You just finished a sweltering| sweaty workout| and all you can think about is gulping down a huge glass of ice-cold water. But your body needs more than good ol’ H20 to recover. So sip on this smoothie that tastes so luscious| so naturally sweet| you’ll crave it after every workout. It’s made with fresh| juicy watermelon| which studies have shown can relieve muscle soreness; strawberries| which offer carbs to restore energy; hydrating cucumber; electrolyte-packed coconut water; and protein powder to heal those hard-worked muscles.
It’s smooth| light| and ultrarefreshing| and at just 145 calories| it makes the perfect post-workout snack. Whip one up in minutes and it’ll offer the protein (15 grams!)| carbs| and hydration you need after a steamy workout| leaving you feeling cool| refreshed| and refueled.
1 cup watermelon1/4 cup strawberries1/2 cucumber1/2 serving vanilla plant-based protein powder (I used Vega Performance Protein: 65 calories| 13 grams protein)1/2 cup pure| unsweetened coconut water4 ice cubes