After a good workout, it’s always nice to replenish our energy with clean and healthy food, and a smoothie is an easy way to do that. I posted this post-workout chocolate protein smoothie on Instagram recently, but thought I’d share it here as well.
I made this after going for a run, and it was just the perfect thing to refuel.
I don’t like protein powders, most of them are a bunch of extracts of soy (which would be GMO, unless otherwise mentioned), or whey. I believe that it’s always better to eat whole foods, that means stay away from “extracts” and processed parts of foods. But a lot of people always think that they need a protein powder supplement in order to have enough proteins after their workouts. First of all, according to the Harvard School of Public Health, the only guidelines established only suggest that an adult gets 10 to 30% of their daily calories from proteins. That’s it. So, as long as 10 to 30% of what you eat contains proteins, you’re good to go! And you know what? Everything contains proteins! LOL Some at different levels, but it all adds-up in the end, so I don’t worry too much about that, I just try to eat a balanced diet of real food. 😉
Even though I don’t like to ‘count’ my food, for those who think whole foods don’t contain enough proteins: This little smoothie contains over 31g of proteins! All natural & organic, whole, clean food. No extracts of anything. 100% delicious and satisfying! Yum!
For more healthy real food smoothie ideas, check out my Post-Workout Blueberry Smoothie, Clear Skin Smoothie, aka Liver Cleanser, Anti-Inflammatory Smoothie or the Top 20 Healthy Smoothies!
Post-Workout Chocolate Smoothie | Vegan, Whole Food, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free
A delicious way to enjoy a whole food smoothie!
- 1 organic banana
- 2 tsp organic cocoa powder
- 3 Tbsp raw organic almond butter
- 3 Tbsp hemp hearts
- 1.5 tsp Maca powder
- 1 cup organic nut milk of your choice
- Blend everything in a blender or an immersion blender, and enjoy!
Note: I do not believe anyone should worry about counting calories, but here is the nutritional information for one serving
Calories: 796kcal | Fat: 50g | Saturated fat: 3g | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 975mg | Carbohydrates: 63g | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 31g | Protein: 31g | Vitamin A: 800% | Vitamin C: 12% | Calcium: 555% | Iron: 9.4%