Post Workout Smoothie – Aid for Recovery

This post workout smoothie recipe comes from the website Prevention.com.

It is considered to be a post workout smoothie because of:

  1. The beet will reduce inflammation and improve blood flow
  2. Kale really does live up to the hype, providing a large number of minerals and vitamins to support your physical exercise

Plus, this simple smoothie tastes really good too!

In you favorite smoothie blender mix:

  • 1 cup silken tofu (confused about the difference between regular and “silken” tofu? Follow this link for the facts)
  • Half a cup frozen (or fresh) cranberries
  • Half a medium sized beet (roasted or raw)
  • Half a medium cucumber
  • 1 cup kale
  • 1 orange, peeled and quartered, or half a cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1 stalk of celery

Blend until smooth, then enjoy!

Post Workout Smoothie

Vegetable Diet Smoothie

When you embark on a vegetable diet is really doesn’t matter how strict you want to be. Whether or not yo include lean meat, or chicken, in your new diet, the fact that you are basing it primarily around vegetables is going to do great things for your health and your waistline.

The following smoothie recipe is going to go great in any type of vegetable diet, and even in diets that aren’t based on veggies. Light and full of taste this recipe is a good choice in the warmer months or, really, any time at all.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 frozen banana (TIP: peel and slice the banana BEFORE freezing)
  • 1 cup Kale leaves (Spinach will work too)
  • 1 medium cucumber, sliced and peeled
  • 1 cup Vanilla Almond Milk
  • 1 Tbsp.Chia Seed
  • (optional) Ice to taste

Combine everything into the blender at the same time and mix until you get the consistency you prefer.

And here are some similar smoothie recipes for your to enjoy. Take a few minutes to check them out as well.

Cucumber Smoothie

Serving a cucumber smoothie is a little out of the ordinary but still good. When mixed with another fruit, like it is here with blueberries, it takes on a very unique flavor. Try this one the next time you are looking for something a bit different. This recipe will also work very well in your smoothie diet recipe collection.

1 cucumber, peeled and sliced
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup apple juice
Ice to taste


Cucumber Smoothie from Best Fruit Smoothies

Cucumber Onion Smoothie

Cucumber Onion Smoothie Mix

Fruits are how smoothies got started and are most often the base for the most popular recipes. For example, the most popular smoothie recipes I know of feature bananas and strawberries in some combination’

But vegetables make great smoothies too and sometimes don’t get enough attention. This recipe features a somewhat unusual combination of Onions, Cucumbers, and Peppers to make a really tasty all veggie, no fruit smoothie.

1 cup Tomato juice
1/2 sliced sweet pepper
1/2 cup chopped Cucumber
1 Tbsp chopped spring onion
1 Tsp Lemon juice
1 Tsp Worcestershire
dash or two of both salt and pepper
Ice and Hot Sauce to taste


Cucumber Blueberry Smoothie Mix

It isn’t any secret that smoothies offer the opportunity to mix often very different ingredients with great results and this cucumber blueberry smoothie mix is great proof of that.

While blueberries are a very popular smoothie ingredient, cucumbers are clearly most often used in summer salads and, sometimes, in smoothies favored by vegetarians. And that is a shame!

The cucumber is closely related to both the muskmelon and the squash and offers a delicate flavor along with a load of nutritional goodness. Cucumbers are loaded with Calcium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, and Potassium. 

This recipe pairs cucumbers with blueberries in a cucumber blueberry smoothie that works well as a healthy breakfast or lunch.

In your favorite blender mix:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
  • 1 cucumber, both seeded and peeled. Cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup plain, low fat yogurt
  • 1 cup pear juice or white grape juice
  • 1 Tbsp.Chia Seed