Here is a recipe for a mouth-watering, nutritious, high protein smoothie which can be used ideally after an intense workout out, or even as a snack in between meals.
Just a small tip, if you want to make a sweet smoothie and have it thick and milky like a milkshake, opt for low fat plain cottage cheese instead of ice cream. High in protein and low in sugar!
The best smoothies are nutrient-dense, providing vitamins and oils necessary for good nutrition. Fat is required for biological functions and burned by your body for energy; a good smoothie should have some dietary fat. Simply blending a banana with ice and skim milk does not make a good smoothie; there is almost no fat for the body to use in assimilating the vitamins, and there is little nutritive content at all. A healthy smoothie contains egg yolks, coconut oil, cream or other nutrient-dense foods. Smoothies are a great, simple way to get in the extra nutrition you need. 
Post Workout Smoothie
By October 5, 2012Published:
- Yield: 1 glass ( 1 Servings )
- Prep: 5 mins
- Cook: .5 min
- Ready In: 5.5 mins
A Delicious & Nutritious Post Workout Smoothie with Milk and Cottage Cheese.
- 200 ml milk low fat
- 80 grams cottage-cheese plain, smooth and low fat
- 100 grams greek-yoghurt plain
- 1 banana small
- 1 grapefruit or a handful of strawberries
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Dash of stevia
- 1 tsp guar-gum (optional) - guar gum is just a thickener
- 15 grams protein-powder I used Evox’s 100% whey protein, chocolate flavor
- 2 tsp desiccated-coconut
- Place all ingredients in a blender, and blend for 30 seconds. Just check that the protein powder does not stick to the sides of the blender. If it does just scrape it off with a spoon and blend again.
- Pour into a glass and enjoy! *Please note you can manipulate the amounts of each ingredient depending on your nutritional requirements.
- Course: Snack