Happppppy New Year, everybody!!!
Hope that your 2016 is off to a hopeful and happy start, wherever life may find you.
Though the title of this post may suggest otherwise on a day like today, I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not big on making grand new year’s resolutions, especially when it comes to fitness. (Choosing one little word for the year is more my style.) Instead, I’m just looking forward to just trying to keep up my general fitness aim that I’ve had for the past few years — getting my heart rate up high enough to break a sweat each day. On the good days, that means a killer Barre3 workout, or a good yoga classi, or a Mad Men episode’s worth of time on my elliptical. On the busy days, that may just mean a quick few jogs up and down the stairs at the end of the day, or a quick walk around the block with my pup, or a few push-ups. My lifelong resolution is just to try and do at least something each day.
And when I do, I will absolutely admit that I mega look forward to some sort of delicious, energy-packed snack afterwards. More often than not, I just end up reaching for one of my no-bake energy bites, which I like to always keep on hand. But when I’m at home with a blender nearby, I absolutely love blending up a tasty, refreshing, protein-packed green smoothie.
Especially this one.
It’s chocked full of easy everyday ingredients that are good for refueling your energy and electrolytes and all of that good stuff after a workout. It’s ready to go in under 5 minutes. And if you need some motivation to get through a tough workout, I promise, this is a delicious one. So let’s kick off the year with a healthy start!
Alright, the magical ingredients in this one include…
To make the green smoothie, simply toss everything in a blender and pulse until smooth…
…and then voila!
An easy, power-packed, and delicious green smoothie is ready to enjoy…
…which I happily did after my workout this week. You know, just for “blog research”. ;)
So anyway, whether you’re making big fitness resolutions for the new year, or simply resolving to keep movin’ this year, I would highly recommend considering this recipe as a delicious end to your workouts.
This Post-Workout Green Smoothie recipe is full of simple, delicious, and nutritious ingredients that will help replenish your energy after a good workout.
*1-inch piece fresh ginger = about 1.5 Tablespoons grated fresh ginger = about 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
**Do not use Greek yogurt if making this smoothie vegan.
If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #gimmesomeoven. I'd love to see what you cook!