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Thirsty Thursday: Invigorating Post-Workout Smoothies

It’s National Nutrition Month! This week on Thirsty Thursday, we are featuring smoothies that follow their healthy lifestyle initiative. “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” is the theme created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), and it’s purpose is to encourage people to increase nutritious eating habits and amp up physical activity. What better way to celebrate this month of healthy living than to make your own invigorating post-workout smoothies!

After you have pounded the treadmill, lifted your weights, danced during zumba, and pedaled on your elliptical, it’s important to refuel your body. Smoothies are the perfect go-to treat after a cardio-filled workout, and they typically take only a few minutes to create. Drink your way to a healthy lifestyle with these delicious and healthy smoothie options that will completely refresh you after hitting the gym.

1. Orange-Mango-Go-Go Smoothie

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The oranges, mangoes, and baby carrots in this smoothie will provide you with a healthy serving of nutrients called carotenoids, which help repair cell damage that occurs during cardio and weight lifting. The coconut water stabilizes the electrolytes lost through perspiration. Drink up!

Ingredients:

  • 2 mandarin oranges, peeled
  • 1 cup frozen mango
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/2 cup baby carrots
  • 1/2 cup coconut water
  • 1/2 cup plain or coconut milk yogurt
  • 1/4 cup orange juice

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients and blend on high speed.
  • Blend until smooth and serve chilled.

 Photo and source: Prevention.com

2. Berry Blast Protein Smoothie

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This smoothie is easy to make and provides great nutrients to strengthen your muscles after a workout. The low fat milk supplies you with protein and carbs, and the frozen banana provides potassium that helps your muscles rebuild. The berries, as we know, are antioxidant powerhouses that will also provide you with a nice serving of fiber. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • 1 scoop (1.6 oz) vanilla soy protein
  • 8 oz low-fat milk (soy milk as substitute)
  • 1/2 frozen banana
  • 3/4 cup frozen mixed berries

Directions:

  • Combine all ingredients and blend on high speed.
  • Blend until smooth and serve chilled.

 Photo and source: Prevention.com

We hope you enjoyed our invigorating post-workout smoothies for National Nutrition Month! Let us know your comments below.

Want more healthy smoothies recipes to try during National Nutrition Month? Check out our previous posts:

About Cylla Senii

Cylla Senii is a new New Yorker who has a love for journalism, entertainment, and of course food! With editorial experience at Disney, she is excited to work on the other side of the spectrum as a writer for Kitchology! She loves traveling, watching Broadway shows, cooking, and trying the best restaurants in town.

About Cylla Senii 20 Articles
Cylla Senii is a new New Yorker who has a love for journalism, entertainment, and of course food! With editorial experience at Disney, she is excited to work on the other side of the spectrum as a writer for Kitchology! She loves traveling, watching Broadway shows, cooking, and trying the best restaurants in town.

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