5 Simple Yet Delicious Post-Workout Smoothies

It does not matter if you have been training for two months or two years, a good protein boost to recharge your body is always a good idea, especially after an insane workout. It will give you the energy boost you need, thus helping to prevent your body from using your muscle tissue in order to obtain the energy.

Protein is also fundamental in the synthesis and recovery of the muscle, in other words ladies: If you want to build some muscle or just tone it up, this is the way to go. So here is a list of five simple yet delicious vegan post-workout smoothies that will help you achieve that ideal physique:

1 Green Bean and Mean Smoothie

This post-workout smoothie is sure to combat that enemy called hunger. It is filled to the brim with protein and essential fats. Another benefit for us working ladies is the fact that it is quick to prepare the ingredients and to make the smoothie; about ten minutes in total. Can I get a hallelujah?


  • 1 cup plant milk
  • 2 handfuls of spinach
  • 1 teaspoon greens powder
  • 1 30 g scoop of any vanilla plant-based protein powder
  • 3 tablespoons of white beans
  • ¼ avocado
  • ½ small banana, chopped (freeze the rest).
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 2 dates, pits removed
  • 3 ice cubes

Place the dry ingredients such as the spinach, protein powder and greens powder, as well as the milk into a blender and blend until everything is combined.

Add the remaining ingredients; blend until the consistency is smooth and creamy.

In just two steps you are closer to a new you, enjoy!

2 Autumn Apple Cinnamon Comfort Smoothie

It is fall and the season of pumpkin and spice is upon us; we cannot allow the fact that it is getting cooler and that the hot chocolate is so tempting, get to us.

This smoothie will help with those cravings as it is a surge of sweetness and goodness, with an immediate and slow release of energy – perfect for the day ahead. Oh and total time spent making it? A whopping 10 minutes.


  • 1 small apple, sliced
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats, preferably organic
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut or any plant milk
  • 3-4 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup cold water

Add the oats and water to your blender. Blend on the lowest speed for a minute and allow the mixture to sit for at least 2-3 minutes until the oats are soft.

Add the remaining ingredients to the blender. Process the mixture for 30 seconds until it is smooth. Sprinkle it with a little extra cinnamon and nutmeg if you feel festive enough.

Not only is this smoothie packed with protein, but also with fibre – your digestive system will thank you.

3 Dr Ginger Pear

This post-workout smoothie might just put your doctor out of his or her job: It is a shake that is great when you obtained an injury and it is jam-packed with anti-inflammatory properties (please be aware this is not a solution for serious injuries, as it only aids in the recovery process)


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 tablespoon hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger, chopped
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk (the vanilla option also tastes great!)
  • 1/2 banana (chop and freeze the rest)
  • 1/2 pear
  • 1 cup spinach

As simple as just combining all the ingredients together and blending it until smooth.

Read also – 10 Delicious Ingredients to Add to Your Morning Smoothie

4 Heaty Jalapeño Mango Smoothie

This one is definitely for all you feisty ladies out there. This post-workout smoothie will put a spark back into your walk and not only get people talking about your stunning physique, but also your abundance of energy.


  • 3/4 cup frozen mango, chopped
  • 1 small banana, chopped
  • 1 heaping tablespoon of jalapeño (about 1/2 a small pepper), chopped
  • 1 cup unsweetened original almond or coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon flaxseeds, ground
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds, ground
  • 2 tablespoon hemp seed, ground
  • 1/2 avocado (optional)

Combine all these ingredients together and blend until the consistency is smooth.

5 The triple C’s

My absolute, go-to smoothie for any time of the day, but especially mornings: Coffee, Cashews, and Cacao. It wakes you up, fills you up and lifts you up. It will feel more like a treat than a healthy meal!


  • 1 large banana, chopped and preferably frozen
  • 1/2 cup cooled down coffee
  • 1 tablespoon organic, fair trade cacao nibs
  • 2 tablespoon hemp seeds, ground
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts (+/- 20 nuts) soaked overnight in water

Either brew your coffee the night before and place it in the fridge, or use finely ground coffee. Add the raw cashews to a bowl and cover it with water; soak it overnight.

Combine all the ingredients and add to a blender and process until the consistency is smooth.

Read also – 11 Nutrient-Dense Green Smoothies

These post-workout smoothies are easy, satisfying and essential for your health and muscle toning journey. That ideal body is one sip away. Cheers! Don’t forget to share your favorite post-workout smoothies with us in the comments section.