5 Post workout recipes

Reward yourself after a hard workout with some sweet yet healthy recipes.

Consume protein within an hour after exercise to fuel muscle growth. It’s called protein timing, and the idea behind it is this: Resistance training increases amino acid delivery to muscles as well as absorption. Therefore, the sooner you consume protein post-exercise, the bigger the stimulation in muscle protein synthesis.

Recipe #1: Power Green Smoothie

Ingredients

Frozen banana
Fresh spinach
Fresh mint
Sunflower seeds
Linseeds
Cinnamon
Coconut water
1 scoop of vanilla protein
Method

Blend all ingredients in your blender until smooth, serve and enjoy.

Recipe #2: Banana-Choc Smoothie

Ingredients

1 cup of organic pure coconut water
½ cup of organic coconut milk
1 handful of spinach
1 scoop of protein powder
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tbsp of acai powder
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 frozen ripe banana
Method

Blend all ingredients in your blender until smooth, serve and enjoy. 

Recipe #3: Halvah Shake

Ingredients

1 cup of almond milk
1 tbsp almond butter
1 tbsp unhulled tahini
3 tbsp carob or cacao
1 dash of vanilla extract
1 banana
2 medjool dates
Bee pollen topping
Cacao nibs
Method

Blend all ingredients in your blender until smooth, serve and enjoy.

Recipe #4: Peanut-Choc Bliss Balls

Ingredients

2 cups of salted peanuts
1 scoop of protein powder
1 spoon of raw cacao powder
1/2 cup of wholegrains, seeds and raisins
20ml of almond milk
1/2 cup of dessicated coconut
5ml of coconut water 
Method

Start by blending salted peanuts until smooth but not solidified and creamy, no longer than 1 minute.
Mix all the above ingredients (except for dessicated coconut and coconut water) into your blender jar.
Pulse and blend ingredients into meal form. They should all be well mixed into crumbs and eventually incorporated into a big ball.
Use your spatula to remove blend from the jar into a mixing bowl.
Start shaping your ball by firmly pressing them together.
Depending on how moist your bliss balls are, you can roll them over dessicated coconut (or coconut flakes).
Use coconut water to wet the bliss balls to ensure desicated coconut sticks.
Refrigerate for a few hours for the best texture. 

Recipe #5: Raw Chocolate Berry Cream Pie 

Ingredients

1 cup of frozen berries
2 bananas
3/4 cup salted cashews
5 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1 scoop of chocolate protein powder
1/4 cup maple syrup or honey
1/4 cup orange juice
2 tbsp coconut oil
1/8 teaspoon sea salt (if cashew nuts are not salted)
Dessicated coconut
Frozen raspberries
Method

Add all ingredients into your blender. Blend until creamy and smooth.
Pour mixture into a pie pan. Smooth out with the back of a spoon.
Cover and place in freezer. Freeze overnight to firm up so that it can be sliced perfectly.
This raw chocolate cream pie recipe should always be kept in the freezer as it will get soggy if in the fridge.
When you serve, top with dessicated coconut and raspberries.