5 Smoothies That You’d Love Take To The Gym

Smoothies for Gym | 5 Smoothies for Workout
Smoothies for Gym | 5 Smoothies for Workout

5 Smoothies That You’d Love Take To The Gym

What is a Smoothie and What Does Gym Has Anything to Do With It?

If gym is one of your favorite places on Earth, that’s a hand full of high protein smoothies for gym you gotta know to maximize your gains.

Smoothies have long been a favorite of fitness fanatics as they allow you to condense a large amount of good stuff into a small package.

These smoothies are particularly good for workouts, because (generally speaking) they’ve got a great protein content.

Food and drink that’s high in protein is ideal for gym as it will give you plenty of energy, as well as helping your body to build muscle more quickly.

Some of the recipes take advantage of the protein content of more conventional sources, such as yogurt.

That’s a well known healthy source of protein, and you can’t go wrong with a healthy spoonful!

A More Plant-Based Approach

Some other recipes use unconventional protein sources. Namely, nuts and beans.

These foods are a staple of the diets of many people around the world, simply because they’re very dense and filling, while not being overly fatty.

A surprising example that crops up a lot in these recipes is peanut butter which, while being heavy in fat and sugar, is extremely high in protein.

The fat and sugar content of these recipes is negligible, because of the calories that will be burned during an intensive workout.

Therefore, go crazy with the nut butter! If you, like me, are allergic to peanuts, any other nut butter would in these recipes – a personal favorite is almond butter.

There are a lot of great smoothies here as well as a lot of great ideas about protein content in food and drink that you’ll be eating while doing a lot of exercise.

Without further ado, let’s get to the recipes!

Some Best To Go Smoothies for Gym

Berry Orange Creamsicle Smoothie

This smoothie is the best of both worlds between a smoothie and a milkshake.

You can add in your favorite sharp berries (for example cranberries or redcurrants) while adding the smoothness of frozen banana.

This is best served extremely cold, so it might be best as a pre-workout smoothie with some ice cubes in it for the journey to the gym.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium banana, frozen.
  • 1 cup of blueberries.
  • ¼ cup of rolled oats.
  • 1 medium orange, peeled, and chopped into pieces.
  • ⅓ cup low-fat yogurt.

Method:

  • Place all the ingredients into the jug of a blender, and blend until smooth. If you’d like the smoothie to be a little thinner, add a splash of water or milk substitute.
  • Pour into a glass or bottle and enjoy your smoothie!

Chocolate Cake Batter Smoothie

Did someone say indulgent? And potentially vegan too!

This is a great post-workout smoothie that can let you sit and enjoy it while taking plenty of protein in the form of peanut butter and blended cacao powder.

You can make this as sweet or dark as you like, but, personally, I know I’d prefer it very sweet.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk, of choice.
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder.
  • 1-3 ice cubes.
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter.
  • 1 medium banana, frozen.
  • ¼ cup rolled oats.
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds.
  • 1 scoop chocolate whey protein powder (optional)

Method:

  • Place all the ingredients into the jug of a blender, and blend until smooth.
  • Pour the finished smoothie into a glass or bottle and enjoy post-workout!

Tropical Green Machine

Green smoothies got a bad rap for a very long time, but the truth is that they can be delicious!

Throw some spinach in a tropical smoothie to give you an iron boost while you enjoy the flavors of banana, mango, and pineapple.

If you’re feeling fancy, you could add some spirulina! That’s sure to give your immune system a boost at the same time.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of coconut water.
  • ½ cup baby spinach.
  • 1 medium banana, frozen.
  • ¾ cup of frozen mango, diced.
  • 1 tsp spirulina.
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds.

Method:

  • Place all the ingredients into the jug of a blender, and blend until completely smooth.
  • Pour the smoothie into a glass, and enjoy!

Strawberry Banana Protein Blast

Have you ever seen three words that go together quite so well in a gym smoothie?

The secret to this one is that the sharpness of the berries will refresh you, while the protein richness and decadence of a generous spoonful of nut butter will help you rejuvenate after gym.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk of choice.
  • 1 medium banana, frozen.
  • ½ cup of chopped strawberries.
  • ¼ cup low-fat yogurt.
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter.

Method:

  • Place all the ingredients into the jug of a blender and pulse for ten seconds every thirty seconds until smoothie. If it’s a little too thick, try adding a little more of the milk you used.
  • Serve over ice!

Matcha and Coconut Smoothie

Matcha is one of my all-time favorites, and pairing it with rich coconut will be a great post-workout.

The matcha will give it a bright color and pack it full of anti-oxidants while the coconut brings great flavor and protein content.

Ingredients:

  • 1 banana.
  • 1 cup of frozen mango chunks.
  • 2 leaves of kale, torn into pieces.
  • 3 tablespoons of white beans, drained and rinsed.
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut.
  • ½ teaspoon matcha green tea powder.
  • 1 cup of water.

Method:

  • Combine the banana, mango, kale, white beans, coconut, and matcha powder in a blender. Add the water, and blend until very smooth. For added sweetness, try a dash of maple syrup.
  • Serve over ice!

Bottom Line

All these smoothies for gym are delicious, but even if you just pick out a couple of ideas you like and improvise, that’s great too!

Let us know if that’s what you do. We’d love to see what you create, so just take a photo and mark us on Instagram!

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