Workout Recovery Smoothie (220 Calories)

Workout Recovery Smoothie

I’m convinced smoothies are the most deceptive health food.

Throw a bunch of healthy ingredients into the blender, and before you know it, you’ve ended up creating a several-hundred calorie meal when you intended to make a small snack.

Small rant: I seriously think this is why people who go Paleo get frustrated when they don’t lose weight–they compensate grain depletion with nuts and fruit in overwhelming amounts. Well, sure, you’ve chosen a healthy option, but your body always stores excess energy, even if consumed through healthful foods.

(Plus, these people eat a lot of bacon. I mean, a LOT.)

And I’m speaking from experience here.

I used some restraint with this recipe. It’s only 220 calories, and it’s full of the stuff your body wants after a hard workout. Also makes for a great breakfast.


1/2 c frozen blueberries
1/2 frozen banana
3-4 pieces of ice
1 Tbs peanut butter
Handful of spinach
1 c unsweetened almond or coconut milk (I use a blend)
A few drops of vanilla extract

Add all ingredients to a blender, and pulverize.

Smoothie ingredients

Smoothie ingredients with milk

Blending the smoothie

Final smoothie product

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