and services through quality online content. She is also a freelance writing mentor teaching wanna-be-freelancers how to make a living writing at freelancewriterschool.com. Reach out if you are looking for amazing blog content at firstname.lastname@example.org or katgalwriter.com. Visit freelancewriterschool.com for freelance writing tips. Follow me on Instagram @freelancewriterschool and on Facebook at facebook.com/katgalwriter.
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