Green Post Workout Smoothie


I don't always use protein shakes but I do tend to take them with me on days that I know I'll be having an intense workout. Do I need it? I don't know. Maybe it's an old gym habit from when I was eating a Paleo diet and protein was everything. 
Now I focus on having either a meal, smoothie or juice that is heavily green after a workout.
Here is an example of what a smoothie might look like. You can add a protein powder or not..it's totally up to you. All of these measurements are approximate and are for a single serving. At times I use the big blender attachment and make a huge smoothie that I drink before and after....and share.


WHAT YOU NEED
1 cup frozen mangoes
Large handful of spinach
1 scoop protein powder (I used Vega Coconut Almond +greens, totally optional)
1 ripe banana
2 pitted Medjool dates
1 tsp chia seeds
Almond, cashew, soy milk or any dairy free variety. Coconut milk or water is good too. 
HOW YOU DO IT
Pour to fill line. Blend her up for about 30 seconds.
I pour my smoothie into an insulated travel mug if I'm taking it to the gym with me. I personally like the Bubba brand. It keeps cold drinks cold and hot drinks hot.
There are endless possibilities for a smoothie like this. You can easily change up the fruits or greens to make something different each day. I'm kind of a creature of habit and don't mind the same thing each time.

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