One of the most common questions I get is what to eat both before and after a workout.
The first thing to know is that I am not a registered dietician. I can simply tell you how I personally eat and what works for me.
The second thing is that I truly believe every person is different! I don’t think there is a perfect way to eat either before or after your workout. Some people like to workout first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. For some – like me – that doesn’t work. I need some fuel in order to have energy for my workouts.
So the most important thing is to listen to your body and what works for you!
All that being said, if you are looking to nourish your body and feed your muscles after a workout, this Post Workout Smoothie Bowl fits the bill perfectly!
(Helpful hint: you do NOT have to eat this after a workout for it to be amazing and nourishing 😀. It would make a great breakfast or quick lunch as well!).
Smoothie bows are simply smoothies that tend to be a little thicker. You can pour it into a bowl, top with some granola and berries, and enjoy! This can easily be a smoothie in a glass by simply adding a little more milk or water to thin it out.
This specific smoothie bowl uses peanut butter and protein powder to feed your muscles much needed protein after a workout. We have blueberries for antioxidants, bananas for potassium, spinach for iron and one hidden ingredient.
Frozen riced cauliflower! I promise you won’t taste it at all and it adds a helping of veggies and nutrients to your smoothie bowl.
I used a combination of chocolate and vanilla protein powders, but you can use any flavor you have and prefer. (I use this brand).
Personally I have noticed a huge difference in muscle soreness and recovery when I feed my body protein and nutrients after a workout, and this Post Workout Smoothie Bowl is a delicious and easy way to make that happen!
Post Workout Smoothie Bowl
- 1 frozen frozen banana
- 1/3 cup frozen blueberries
- 1/4 cup frozen riced cauliflower
- 1 handful spinach
- 1 tbsp natural peanut butter
- 1-2 scoops protein powder (use serving size on the brand you are using)
- 1/2 cup milk or water (more if needed for desired consistency)
- ice as needed for desired consistency
- toppings as desired (I used 1/4 cup paleo granola and blueberries)
- Place all ingredients in a high powered blender. Blend well until completely smooth.
- Pour into a bowl and add any toppings if you chose!