Exercise Nutrition + a Plum Ginger Protein Smoothie

26 Aug

It’s hard to figure out what to eat after exercising. Usually, I’m exhausted, sweaty, and in no mood to cook. That’s why healthy snacks are my go-to for post-workout nutrition. Here are a few of my favorite nutritious treats:

  • Nut butter and fresh fruit – whether it’s peanut butter with a banana, almond butter with an apple, or sunbutter with an orange, this combo is hard to beat after exercising, as it provides a balance between carbs, fiber, fat and protein.
  • Avocado toast with a fried egg – perfect balance of fiber, carbs, healthy fats and protein to refuel after a particularly grueling workout.
  • Homemade granola with soy milk or plain Greek yogurt – granola is something I make quite often in the cooler months, and has a satisfying texture. When paired with protein-filled milk of yogurt, it refuels you just the right way.
  • Homemade hummus with raw veggies and whole grain crackers – If my workout happens later
  • Protein smoothie – sometimes I want something sweet, cold and quick. A smoothie checks all those boxes, is incredibly versatile, and packs a lot of protein.

You can never have enough smoothie recipes, so here’s another for you! This plum-ginger smoothie is naturally sweet, tangy, and very frothy. It’ll give you a ton of protein and the illness-fighting benefits of ginger come in handy as back-to-school season is upon us.
Plum Ginger Protein Smoothie | xtinaluvspink.wordpress.com

Plum Ginger Protein Smoothie
Makes 1 smoothie

  • 2 plums, chopped
  • 1/2″ piece fresh ginger, peeled & sliced
  • 1 scoop vanilla protein powder
  • 1/2 C plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 C soy milk
  • 1 tbsp honey

Combine all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. To give it a frothy texture, use the “whip” button for a minute. Pour into a glass, and enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Exercise Nutrition + a Plum Ginger Protein Smoothie”

  1. athleticavocado August 26, 2015 at 1:37 pm #

    plum and ginger sound like a great combo! Gotta try that πŸ™‚

  2. sprint2thetable August 27, 2015 at 5:41 pm #

    Love all those snacks – especially the egg and avocado toast! The smoothie sounds great. Best flavor combo!

    • xtinaluvspink August 27, 2015 at 6:59 pm #

      Thanks! I’m about to make eggs right now πŸ™‚

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