If you’ve been following me for a while, you’ll know that smoothies are my absolute favorite. They’re easy, amazingly nourishing and best of all, time saving! I make them every day and they have been my life saver.
Now, naturally you will get protein in every serving of plant food you eat because that is naturally where the protein comes from. So, getting your protein straight from the source in its whole, most purest and cleanest form is essential. But since after a workout, your window of protein absorption opportunity is small, getting a whole food protein meal in is a bit tougher since it would take time to make which is why a quick protein smoothie is the best option.
Keep in mind that although exercise is one of your best forms of natural medicine, it also puts a lot of stress on the body. In turn, throwing off your body’s pH balance and acid/alkaline levels which are essential for your body to thrive.
Getting in a protein smoothie (or plant-protein meal if it’s ready to go) within 30 minutes after a workout is the time frame to shoot for, for optimal results. The protein plays a critical role in helping your body repair and rebuild your muscles after a workout.
It’s one of the only times you need to be concerned with protein consumption. Other than that, everything you eat has protein which accumulates throughout the day to give your body more than sufficient enough protein to thrive. I’ll talk about this more in a future post.
Clean greens and protein smoothie recipe
1 cup green grapes
½ cup frozen mixed berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries)
½ cup frozen blueberries
1 scoop Sunwarrior Clean Greens and Protein powder
Sprinkle of coconut shreds
Sprinkle of raw chia seeds
Add all ingredients, except for the toppings, to your Vitamix blender or high speed blender of choice and blend on high until smooth and creamy. Then, pour into your 32oz mason jar, sprinkle on the toppings, pop in your sustainable straw and enjoy!
Let me know what you think!