Exercising is not the only way to take care of your body. In fact, your pre- and post-workout routines can have a huge impact on the safety and efficacy of your exercises. Finding great smoothie recipes to support your strength training workouts can take your fitness to another level.
If you’re looking for an energy boost before heading to the gym, smoothies are an easy — and delicious! — way to quickly get nutrients. Post-grind, they can serve as a reward while still providing health benefits. Adding super foods and protein power to the mix can help you build muscle mass.
Sold on the smoothie? Here are some of our favorite recipes that you can incorporate into your workout rituals.
Get your workout off to a great start with the right fuel. These pre-workout smoothie recipes are easy to throw together and enjoy to maximize your next sweat sesh.
This delicious drink takes just five minutes to prepare, making it the perfect choice for a hurried morning. Filled with oats, soy milk, and plenty of fruits, this rich breakfast will keep you motivated and ready to work. Enjoy in a glass, or top with chia seeds in a dish to personalize your very own smoothie bowl.
Nothing says energized like “Razzy Blue!” The name comes from the bright hue of this beverage that contains raspberry yogurt, blueberries, and grape juice. Best of all, the Razzy Blue has nearly 9 grams of protein in every serving. Fueling up your muscles has never tasted this good.
Your sweet tooth needs feeding, too! Kick your morning off with this coffee-based blend, complete with protein-packed peanut butter and unbeatable chocolate flavor. The addition of a frozen banana helps you to fight off cramps. And, if the chocolate isn’t quite enough, a honey drizzle (or dump) is the perfect finishing touch.
Recovery is super important after any workout, especially when you’re strength training. Prep these post-workout smoothies ahead of time so you can easily grab them after your workout.
Your workout buddy will be green with envy when they see you enjoying this recovery treat. Though its color comes from spinach, there’s a lot more to this green juice. Small but mighty chia seeds provide Omega-3 healthy fats to sustain your energy even after the lifting has stopped. Pineapple lends sweetness and antioxidants that can ease inflammation or soreness. This is also a great drink for easily incorporating more vegetables and iron into your diet!
Worried you may have overdone it in that last workout? Soreness doesn’t have to dictate your day! This easy recipe is full of ingredients like pineapple, cherries, and coconut water, which work together to replenish your electrolytes and combat muscle aches. This is the easiest way to feel like yourself again after exhaustion. After all, it’s a smoothie — you don’t even have to chew!
Orange you glad we said banana? The delicious fruits in this smoothie provide the complex carbohydrates your body needs after a hard workout. Flaxseed and dried coconut flakes add texture and thickness to the drink, which is guaranteed to keep you full. Its short prep-time will allow you to get slurping right away, allowing you to rebuild your storage of glycogen.
Get Fit with Sworkit
Now that you’ve smoothie-ed with these easy and tasty smoothie recipes, it’s time to sweat! Try out one of Sworkit’s strength workouts to start feeling the burn and seeing the results.
Our company was created with the goal of seeing our world become healthier. We’re passionate about helping people reach their fitness and nutritional goals, and we’re confident that we have the resources to get you there. Whether you’re looking for customizable workout plans, more delicious recipes, or a team of professionals cheering you on, Sworkit can provide.
Visit us online to learn more today! And hey — if you and Sworkit “work out,” maybe we can celebrate with a smoothie afterward.