Paleo-Friendly Post-Workout Smoothie

I am generally not a big fan of drinking my calories with the following three exceptions:

  • As a post-workout recovery shake after a high intensity workout.
  • As an occasional meal replacement for convenience sake.
  • Drinking some nice wine or even tequila while socializing.

For the first two exceptions, I’ve devised a Paleo-friendly smoothie that is brimming with nutrition from healthy fats, probiotics, omega-3s, complete protein, natural electrolytes, antioxidants, fiber and a minimal amount of low glycemic carbohydrates. Sounds pretty good doesn’t it?

Protein is important for satiety and also for post workout recovery, which is why I incorporate a high quality natural grass-fed whey protein. You can substitute a vegan protein powder, and for the egg you can use half an avocado if you'd like. You can substitute coconut cream for the goat milk kefir for a vegan alternative.

Ingredients:

  • 120mL (1/2 cup) of organic coconut water
  • 120mL (1/2 cup) of goat milk kefir
  • 70g (1/2 cup) of frozen organic blueberries
  • 1 pastured raw egg
  • 1 scoop (23g) of grass-fed unflavored natural whey protein
  • 1 Tbsp. (15g) of Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) oil
  • 2 tsp. (10g) of raw organic cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop (7g) of collagen powder type 1 & 3 (optional)

Directions

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend for around 10-15 seconds. Add some water if you prefer a thinner consistency.

Nutrition information:

  • 462 calories
  • 30g protein
  • 30g fat
  • 18g carb
  • 270 cal from fat (58%)
  • 120 cal from protein (26%)
  • 72 cal from carbs (16%)

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