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Hydrating Coconut-Melon Smoothie

By: Snap Fitness

We’ve created this vitamin-packed and refreshing smoothie to hydrate you after an intense workout. With only a few ingredients, you’ll be sipping this smoothie down in no time!

 

Melons like cantaloupe and watermelon are naturally low in calories, help to reduce inflammation, and lower blood pressure. Packed with essential vitamins and minerals, melons play an important role for overall health.

 

The coconut water in this smoothie provides electrolytes for hydration and recovery. Refreshing and tasty, coconut water is packed with more potassium than four bananas.

 

Chia seeds pack a serious punch without adding flavor. They provide you with fiber, omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, and calcium. Chia seeds also contain protein, making it a perfect addition to a smoothie for more energy and muscle recovery.

 

BONUS: You can freeze the extra smoothie in popsicle molds for a breakfast pop!

 

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup coconut water

½ cup cantaloupe, cubed

½ cup watermelon, cubed

2 tbsp chia seeds

1 tbsp shredded, unsweetened coconut

4-5 ice cubes

 

INSTRUCTIONS:

Combine all ingredients in a blender and mix on high until smooth.

Top with additional shredded coconut and enjoy!

Tropical Sunrise Smoothie

By: Snap Fitness

This simple and refreshing smoothie is packed with sweet and tangy fruits! Easy to make and delicious, it’s sure to brighten your day.

 

Ingredients:

1/2 frozen banana

1/2 cup frozen pineapple chunks

1/2 cup frozen mango chunks

1 cup skim or unsweetened nut milk

1/4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

1 tbsp chia seeds

 

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to blender and mix on high until smooth.

Pour into glass and enjoy!

Muscle-Building Blueberry Banana Protein Smoothie

By: Snap Fitness

A 2:1 or 1:1 carbohydrate to protein ratio is ideal for refueling muscles. Drink this protein smoothie 30 minutes after your workout for quick absorption that will restore your glycogen levels and transport protein to your muscles.

 

Ingredients:

1 scoop of your favorite vanilla whey or egg-white protein powder

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1/2 cup skim or unsweetened nut milk

2 tbsp flax seeds

1/4 cup frozen berries

1/2 frozen banana (peel and freeze prior to use)

 

Instructions:

Add all ingredients to blender and mix on high until smooth.

Pour into glass and enjoy!

Raspberry Lemonade Summer Smoothie

By: Snap Fitness

It’s summertime and there is no better way to cool of than a raspberry-lemonade flavored treat! This frosty blend is perfect for breakfast, an evening treat, or to simply quench your thirst. For a taste of summer simply sip!

 

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen raspberries

Juice from one lemon

½ cup plain Greek yogurt

4-5 ice cubes

 

Instructions:

Add all smoothie ingredients to blender and mix on high until smooth.

Pour into a glass.

Top with a fresh raspberry or two and enjoy!

 

Servings: 1

Calories (excluding toppings): Approx. 222

Carbs: Approx. 39 g

Sugar: Approx. 15 g

Protein: Approx. 13 g

Key Lime Pie Protein Smoothie

By: Snap Fitness

You’ll find 450 calories and 47 grams of sugar in a standard slice of key lime pie. Here’s a healthier substitution! This protein-packed smoothie has the classic key lime pie flavor-perfect for a refreshing post-workout “treat.”

 

Protein Smoothie:

1 (6 ounce) key lime pie yogurt (Greek or light recommended)

1 cup skim or almond milk

1/2 frozen banana (peeled and chopped before freezing)

1/3 cup fresh baby spinach

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1 tbsp lime juice

Zest of one lime

½ tsp vanilla extract

3-4 ice cubes

 

Optional Toppings:

1/4 c low-sugar granola

Unsweetened coconut flakes

Additional lime zest

 

Instructions:

Add all protein smoothie ingredients to blender and mix on high until smooth.

Pour into a glass.

Sprinkle on the toppings of your choice and enjoy!

 

Servings: 2

Calories (excluding toppings): Approx. 210

Carbs: Approx. 25g

Sugar: Approx. 15g

Protein: Approx. 38g

Energy-Boosting Smoothie

By: Snap Fitness

Supercharge your morning with a smoothie packed with berries and leafy greens. A cup of fresh or frozen berries contains high levels of vitamins and minerals. Leafy greens, such as spinach and kale, contain Vitamin B, known to keep your energy levels up throughout the day. Both berries and greens contain Vitamin C, a natural powerhouse of energy!

 

Ingredients

 

2 cups of skim or almond milk

1 cup fresh or frozen berries

1 cup spinach or chopped kale

2 tsp honey

3-4 ice cubes

 

Directions

 

Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth.

Pour into a glass and enjoy!

 

Servings: 1

Calories: Approx. 290

Carbs: Approx. 52g

Protein: Approx. 18g

Berry Oatmeal Smoothie

By: Snap Fitness

Satisfy your oatmeal cookie cravings with this filling alternative. Packed to the brim with berries, banana, yogurt, and oatmeal, this smoothie will help keep you satisfied until lunchtime.

 

Ingredients

 

1 cup skim or almond milk

½ cup light or Greek yogurt

½ frozen banana

1 cup frozen berries

¼ cup regular oats

3-4 ice cubes

 

Directions

 

Soak oats in milk for 5-10 minutes.

Pour oat mixture and all other ingredients into blender.

Blend until smooth.

 

Servings: 1

Calories: Approx. 325

Carbs: Approx. 57

Vanilla Latte Protein Shake

By: Snap Fitness

Forget the morning pick-me-up from your favorite coffee shop! This creamy blend is a delicious way to get your caffeine fix and protein all at once. Try this vanilla latte-flavored shake after your next morning workout!

 

Ingredients

 

1 cup skim or almond milk

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 scoop vanilla protein powder

1/2 Tbsp. instant coffee

3-4 ice cubes

 

Directions

 

Combine all ingredients in blender until smooth.

Pour into a glass and feel free to top it off with light whip cream, cocoa bits, or chia seeds.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Smoothie

By: Snap Fitness

Celebrate National Peanut Butter and Jelly day with this tasty treat. A lunchtime favorite, the PB&J can easily be whipped into a smoothie - perfect for breakfast or a post-workout snack!

 

Ingredients

 

1 cup berry-flavored Greek yogurt

1 scoop vanilla or berry protein powder

1 cup fresh or frozen berries

1 ½ Tbsp smooth nut butter (Try peanut, almond or cashew butter!)

¾ cup skim or almond milk

3-4 ice cubes

 

Directions

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth.

Piña Colada Protein Shake

By: Snap Fitness

No spring break trip planned this year? No problem! This light, tropical, protein-packed shake is like spring break for your taste buds! It gives you the nutrients you need to recover from a great workout and stay full. 

 

Ingredients:

 

1 Scoop Vanilla Whey Protein
1/2 Cup Pineapple 
1 Cup Blue Diamond Almond Coconut Milk (60)
1/4 Cup Vanilla Greek Yogurt (40)
1-2 Cups Ice

 

Directions:

 

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.

Enjoy immediately! 

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