My Favorite Post-Workout Smoothie

I can go for days (ok, weeks) were I consistently eat a not-so-great diet, but no matter what, after I workout I always crave something healthy. Maybe not green juice or salad healthy, but something healthier than cookies, chips and other crap.

This protein smoothie has been my go-to post-workout snack for a while now. There are no artificial anythings in it, plus it’s filling and delicious.


I originally found this smoothie in Kimberly Synder’s The Beauty Detox Food book. I’ve been making it for so long that I might have changed a few measurements along the way. For the most part it is pretty much the same as her recipe:

2 Cups almond milk
1 Frozen banana
1/2 Acai smoothie packet
3 Tbsp hemp protein powder
1 Tbsp chia seeds
1/2 Tsp vanilla extract
1/2 Tsp cinnamon
3 Drops of Stevia

Throw everything in a blender on high and blend until its smooth.

You can find all the ingredients at Whole Foods. I use the Manitoba Harvest Hemp Pro Fiber powder. For those of you who live in Atlanta, the Sambazon acai smoothie packets are also available at the DeKalb Farmer’s Market.

I have a Vitamix blender, which I love so much. Vitamixes are incredibly expensive. I purchased mine on QVC because I could pay for it in five installments, which is much more doable than forking over $450+ at once. It’s absolutely worth the money. I use my Vitamix at least 3 times a week.

I got Lar hooked on this smoothie a few years ago. Just writing this post is making me crave it. I might go make myself one now. . .


4 thoughts on “My Favorite Post-Workout Smoothie”

  1. No I haven’t had this smoothie yet, Kitcath! I had your Glowing Green smoothie a la Kimbery Snyder, but you’ve never made this one for me.

    I don’t think we can get the frozen acai packets here, so I won’t be able to recreate this until I see you in Atlanta in September!!

    It looks like the perfect post-workout smoothie! So much good (vegan) protein — yummmehhh!

    I feel the same way after I work out, I usually want something healthy or at least healthy-ish. Can’t wait to try this!



    1. I totally remember making this for you. Am I just making up memories that never happened?! If we can find a similar product to the acai packets when I’m in Scotland, I’ll make you this smoothie. It’s sooooo good!

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