Let me tell you I am on another kick, this time it’s smoothies! I love making smoothies! You can make so many different kind of variations just by using what you already have on hand. You can have a smoothie for breakfast, lunch or even dessert! Make it sweet, make it tart, make it extremely healthy or make it not so healthy. I just love it!! I hope you like smoothies, because I just froze some banana’s, bought a bunch of fruit, and bought a bunch of frozen fruit, so be prepared for lots of recipes. I have some fun ideas in store!! Today’s smoothie is my Post Work out Smoothie!
When I got back from Zumba class I was so thirsty and I was a little hungry considering I only had a small container of yogurt for breakfast. I didn’t want to fill up to much before going. I have to say I enjoyed Zumba. It was my first class I ever took and it was fun!! It didn’t matter if you knew the moves or not, everyone was doing what they could, as long as you keep moving!! It was quite a sweaty workout. I think I’m going to do the class every Saturday! Besides the class, the second best thing was coming home to a nice healthy smoothie!!!
This smoothie has pretty much every piece of fruit I had in the house. So you maybe like my gosh, could she add anymore to this smoothie? But you know all of it combined together made a naturally sweet, healthy drink!!
Before making the smoothie, I had a few key things I was looking for, protein to help repair and build muscle, vitamin C to help strengthen my immune system since I still have a cold and potassium to help with cramps, like a Charlie Horse. I think I found everything I was looking for in this drink. I’m going to share the whole nutrient package with you in the recipe section.
The smoothie is made with unsweetened coconut milk from the carton, One 6 oz container of Chobani Blood Orange Greek Yogurt, 2 freshly squeezed oranges, frozen honeydew melon, frozen strawberries, fresh blueberries and a half a scope of vanilla protein powder. This was a nice thick, cold drink to satisfy my cravings! You may see in the future that I may add more protein powder to drinks. I tried it before, but got really sick from my last protein smoothie, that’s why I only went with a half a scoop. It worked out for me, I felt fine and energized! This is a feel good smoothie!
I didn’t have intentions of taking pictures of the drink, but Little Jenny said I should share it with you because it’s really good! I had a pinch left, so I thought ok. Unfortunately do to bad timing, most of my photos didn’t turn out. I hate that! So I did play around with the edits a bit and pulled out the best pictures that I had. I found taking pictures from the top was better then directly on, so forgive the photos. I’ll probably re-make this one to share it again with you. I know I will want another one of these.
- ½ cup orange juice, freshly squeezed
- ½ scoop vanilla protein powder
- 1 cup coconut milk, unsweetened
- 1 cup honeydew melon, frozen
- ½ cup blueberries, fresh
- 1 cup strawberries, frozen
- 6 oz Chobani Blood Orange Yogurt
- ½ cup ice
- Add all ingredients to a blender and process until creamy smooth.
Vitamin A: 7.6%
Vitamin B-12: 22.5 %
Vitamin B-6: 31.5 %
Vitamin C: 132.6 %
Vitamin D: 12.5 %
Vitamin E: 2.7 %
Calcium: 22.8 %
Copper: 4.6 %
Folate: 10.5 %
Iron: 4.1 %
Magnesium: 12.9 %
Manganese: 14.9 %
Niacin: 3.9 %
Pantothenic Acid: 26.2 %
Phosphorus: 6.7 %
Riboflavin: 29.2 %
Selenium: 1.8 %
Thiamin: 31.9 %
Zinc: 10.2 %
I called this smoothie my Post Workout Smoothie, but it needs a better name. Can you suggest one? It is thick, creamy and you really taste the sweetness of the oranges and strawberries. Any suggestions would be grateful. I sometimes have a hard time coming up with recipe names.
Well my Friends, I am off to dinner!
Have a great day!