Post-Workout Berry Protein Shake

It’s really important to have a good source of carbohydrates and protein after exercising (within an hour of finishing is optimal) to help muscles rebuild and repair. I also find that properly refueling can also help to amp up benefits of exercise even more, which for some can mean reduced muscle soreness, better definition and toning, and even enhanced weight loss. Go ahead and get your cardio and weight training in, then enjoy this post-workout smoothie recipe.


  • 1 cup (250 ml) almond milk
  • 1 scoop plant-based protein powder (or 3 tbsp hemp seeds)
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) frozen blueberries
  • 1/3 avocado
  • 2 kale leaves
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Wash the kale leaves well.
  2. Add ingredients to blender and blend on high for 45-60 seconds until smooth.

Servings: 1

Serving Size: 16 - 18 oz (500 ml)

Calories: 330

Fat: 17g

Trans Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 250mg

Carbohydrates: 35g

Fiber: 13g

Sugars: 9g

Protein: 20g