8 Seasonal Smoothies to Have Before and After Your Workout

Smoothies are not only convenient, but the right ones can make your workouts exceedingly more effective. We spoke with experts from some of our favorite wellness brands to get their go-to recipes, which use fresh produce to help fuel the body before working out and recover from it afterward. Remember summer bodies are made in the fall and winter.

Pre-Workout Smoothie Ideas

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Source: Juice Generation

1. Juice Generation Energy Kick

Ingredients:

  • 10 ounces orange juice
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ½ pack Sambazon acai smoothie pack
  • ½ banana, frozen
  • ½ teaspoon Maca powder
  • ½ teaspoon matcha green tea
  • ½ teaspoon yerba mate powder

Directions: Blend and enjoy.

Why it’s great for men: Juice Generation recommends using Maca root powder, a nutritional powerhouse that supports natural muscle growth due to its high content of bio-available protein. Yerba mate is the most balanced form of green tea; it delivers both energy and nutrition.

2. Kunachia Chia Fresca

Chia Fresca

Source: Kunachia

Ingredients:

Directions: Mix and let it sit for 3 minutes.

Why it’s great for men: Kunachia notes that this drink will give you a natural energy boost and strengthen your immune system.


 3. My Vega Raspberry Smoothie

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup frozen raspberries
  • 4 dried dates
  • 2 cups iced tea (with or without caffeine)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 serving Vega Sport Pre-Workout Energizer or Sugar-Free Energizer (optional; if you’re using either product, it’s best to use decaffeinated ice tea).

Directions: Blend and drink 30 minutes before your workout.

Why it’s great for men: Vega’s smoothie offers a healthy blend of low- and high-glycemic fruits as well as holistic sources of caffeine.

4. Joni Juice Caffeine Fix

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces almond milk
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs
  • 1 tsp hemp seeds
  • ½ tsp chia seeds
  • ½ date

Directions: Blend and enjoy. Add ¼ cup of ice for a frozen version of this nutritional protein smoothie.

Why its great for men: Blended with organic cacao nibs for a natural energy boost, this coffee-inspired protein blend has almond milk, fresh dates, antioxidant-rich raw cacao nibs, maca, and cinnamon. These ingredients, combined with hemp and chia seeds, provide an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and fiber for a quick energy boost before a workout.

Post-Workout Smoothie Ideas

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5. Juice Generation Cashew Butter Baby

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • ½ cup strawberries
  • ½ cup raspberries
  • ¼ cup coconut milk, frozen
  • 2 tablespoons of cashew butter
  • 1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs
  • ½ cup ice

Directions: Blend and enjoy.

Why it’s great for men: When you need a little more substance to get you through the day, a smoothie boosted with nut butter, nut milk, and coconut milk will fuel you with fat — the body’s favorite source of energy — without a ton of sugar. Berries work wonders in a blended drink; they’re low in sugar, but high in flavor and color — practically bursting with healing antioxidants.


6. Kunachia Green Smoothie

Green Smoothie

Source: Kunachia

Ingredients:

  • Handful of spinach or parsley
  • Half of a banana
  • Half of an apple
  • 1 tablespoon Organic Kunachia+Probiotics
  • Fill ⅓ of glass with orange juice
  • Fill ⅓ of glass with water

Directions: Blend.

Why it’s great for men: Kunachia’s recipe is a great source of protein, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and fiber.

7. My Vega Peanut Butter Protein Shake

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Source: My Vega

Ingredients:

Directions: Blend.

Why it’s great for men: This smoothie will not only satisfy your taste buds, but it will start you on your way to recovery as well — it has 25 grams of plant-based protein, as well as branch-chained amino acids and glutamine.

8. Joni Juice Satisfy Me

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon organic hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon organic chia seeds
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom

Directions: Blend. Add ¼ cup of ice for a frozen version of this nutritional protein smoothie

Why it’s great for men: This dairy-free protein smoothie with an almond-milk base and seasonal flavors of cardamom, cinnamon, and nutmeg is great for refueling the body. The organic chia and hemp seeds provide a nutritional boost to the smoothie. It’s best used as a meal replacement post-workout to rebuild muscle.

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