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Bridal Fitness - Post-Workout Smoothie Recipes Monday, February 4, 2013 ~ 8:15 a.m.

Hey guys! Everyone have a good weekend? Mine was good! Highlights include taking my 29-week pregnancy photo with my friend Christina on Friday, building our new beautiful crib (I posted a photo on my Instagram account!) on Saturday and a Super Bowl party last night. Side note: My favorite part of the Super Bowl? The fabulous half time show, of course! I thought that Beyonce and Destiny's Child totally rocked it. I don't think I have ever enjoyed a half time show so much, really! The game was interesting too, of course ;) Anyway, I am really looking forward to this week because Dale and I will be celebrating our two year wedding anniversary tomorrow, and then I'll be off to California on Thursday morning for my second baby shower that my mom is throwing for me and the baby on Saturday. So it should be a good week!

Since today is Monday after all, we're talking bridal (and a little bit of pregnancy) fitness today. Although instead of a workout suggestion, today, I thought that I would mix it up a little bit with some good post-workout smoothie recipes. All of these recipes are designed to help your body and muscles refuel after exercise, and should be enjoyed within 2 hours of completing your workout. You'll notice that most, if not all, of these smoothie recipes include some sort of nut protein, which is an essential ingredient in any good post-workout snack. Most of them include a banana, too, since as we all know, nothing goes better with nut butter than banana (well, maybe chocolate, too ;) You'll notice that the first smoothie recipe is a little bit different than the rest. Seeing how I am pregnant and can't really take advantage of the whey protein powders and coffee ingredients that the other recipes include, I also included a smoothie recipe just for us preggo ladies. It's not necessarily a "Post Workout" smoothie, but I thought the banana lime combination sounded interesting and definitely worth trying :)

Bridal Fitness on Paper - Post-Workout Smoothie Recipes

Banana Lime Smoothie

Banana Lime (Fit Pregnancy) Smoothie
1 cup low-fat (1 percent) milk
1 large ripe banana
1 cup lime sherbet
1 lime, sliced (for garnish)

Cinammon Nut Smoothie

Cinammon Nut Smoothie
1 cup almond milk
1 banana
2 tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp cinnamon
1 scoop why protein powder
1 tsp chia seeds

Morning Workout Smoothie

Morning Workout Pre- and Post-Workout Smoothie
1 cup skim or soymilk
1/3 cup brewed coffee
2 tbsp natural peanut or almond butter
1 banana
1 scoop chocolate flavored whey protein powder
2 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder

Banana Almond Smoothie

Banana Almond Smoothie
1 whole banana
2 handfuls of ice
1/3 cup plain greek yogurt
1/3 cup almonds
1/2 cup cooked oatmeal
Your choice of whey protein in directed amount (such as Yoli YES Vanilla Essential Shake)

Photo and recipe credits: Banana Lime Smoothie via Fit Pregnancy, Cinammon Nut Smoothie via Fueled by Vegetables with photo via Offbeat and Inspired, Morning Workout Pre- and Post-Workout Smoothie via FoodUREcognize and Banana Almond Smoothie via Hart 2.

Bridal Fitness on Paper is a weekly blog series posted every Monday, where I share and review a wide variety of cardio and resistance training workouts, both inside the gym and out. Bridal Fitness on Paper is meant to help guide brides along their weight loss journey all the way to the altar and beyond! All of the reviews posted are based on my own experience; I am not a fitness or nutrition professional, and am not liable for any injuries incurred while trying any of the workouts that I share here on A Paper Proposal. If you're curious about a specific workout, and you'd like for me to review it, please do leave a comment below or feel free to send me an email at Sarah - at - apaperproposal - dot - com.

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airika (airikastore)

Feb 4, 2013 8:42 AM