I never want to eat a big meal after I workout (I usually don’t have an appetite at all), but this always appeals to me after a long run. It is the perfect thing to sip on right after you finish your workout and then in the car on the way to work, and a perfect way to tide you over until you can eat a meal. I started drinking this delish smoothie after every workout for the past few months, and I have seriously noticed more muscle definition and a better recovery as well. Bonus: there are only 3 ingredients (and they’re cheap), and you probably already have them in your kitchen.
Frozen bananas add a thick, milkshake-like texture to this smoothie, and an awesome not-to-sweet flavor. It is full of protein from the Greek yogurt (about 33 from just the yogurt alone), which I like to buy in bulk at Costco, and the Potassium in the bananas help fight off that Lactic acid so that you get back at it tomorrow!
The BEST Post-Workout Smoothie (that you can afford to have every day)
- 2 frozen ripe bananas
- 1.5 cups plain greek non-fat yogurt
- 1 cup low-fat milk
- 3 or 4 ice cubes
Blend until smooth and enjoy!
This is how I freeze my bananas:
- I like to buy a whole bunch of them and wait until they are starting to get those brown spots, then I peel them, cut them in half and freeze them on a tray. When they’re totally frozen, remove from the tray and store in a big Ziploc bag.
- Don’t freeze them with their peels on because you’ll never get them off once they freeze, or put them in a big Ziploc all together because they will just make a big clump.