After a workout this Blueberry, Lemon & Vanilla Protein Shake is total bliss for glow getters! I started adding lemon and blueberries to my protein shake so had to share the recipe.
I like certain words a lot, for example vitality and bliss. They are my quirky versions of yin and yang so I suppose in the coming weeks there will be an emphasis on these two things.
I’ve had about one green smoothie so far this year and though I should probably have one or two more, adding loads of greens to my plate albeit in the form of pesto or frittatas is also perfectly fine in my book! In the spirit of glow getting and mindful eating (or being a Sufi foodie), this easy peasy lemon squeezy protein boost after a workout makes me feel blissfully happy. So bring on the glow!
I am okay about working out. I’ve been doing it pretty solidly all last year thanks to ballet classes but to stay the course in 2016 back in December I committed to moving my body in someway everyday. It wasn’t always in the form of HIIT workout (because the body needs to rest as well), so on my rest days it was a walk, some gentle yoga or dance practices for our friend’s engagement. For me working out is about moving my body, not working off calories!
Post-Workout Glow Getter Shake
If your workouts are in full swing then you probably need to refuel after sweating it out, my go-to is some vegan protein powder and then about half an hour later depending on what time of the day it is usually some oatmeal or a lunch or dinner that includes sweet potato.
I was late to protein shakes, mostly because I didn’t want to drink something that was full of gunk – it took me a while to find one that I really loved. So whatever protein you have, try to look for one that will actually nourish you! I love the vanilla flavour from Vega Sport Protein, tastes delicious and has lots of plant-based nutrients.
- 1 cup of chilled water
- 1 scoop of vanilla protein powder
- Juice of 1/4 lemon
- Generous 1/4 cup of frozen organic blueberries
- A pinch of Pink Himalayan Salt (or sea salt)
- All all the ingredients to a blender and blitz until smooth!
- Serve immediately.