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Easy + Delicious Post-Workout Smoothie Recipes

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After a tough workout at the gym, I like to reward myself with a nutritious smoothie or protein shake. I’ve eventually mastered the art of a perfect smoothie that isn’t too runny or too bitter. Here are some recipes I highly recommend trying after a strenuous workout or long morning class.


  • Use frozen fruit to make a thick smoothie.
  • Use less ice or it will taste watered down.
  • Thoroughly blend or they’ll be chunks of fruit/ice.
  • Oat milk makes a creamier smoothie than other milk alternatives.
  1. Freshens inspired “Peach on the Beach” Smoothie
  • Handful of frozen peaches
  • Handful of frozen strawberries
  • Handful of frozen mangos
  • ¼ cup sugar-free or light orange juice
  • Chocolate Strawberry Smoothie
  • Handful of frozen strawberries
  • One scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • ¼ cup of almond or oat milk
  • Handful of ice (if preferred runny)
  • Banana Nut Butter Smoothie
  • 1 large frozen banana
  • 1 spoonful of nut butter (peanut, almond, or sunflower butter)
  • ¼ cup of almond or oat milk
  • Handful of ice (if preferred runny)
  • Avocado and Pineapple Smoothie
  • ½ of a ripe avocado
  • Handful of frozen pineapple
  • ¼ cup of Greek yogurt
  • Handful of ice (if preferred runny)
  • Starbucks inspired “Paradise Drink” Smoothie
  • Handful of frozen pineapple
  • ¼ cup of coconut milk
  • ¼ cup coconut yogurt
  • Handful of ice (if preferred runny)
  • Pumpkin Pie Breakfast Smoothie
  • 1 frozen banana  
  • ½ cup of vanilla Greek yogurt
  • ¼ tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ cup almond or oat milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • ½ cup of pumpkin puree
  • A handful of ice
  • Starbucks inspired “Java Chip Frappuccino” Smoothie 
  • ½ cup almond or oat milk
  • ¼ cup cold brew
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ cup of cacao chips or powder
  • Blueberry and Spinach Smoothie
  • ¼ cup frozen blueberries
  • 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • A handful of spinach
  • ¼ almond or oat milk

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Jordan is a junior at Purdue and majoring in History with two minors in Classical Studies and Forensic Science. Originally from Indiana, she loves drinking chai lattes, playing tennis, binge-watching Netflix, and spending time with her golden-retriever dog, Beau.