pumpkin spice almond workout smoothie

pumpkin spice smoothie

Looking for a tasty post-workout smoothie? Look no further. I have the answer for you. 

To help your body recover after a workout, there are certain nutrients you need: 

  • Carbs to replenish your muscle’s glycogen stores. Glycogen is how carbs are stored in the body to provide fast fuel for your muscles. This recipe provides 50g of carbs.
  • Protein: when you workout, you make tiny tears in your muscles. These need to be repaired with protein. This recipe provides 14 g of protein.
  • Branched Chain Amino Acids (BCAA): these are specific protein building blocks that actually increase the rate at which your body repairs and builds muscle. This recipe provides 3.25 g of BCAA.

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Pumpkin Spice Almond Protein Smoothie
Serves 1
A great recovery smoothie for after your workout!
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  1. 1 banana (cut into chunks and frozen)
  2. 2 tbsp almond butter
  3. ½ cup milk
  4. 1/3 cup pumpkin puree
  5. 2 tbsp skim milk powder (see note)
  6. ½ tsp cinnamon
  7. ¼ tsp nutmeg
  8. Honey, to taste (optional)
  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Turn on low and then slowly up to high speed.
  3. Blend until smooth.
  1. The skim milk powder is optional but without it the recipe will be lower in protein.
Adapted from The Blond Vegan
Adapted from The Blond Vegan
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