Post Workout - Green Protein Smoothie

A Post-Workout Green Smoothie Bowl that is extremely filling, working as a meal replacement. Packed with spinach, almond milk and plant-based protein powder to keep you energized throughout your morning. 

Instagram Series: *Photo via my Instagram page @8thandlake*

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Hey guys! This Saturday's post is a little untraditional since it's just a one-shot photo recipe post. I posted this photo on instrgam a week ago, without any intention of a blog post, but you guys went a little nuts - in the very best way possible - for the recipe! So I wanted to do you right and hand over the super simple recipe. I've talked a bit on IG about how my goals for 2016 are focused around movement. For the past 4 months, I've been waking up an hour early to workout. Since the start of the year my smoothies have evolved into more of a post-workout smoothie meal. For me, this includes adding a bit more nutrients and protein to each one. So within this smoothie you'll find spinach, plant-based protein powder (which I couldn't recommend more) and coconut yogurt. I've added these ingredients with the intention of fueling my body with enough protein and nutrients to count as a complete meal. 

As with every recipe in this space, I encourage you to make it your own! If you haven't workout today, no worries, just leave out the protein powder (or add less) and throw in a few frozen berries to the mix. Or try a few of the other smoothie recipes recommended below if you want a more traditional approach to smoothie making. 

Enjoy you guys and happy weekend!

xx M

Serves: 1

Prep Time: 2 minutes | Cook Time: 2 minutes

Ingredients for the Post-Workout Green Smoothie:

- 1/2 cup coconut yogurt (or anyone you like)

- 1/2 - 1 cup almond milk (or water if you don't have any)

- 1 frozen banana

- 1 handful of spinach leaves

- 1 scoop of any plant-based protein mix you have

- 1/2 ice cubes


Simply blend all the ingredients into a blender until creamy! Top with anything you'd like! 


Have you guys tried green smoothies before? What are your favorite flavor combinations? Do you add in plant-based protein powders too? 


Like this recipe? I have a feeling you will love the Vanilla and Cashew Protein Smoothie, Strawberry and Mint Smoothie and the Cinnamon Date Shake (my sister's favorite)I have a ton of smoothie recipes waiting for you guys in the recipe section of the blog. If you try them, let me know how it goes by commenting below!

Hope you guys love this smoothie bowl recipe! 've been making it every morning and I"m still not tired of it! Its become quite the classic. 

Remember to tag me on Instagram - #8thandlake - so I can see your lovely creations! There's nothing I love more than seeing your photos and recreations of the meals you find here. Thats what they're here for, to make your own :) 

You can also find me on Snapchat with more photos and clips of my everyday life - username - marie8thandlake and on Pinterest - to see what my dream reality would look like ;)

Lots of love from the West Coast,

xx M

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by the lovely brand, WelleCo, I was compensated in The Super Elixir products but all opinions are my own and I only share products or brands I believe in and trust.