5 Smoothies That Are More Filling Post-Workout

Want to have a smoothie after the gym instead of a meal? Here are five healthy, filling recipes that will keep you feeling full and satisfied—and they’re nutritionist-approved.

By Amy Schlinger

While most of us know it’s always best to eat real, whole foods, it’s not always possible. Whether it’s a busy day at work, being on-the-go all day, or even just feeling exhausted after a brutal workout, different circumstances can stand in the way of being able to sit down for a full, healthy meal. So what’s a good alternative when a sugar-laden bar isn’t going to cut it? Try a smoothie. “Every time I eat something, meal or snack, my goal is to get as many nutrients into my body as possible,” explains Jennifer Silverman, certified nutrition specialist, certified holistic health practitioner, and founder of Jen Silverman Nutrition. “Smoothies are a great way to pack in a ton of nutrients in one single sitting. They’re also easy to whip up if you don’t have time to prepare a meal.”

The issues with smoothies are that many are packed with hidden sugars, and lighter options just aren’t filling enough if you’re looking for a post-gym session meal replacement. To avoid unwanted ingredients, always be sure to make your own smoothie. It’s easy to do, and will save you a lot of money. To power up your smoothie and make it more filling, Silverman suggests adding healthy fats. “Nut butters and Greek yogurt are good go-to ingredients to bulk up your favorite mixture,” she says. “You can also add chia seeds, flax seeds, coconut flakes, coconut oil, or avocado for thickening and extra nutritional value.” You should aim for around 400 to 600 calories in order to make a smoothie a healthy, filling meal substitute.

Need some smoothie ideas? We tapped Silverman for her favorite, healthy smoothie recipes that are more filling than your average post-workout drink. Try any or all of these combinations and you’ll be left feeling full and satisfied.

banana almond butter protein smoothie

1. Banana Almond Butter Protein Smoothie Recipe

Serves: 1

Prep time:  5 minutes
Total time: 7 minutes

Ingredients
    • 1 cup of milk (almond or organic 1%)
    • 1 banana
    • 1 tablespoon of raw organic honey
    • 2 teaspoons of Ceylon cinnamon
    • 1 heaping spoonful of almond butter
    • 1 packet of Revere protein powder

    Instructions

    1. Blend together, add more milk as needed

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving size:1

    (Amount per serving w/ Revere Strength)
    Calories: 490
    Total Fat: 16g
    Sat Fat: 2g
    Sodium: 400mg
    Carbs: 62g
    Fiber: 6g
    Sugar: 34g
    Protein: 25g

     

    berry good yogurt smoothie

    2. Berry Good Yogurt Smoothie

    Serves: 1

    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Total time: 7 minutes

    Ingredients

      • 2 heaping handfuls of spinach
      • 1/2 cup of strawberries
      • 1/2 cup of pineapple
      • 1/2 cup of cherries
      • 1/2 cup of blueberries
      • 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt
      • 1 packet of Revere protein powder

    Instructions

    1. Blend together, add cold water as needed.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving size: 1

    (Amount per serving w/ Revere Cardio)
    Calories: 330
    Total Fat: 2g
    Sat Fat: 0.5g
    Sodium: 260mg
    Carbs: 62g
    Fiber: 6g
    Sugar: 34g
    Protein: 25g

    mean green protein smoothie recipe

    3. Mean Green Protein Smoothie Recipe

    Serves: 1

    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Total time: 7 minutes

    Ingredients

      • 1/4 cup of pistachios
      • 1/2 cup of coconut flakes
      • 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt
      • 2 heaping handfuls of spinach
      • 1/2 cup of pineapple
      • 1 teaspoon of Ceylon cinnamon
      • 1 packet of Revere protein powder

    Instructions

    1. Blend together, add 1/2 cup of milk if needed.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving size: 1

    (Amount per serving w/ Revere Cardio)
    Calories: 651
    Total Fat: 36g
    Sat Fat: 8g
    Sodium: 415mg
    Carbs: 56g
    Fiber: 7g
    Sugar: 15g
    Protein: 37g

     

      berry protein smoothie recipe

      4. Green Berry Protein Smoothie Recipe

      Serves: 1

      Prep time: 5 minutes
      Total time: 7 minutes

      Ingredients
        • 2 heaping handfuls of spinach
        • 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt
        • 1/2 cup of blueberries
        • 1/2 cup of pineapple
        • 1/2 cup of cherries
        • 1 packet of Revere protein powder

      Instructions

      1. Blend together, add cold water as needed.

      Nutrition Facts

      Serving size: 1

      (Amount per serving w/ Revere Cardio)
      Calories: 380
      Total Fat: 11g
      Sat Fat: 6g
      Sodium: 390mg
      Carbs: 48g
      Fiber: 6g
      Sugar: 28g
      Protein: 27g

        green smoothie recupe

        5. Green Greek Yogurt Protein Smoothie Recipe

        Serves: 1

        Prep time: 5 minutes
        Total time: 7 minutes

        Ingredients

          • 1 cup of organic whole milk
          • 2 heaping handfuls of spinach
          • 1/3 avocado
          • 1/2 cup of plain Greek yogurt
          • 1/2 cup of blueberries
          • 1 banana
          • 1 tablespoon of Ceylon cinnamon
          • 1 packet of Revere protein powder

        Instructions

        1. Blend together, add more milk or coconut water if needed.

        Nutrition Facts

        Serving size: 1 

        (Amount per serving w/ Revere Strength)
        Calories: 610
        Total Fat: 26g
        Sat Fat: 12g
        Sodium: 400mg
        Carbs: 72g
        Fiber: 12g
        Sugar: 31g
        Protein: 29g

         

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